Climate Risk Management in Turkmenistan

What is the project about

The project aims at strengthening the institutional, legal and technical capacity of key institutions with a primary focus on Turkmenhydromet. It works through Turkmenhydromet to establish a better understanding of climate risk and information requirements among key institutions such as the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Water Management and the General Department on Emergencies.

The project focuses on improving the provision of Climate Risk Management (CRM) information to vulnerable livestock and agricultural communities with pilot assessments undertaken in 3 typical climatic zones (Nohur, Yerbent, Mary). Potential financing structures for providing climate risk information will be reviewed. Long range climate modeling capacity will be developed, and linkages between Turkmenhydromet and the Ministry of Nature Protection/UNFCCC focal point strengthened. Support will be provided to improving national level communication of climate risks through the media. A national CRM network will be established, a national CRM profile developed, and best practice disseminated at both a national and local level.

The project will help increase resilience of agricultural and livestock communities through more effective CRM assessment and risk information provision and address above barriers by three components:

  • Improved enabling environment for CRM at systemic, institutional and individual levels
  • Demonstrating effective use of climate risk information at a local level
  • Facilitating Knowledge Sharing and Networking for CRM

What have we accomplished so far

  • With UNDP support the Government developed and approved the National Strategy on Climate Change that was officially presented to the international community at the World Summit “Rio+20, in June 2012
  • National experts reviewed the options and approaches to incorporating climate risk considerations into planning and relevant regulatory and legal frameworks and inter-institutional linkages
  • Local specialists and experts of governmental institutions trained on Climate Risk Management
  • Turkmenhydromet is currently designing its website with the project support

Who Finances it

Donor Amount contributed, USD
UNDP 600,000
Total budget 600,000

Delivery in previous fiscal year(s)

Year Amount, USD
2012 64,485
Project period
Geographic coverage
Focus Area
Environment & Energy
State Committee for Hydrometeorology under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan
Focal points
Programme Officer

Mr. Rovshen Nurmuhamedov


Chief Technical Adviser

Ms. Mahrijemal Hudayberdiyeva


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