The project results were presented on COP15

Publication date: 20 May 2022
The project results were presented on COP15

Pursuant to provisions contained in decision 33/COP.14 and subsequent consultations with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the meetings of its subsidiary bodies took place at the Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire in Abidjan from 9 to 20 May 2022.

Regional consultations of affected country Parties of the Convention’s regional implementation annexes for Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern Mediterranean and Central and Eastern European country Parties in preparation to COP15 was convened prior to the session from 7 to 8 May 2022, at the same venue.

A High-level opening ceremony, including a Heads of States Summit, round tables and interactive dialogue sessions among ministers and other high-ranking officials took place on 9 and 10 May 2022.

During the COP15 The Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC) presented the results of the Project “REGIONAL APPROACHES FOR COMBATING SAND AND DUST STORMS AND DROUGHT» financed by UNCCD and supported by the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development (ICSD).

Two strategies were presented:

●       Regional Strategy for Drought Risk Management and Mitigation in Central Asia for 2021-2030 (Download).

●       Regional Mid-term Strategy for Sand and Dust Storm Management in Central Asia for 2021-2030 (Download).


Also, within the framework of the project two films were produced. The films are aimed to rise awareness among population about the currn situation of drought, sand and dust storms in the several areas. The most important part is to ensure people about the efforts that take place by implementation of such projects.


Information about the Project:

In January 2020, in all five countries of Central Asia with the financial support of the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) the project “Regional approaches in combating sand and dust storms and drought” was launched. The project is implemented by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC), which works in close cooperation with designated national institutions and UNCCD National Focal Points in each of five countries.

The main objective of the project is to assist Member States in improving their preparedness and resilience to droughts and FDP, and to enable coordinated action and data exchange at national and regional levels.

You can learn more about the Project and its activities here:




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