Improving the Management of the Chychkan Gorge in Kyrgyzstan

Chychkan Gorge, Toktogul Forestry, Djalal-Abad district, Kyrgyzstan
Funding sources
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)
$ 151 923
January 2022 – January 2024
Thematic area
(i.e. International environmental conventions) • Improving ecosystem management and involving local people in decision-making.
General information

The project «Improving the Management of the Chychkan Gorge in Kyrgyzstan» on strengthening ecosystem resilience and community capacity building is implemented by PF "Rural Development Fund" and the Country Office of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) in Kyrgyzstan, funded by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).

The implementation of this project contributes to the integration of key stakeholders (forestry, local authorities, local communities) to address environmental issues, which will lead to the development of a joint “bottom-up” plan and sustainable management of the Chychkan area.


  • The main goal of the project is to encourage local people to participate in decision-making processes and aspects of development policy.

  • Local communities of Jany-Jol aiyl aimak;
  • Toktogul forestry;

  • Forest users

  • Business-sector;

  • Pastureusers;

  • Jany-Jol aiyl okmoty (local self-government);

  • Toktogul district state authority;

  • Jany-Jol municipal organizations;

  • Jany-Jol aiyl aimak’s secondary schools;

  • Youth clubs and NGOs of Toktogul district. 

  • Establishment of a basic environmental and social information system in the pilot area;

  • Creation of a multilateral platform and development of a joint management plan for the Chychkan Gorge;

  • Support of small projects aimed at sustainable use of natural resources and strengthening of ecosystem services;

  • Building capacity of local communities;

  • Dissemination of information.

• Rural Development Fund

Project manager: 4th component coordinator – Umut Zholdoshova


Project coordinator - Gamal Sooronkulov, +996 552 260 101,