“I had to adhere to sanitary norms. I didn’t see my grandchildren for about six months, I didn’t communicate with anyone except my wife and my son. I was determined to get better.”
Residents of three Turkmen communities – the desert community of Karakum, Nohur village in the Kopet Dag mountains, and the Sakarchaga oasis - are working to increase their resilience to climate change by implementing water efficiency and irrigation measures, and developing water user associations benefiting over 30,000 farmers.
In 2008, for the first time, the number of the urban population in the world has exceed the rural population. By 2050, that figure will have risen to 6.5 billion people – two-thirds of the humans on our planet. The same tendency is observed in Turkmenistan, where the number of urban population exceeded rural in 2014. And this trend is accelerating.
UNDP is a long-term, well-known and fully-trusted partner of the Government of Turkmenistan. Since 1995, we have supported the national development agenda with cutting-edge technology, global best practices and innovative solutions.
Our programme uses coherent and sustainable approaches to addressing the following priority areas, in line with the SDGs: a) resilience, climate change and energy; b) economic diversification; c) governance, rule of law and access to health services; and d) quality of statistics for the implementation of the global development agenda.