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  • 14 Apr 2015
    Public service delivery exchange between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan facilitated by UNDP

    More than 150 of officials and civil servants from Turkmenistan attended the presentation made by the Azerbaijan State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations (ASAN) about its innovative model of public service delivery. This event culminated the week-long visit of the representatives of ASAN to Turkmenistan, organized and co-sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Civil Service Academy (CSA) under the President of Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan Government.

  • 08 Apr 2015
    Coordination of joint plans for sustainable water management

    The United Nations Development Programme in Turkmenistan gathered leaders of Farmers’ Association “Karakum” in Bahardok on 18 March 2015 within the framework of its Project on Addressing climate change risks to farming system in Turkmenistan, at the national and local levels with the purposes of addressing the challenges of sustainable water management in the context of climate change.

  • 30 Mar 2015
    Energy Audit of Buildings for Energy Conservation in the Residential-Communal Sector

    The UNDP/GEF project “Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Building Sector of Turkmenistan” is continuing a cycle of training seminars devoted to practical instruction, entitled “Energy Audit of Residential Buildings.” During 17-20 March, in the city of Turkmenabad, the latest training seminar was held, organized by the project with support from its partners, the State Corporation “Turkmengas” and the Ministry of Communal Services of Turkmenistan. Specialists in energy and residential utility services of the Lebap velayat took part in the work of the seminar.

  • 04 Mar 2015
    Energy Conservation Requires Review of Building Codes

    In Ashgabat on 26-27 February, a training seminar, organized by the UNDP project “Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Building Sector of Turkmenistan”, was held on the updating of the building code of Turkmenistan entitled Building Climatology. Specialists of the National Committee of Hydrometeorology under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan and the scientific-industrial association Turkmendovlettaslama, which have been involved in the development of this code, were invited to participate in the seminar.

  • 10 Feb 2015
    Energy Audit – New Possibilities for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

    The UNDP/GEF project “Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Building Sector of Turkmenistan,” with the support of the state concern “Turkmengaz” and the Ministry of Communal Services of Turkmenistan, held a practical training seminar on energy audit of residential buildings in the city of Mary during 27-30 January 2015. Representatives of energy supply companies, energy oversight organizations, and specialists in the residential utility service agency of the Mary velayat and the cities of Mary and Bayramali were all invited to the event.

  • 05 Feb 2015
    Biodiversity Forum discussed results of conservation strategic planning in Turkmenistan

    The two-day forum devoted to the issues of biodiversity and its strategy preparation took place in the picturesque place of Awaza, Turkmenbashi. It was organized under the project of the Ministry of Nature Protection, UNDP Turkmenistan and Global Environmental Facility “National Biodiversity Planning to Support the implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan in Turkmenistan” with financial support from and participation of the European Union project "Forest and Biodiversity Governance, including Environmental Monitoring (FLERMONECA)", implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in all Central Asian countries.

  • 27 Jan 2015
    Paths to increase energy conservation in buildings – design and construction of energy-efficient residential buildings

    The potential for regulatory provisions for design of energy-efficient residential buildings, energy audits, and training of national specialists in energy-efficient design and construction were the themes for discussion by participants at a seminar-meeting and round-tables organized by the UNDP/GEF project “Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Building Sector of Turkmenistan” in December 2014 in Ashgabat.

  • 27 Jan 2015
    Paths for increasing energy conservation in buildings – energy audit of residential buildings

    Over five days, Turkmen specialists representing electric oversight agencies, gas supply agencies, and enterprises of the residential utility service sector of the Dashoguz velayat became acquainted with advanced experience with conducting energy audits (energy monitoring and assessment) of buildings in a training seminar “Energy Audits in Residential Buildings.” The event was organized by the UNDP/GEF project “Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Building Sector of Turkmenistan” with the support of the State Corporation “Turkmengas” and the Ministry of Communal Services of Turkmenistan from 22 to 26 December 2014 at the home base of the Dashoguz Residential Utility Service Association in Dashoguz.

  • 03 Dec 2014
    Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    The festive concert devoted to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities has held to promote social integration of people with disabilities. This event has organized in the frameworks of the joint project of UNDP and Deaf and Blind Society of Turkmenistan «Social Inclusion through Leadership Skills for Disabled Women in Turkmenistan» and supported by the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF).

