Capacity building for Sustainable Development in Central Asia: Looking beyond 2015” funded by UNDP, project period: 2015-2016 within the 2nd phase of PEI in Central Asia

January 2015 – April 2016
Funding sources
UNDP office in Istanbul

The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia together with Poverty and Environment Initiative of UNDP is conducting a project in CA countries to strengthen capacity of the countries in promotion of SDGs, directed to establish comprehensive conditions for sustainable development and poverty eradication.

The Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is a global programme that supports country-led efforts to mainstream poverty-environment objectives into national development and sub-national development planning, from policymaking to budgeting, implementation and monitoring. It assists government decision-makers and a wide range of other stakeholders to manage the environment in a way that improves livelihoods and leads to sustainable growth.

In Central Asia, the initiative will be involved in promotion of SDGs in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, but with the opportunity of the involvement of other countries of CA into regional and global processes of SDGs.

To strengthen capacity of the national stakeholders on sustainable development, poverty and environment mainstreaming and environmental economic models in support of SD processes. To facilitate a dialogue and active knowledge exchange on joint regional actions towards the UNDP agenda beyond 2015.  

  • Developing a training / educational curriculum, targeting policy makers, educational institutions, civil society.

  • Capacity building for mid-level policy makers by conducting a 5 days training to strengthen capacity if national counterparts and stakeholders of CA countries on sustainable development

  • Conduct a Regional conference towards UN Development Agenda 2015 aims to bring together policy makers and explore opportunities to form a joint actions towards SDGs

  • Educational curriculum on  SD and crosscutting topics developed and on-line module launched.  Roadmap to incorporate the modules to the official curricula of the interested institutions.

  • Capacity and knowledge of the formal and informal national counterparts of the PEI project is strengthened through face-to-face training on SD and crosscutting issues, including Natural Capital Approach  at the regional 5 days training

  • The conference outcome document, envisaging joint regional actions towards SDG agenda beyond 2015, is formulated, including a needs assessment of the key actors/implementers, the ICSD and other SD regulatory bodies, together with showcasing the value of Natural Capital Approach in nationalization of the SDGs for CA.