Sustainable development

The Modern Landmark to Fight Climate Change Effects in Turkmenistan

18 Sep 2017 by Nazik Avlyakulova

Anyone visiting Turkmenistan remembers it for its culture, brightness of colors, welcoming people and the heat. Steadily increasing of air temperature and reduced rainfall are caused by climate change. However, you won’t feel it unless you are engaged into the agriculture. Agriculture is the main consumer of water within Turkmenistan and it is a critical sector of the economy accounting for almost one-fifth of GDP and some 50% of the population employed in it.[i] Every year, the Government of Turkmenistan invests millions of dollars and puts enormous efforts to ensure that the agriculture strives and that the national security is not jeopardized by the lack of food stock for local production. … Read more

Turkmenistan aims at improving energy efficiency in construction

31 Jul 2017 by Elvira Kadyrova (nCA)

The Ministry of construction and architecture of Turkmenistan is consistently improving the designing of energy-efficient facilities for industrial and civil purposes, Turkmen media reported. The activity on improving the energy efficiency of buildings is carried out by the State Design Scientific and Production Association "TurkmenDovlettaslama", structural subdivision of the ministry, and the National Committee for Hydrometeorology under the Cabinet of Ministers. In recent years, the Association have revised such building norms as "Housetops and roofs", "Residential buildings", "Construction climatology" and "Construction heat engineering". … Read more

Here is why fair trial and the rule of law matter

28 Mar 2017 by Nazik Myradova

Dr. Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou / UNDP Turkmenistan
The right to fair trial is in the core of the human rights protection system because only courts can restore violated rights. UNDP expert explains the importance of fair trial and the rule of law. … Read more

Psychological Help to Bring MDR-TB Patients back to Treatment

31 Jan 2017 by Bahar Bayramova

Consultation of the Red Crescent psychologist with the TB doctor at the Centralized Lab for Infectious Diseases / UNDP Turkmenistan
TB treatment is a very long and complicated process. Often, patients are left alone to face the disease because their community does not often understand how the disease is transmitted and what the patient is going through. A person living with TB has suppressed immune system and must very carefully follow all instructions of the assigned treatment, adhere to the dietary prescription and regularly visit his doctor. The treatment usually takes around 6-8 months. However, there is a multi-drug resistant form of TB (MDR-TB) with the treatment period of 2 years. During those 2 years, MDR-TB patient shall take medications under the supervision of the TB doctor and regularly undergo medical checkup. “Every year around 6 to 10 million people are diagnosed with TB. However, modern medical care allows full cure of TB under the condition that the diagnosis is made and the treatment has started on time. Nevertheless, there is another very important condition - a moral and psychological state of the patient, his will, persistence and optimism,” explains Bahar Bayramova, psychologist of the National Red Crescent Society of Turkmenistan (NRCS) – a Sub-recipient of the TB grant from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (Global Fund). … Read more

How to Make Cities Safe and Sustainable?

19 Sep 2016 by Nazik Myradova

Ashgabat / UNDP Turkmenistan
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. … Read more

The Living Legends of Nohur

13 Jan 2016 by Nazik Myradova

Local residents and project technical advisers / UNDP Turkmenistan
Project monitoring and evaluation process often focuses on outputs, numerical results and delivery in monetary value. Thus, through this blog, I would like to share what I see in terms of human impact of the project without precise numerical figures. I hope to tell the story of human beings behind the projects to demonstrate long-term effect and tell the story of the site. … Read more

Expert opinion on UNDP’s “Social Inclusion through Leadership Skills for Disabled Women in Turkmenistan”

07 Dec 2015 by Nazik Myradova

Photo: UNDP/Turkmenistan
On average, 10% of the population of the world has some form of disability. But how many persons with disabilities do you see on the streets? Social exclusion, low educational attainment, unemployment, low self-esteem and limited opportunities to participate in political and social life are frequent parts of persons with disabilities’ daily experience. A very low number of persons with disabilities are employed or attend universities. The stereotyping of and prejudice against them are still widespread and their families experience social stigma so that many persons with disabilities have to stay at home. In society, there is a genuine and widespread lack of understanding that most persons with disabilities could in fact function effectively at work, school, and with society, if given adequate support. … Read more

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