  • 11 Nov 2014
    Local farmers design adaptation strategies for sustainable water use

    More than 50 farmers from remote areas of Turkmenistan learned how to better manage water resources during the training event held by the joint project of Adaptation Fund/United Nations Development Programme/Ministry of Nature Protection “Addressing climate change risks to farming system in Turkmenistan at national and local levels”.

  • 13 Aug 2014
    Boosting traditional water-saving techniques for resilience of local communities in the Karakum desert

    Traditional water-saving techniques are being used as an adaptation mechanism for climate change and to improve the livelihood of these small-scale farmers in Karakum desert under UNDP project “Addressing climate change risks to farming system in Turkmenistan, at the national and local levels”.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    Progress slowed by social exclusion and environmental vulnerabilities in developing countries of Europe & Central Asia

    Human development progress in developing countries of Europe & Central Asia has slowed, and the region continues to face significant socioeconomic and environmental challenges, according to the 2014 Human Development Report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 14 Jul 2014
    Strengthening legal framework for rational use of water resources and community-level water management

    Within the framework of the AF/UNDP/MNP project on “Addressing climate change risks to farming system in Turkmenistan, at the national and local levels”, local experts discussed proposals and recommendations for improving the legal framework on the use and management of water resources and introducing amendments to the law of Turkmenistan “On Farmers’ Associations”.

  • 04 Jul 2014
    Turkmenistan introduced innovative technologies for sustainable water management in the farming system

    A series of adaptation measures to the climate change have been introduced aiming to strengthening the sustainability of water management and rational use of water resources in Turkmenistan, within the framework of project on “Addressing climate change risks to farming system in Turkmenistan, at the national and local levels”, implemented by the Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan jointly with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Adaptation Fund (AF).

  • 03 Jul 2014
    Innovative methodology of calculating tariffs for irrigation water supply services to local farmers introduced to save water use

    A discussion workshop on the innovative methodology for calculating the tariff for water supply services to Turkmen farmers was held within the framework of the ongoing project on “Addressing climate change risks to farming system in Turkmenistan, at the national and local levels”, implemented by the Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan jointly with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Adaptation Fund (AF). The workshop was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Water Economy, Ministry of Economy and Development of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan, and the Ministry of Agriculture and specialists from other relevant ministries and government agencies.

  • 16 Jun 2014
    Local communities mobilized to achieve greater water use efficiency and increase resilience against climate change impacts

    Two-day trainings on effective water management at community to increase resilience against climate change impacts were conducted during April-June, 2014 in three regions - Sakarchaga, Karakum and Nohur. The trainings were organized within the framework of project on “Addressing climate change risks to farming systems in Turkmenistan at national and community levels” (AF project) jointly implemented by Adaptation Fund/ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan.

  • 19 May 2014
    Turkmenistan exchange experience on meteo-forecasting and monitoring with Kazakh specialists

    A one-day consultative meeting on meteo-forecasting and monitoring of grain crop productivity in the context of climate change was held within the framework of the UNDP project of Climate risk management in Turkmenistan. The main purpose of the meeting was to strengthen national hydrometeorological service through regional cooperation for improving its capacity and information delivery system.

  • 13 May 2014
    UNDP boosted biodiversity conservation in Turkmenistan

    The stakeholders’ meeting discussed for two days preliminary results of the development of national biodiversity strategy of Turkmenistan. The Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (BSAP) is essential element of fulfilling obligations under the UN Convention on Biodiversity, which was endorsed by Turkmenistan in 1996.

  • 07 May 2014
    Locals discuss findings of the assessment of socio-economic impacts of climate change

    A one-day consultative workshop was organized by UNDP in Turkmenistan to discuss the findings of the recently conducted studies on the socio-economic impacts of climate change risks onto local economies of three project regions – Sakarchaga in Mary velayat , Karakum and Nohur in Ahal velayat.

  • 05 May 2014
    Inputs of national stakeholders on climate change impacts in Turkmenistan

    In the last week of April, a second round of a climate risk assessment workshop was organised within the framework of the UNDP project of Climate Risk Management in Turkmenistan.

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