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Participation of Youth in border areas of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in addressing emergencies and AIC

Thursday, 11 August 2016 09:31 Written by 
  • Location(s): Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
  • Type(s): Solution
  • Theme(s): Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Youth Empowerment
  • SDG(s): 13. Climate Action
  • Locations in Europe and the CIS: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
  • Types in Europe and the CIS: Solution
  • Themes in Europe and the CIS: Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Youth Empowerment
  • SDGs in Europe and the CIS: 13. Climate Action
  • Locations of ComSec Solutions: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
  • Types of ComSec Solutions: Solution
  • Themes of ComSec Solutions: Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Youth Empowerment
  • SDGs of ComSec Solutions: 13. Climate Action

Solution: A fundamental problem in the border areas of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is the issue of cross-border watershed and pasture use.

Goals and objectives: This solution aimed at strengthening cooperation and prevention of conflicts related to the named issues, in the border areas of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan through involving young people, in particular students, in disaster risk reduction activities.

Implementation: In 2014 – 2015, within the framework of DIPECHO’s (Department European Commission Humanitarian Commission) assistance educational program on climate change and adaptation to climate change for young people has been developed and implemented in four schools of the Bobodzhon Gafurov rayon, Jabur Rasulov rayon and Ganchi rayon of Tajikistan and in one school in Lyaylyaskiy district of Kyrgyzstan.

Interactive methods and approaches, such as competition-quiz, role-playing under a thematic character and a drawing contest have been used to effectively deliver information to participants and spectators. A competition-quiz was conducted to assess the knowledge of students in topics of natural disasters and adaption to climate change. Role-playing let students demonstrate their leadership skills in a given spontaneous situation.

The total number of participants in each district was 25 students. Also, students of grades 8-11, representatives of the departments of Youth Committee Department of Women`s Affairs committees, local authorities, representatives of the Staff Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense areas were invited to observe the competition.

Achievements: 125 students participated in an interactive quiz and more than 600 students were informed about the risks associated with natural disasters and climate change. During the course, more than 100 drawings with a topic “How do I see a state of emergency?” were presented and 25 students drawing were awarded with small presents.

Replication: Southern countries can benefit from this solution for the management of cross-border issues.

Budget: €10,000 (+basic resources of an organization, like office equipment, vehicles, internet etc.)

Partners: Department of the European Commission humanitarian aid (ECHO), ACTED Kyrgyzstan, local government and self-government, local schools.

Contact Information:
Address: 3 / 183a Lenin street, 735700, Khujand, Sughd region
NGO "Youth Group on Protection of Environment"
Contact person: Ikrom Mamadov
Phone: +992 92 7727779
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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