UN CC:Learn in the Kyrgyz Republic
Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change
The Kyrgyz Republic is highly vulnerable to climate change, due in particular to the sensitivity of its water resources, mountain ecosystems and agricultural systems. In order to strengthen individual knowledge and skills as well as institutional capacities to foster green, low emission and climate-resilient development, the country is taking a strategic and results-oriented approach to climate change learning through a national UN CC:Learn Project to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP). The project is implemented with an involvement of key sectors and stakeholders.
In Kyrgyz Republic, the national UN CC:Learn project is aligned with major policy initiatives focusing on climate change and green development, including:
- The ratification by Kyrgyz Republic of the Paris Agreement and commitment to enhancing the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The Kyrgyz Republic recognizes that the effective implementation of NDCs, will require strengthened capacity and clear, comprehensive learning systems to ensure knowledge and skills at all levels of society in all affected sectors nationwide.
- Planned development of a National Adaptation Plan (NAP), an important policy process which similarly requires a set of competencies and capacities.
- The adoption of a Green Economy National Programme, which recognizes capacities for green economy as an underlying cross-sectoral condition for green development in the country.
The UN CC:Learn initiative in Kyrgyz Republic was officially launched with an inception workshop during the Green Economy Week in Bishkek, November 2019. On country level, the project is implemented by UNDP and coordinated by the Climate Finance Change, in collaboration with the State Agency for Environmental protection and Forestry, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Climate Change.
A technical task team with participation of key ministries, academic institutions, students and civil society organizations has been established to support the development of the Climate Change and Green Economy Learning Strategy and the implementation of priority learning actions.