REACT Bulletin - December 2014

FIRST MEETING OF THE REGIONAL MONITORING AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEM IN TAJIKISTAN

On 4 November 2014 the first working group meeting of the Khatlon Province Regional Monitoring and Early Warning System (RMEWS) was held in Kurgan-Tyube with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) and the UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme in Tajikistan (DRMP).

The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Chairman of Khatlon Province. Participants included 24 representatives of different entities of the Khatlon Province government and representatives from the MEDT, UNDP and USAID Tajikistan’s Farmer Advisory Services in Tajikistan Program (FAST).

The Khatlon Province RMEWS was established through a tripartite MoU signed in Kurgan-Tyube on 1 August 2014 between UNDP, MEDT and Government of Khatlon Province.

The main objective of the Khatlon RMEWS is to provide monitoring and early warning information to all interested parties in and outside the Province and establish a data base for the Province covering 5 indicators (weather, energy, health, food security and economy).

UNDP has provided equipment and furniture for efficient functioning of this structure. A number of capacity building trainings will also be delivered over the next 12 months. For more information, please contact: khursheda.aknazarova@undp.org

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