Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (July 6, 2005) - Strategy and Action Plan for national capacity building to implement three global ecological conventions were discussed on July 6, 2005 in Bishkek.
Representatives of the Offices of the President and Prime Minister, ministries, state institutions and mass media, deputies of Kyrgyz parliament, leaders of NGOs working in the field of environment, national experts and UNDP specialists gathered at the round table to discuss measures on capacity building for implementation of global ecological conventions: the United Nations Convention on biological diversity, the United Nations Convention to combat desertification and the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change and propose recommendations at the final stages of strategic documents.
"Assessment of capacity, week sides and available opportunities and compare the commitments that Kyrgyzstan has undertaken by signing ecological conventions is the complicated work requiring a lot of time and efforts", said Ms. Sezin Sinanoglu, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative. "But this is the only way that can lead the country to practical implementation of the undertaken commitments", she said.
The document presented to participants is a result of scrupulous work of specialists and partners of the GEF/UNDP “National capacity self-assessment for Global environment management in Kyrgyzstan” project. Sociological survey, cross-cutting analysis both in the capital and in the regions indicated the main problems and barriers for implementation of the global ecological conventions and allowed to develop an Action Plan aimed at solving of these problems.
"Everything we did during two years together with our partners is this format that helps us to evaluate national capacity on any convention", said Ms. Mira Djangaracheva, the project manager. Unfortunately, there was no practice of discussions the benefits from conventions’ ratifications with specialists, NGOs and representatives of private sector in the country before. That’s why we had to raise all inveterate problems and find the way and opportunities of implementating our obligations".
Suggestions and recommendations proposed within the round table will be summarized and taken in consideration at the final stage on preparation of Strategy and Action Plan to publishing and distribution.
GEF/UNDP “National capacity self-assessment for Global environment management in Kyrgyzstan” project has been implemented in Kyrgyzstan since January, 2004 on the basis of Agreement signed between the KR Government and GEF/UNDP on September 19, 2003. The executive agency is the Ministry of ecology and emergencies of the KR.
The main goal of the project is studying the internal capacity and identification of priorities and needs on fulfillment of commitments undertaken by Kyrgyzstan in the framework of three UN conventions.
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