Gender Equality

Key Issues

The environmental concerns that Uzbekistan faces impact all members of society, so it is essential that the views of women and girls are heard when these issues are being addressed. In its projects within the climate change and environment field, UNDP has sought to empower women through their inclusion in decision-making processes regarding better practices, the establishment of alternative businesses in vulnerable regions, and boosting their knowledge and awareness within industry sectors.

Achievements

UNDP’s initiatives to improve how Uzbekistan’s people interact with their environment have placed women and girls at the center of focus. Women have participated in every training and workshop conducted regarding best agricultural practices, and have been vital mediums for sharing knowledge and expertise. They have championed the use of biogas, laser-levelling and water planning, among other best practices. Women have also been supported in established sustainable businesses that offer an alternative to destructive agricultural practices in vulnerable areas. Indeed, gender awareness has been incorporated into the planning of each UNDP project undertaken within the climate change and environment field.

Nadejda's farm gives hope for more biogas in Uzbekistan

The problem of energy is one of the most critical in Uzbekistan, especially in rural areas. Many villages are connected to the centralized gas distribution grid, but hardly any gas is supplied during the cold seasons of the year. Those who can afford it buy coal, while most rely on wood for heating and cooking.more

Gender Stories

Over the years, UNDP, with the government support, has taken various initiatives both on the regional and national level to integrate local and foreign specialists for conducting master classes, trainings and workshops for rural population in different regions of Uzbekistan in order to revive craftsmanship traditions and create new jobs, especially for vulnerable women.
Made in Uzbekistan: revival of the ancient craft

Over the years, UNDP, with the government support, has taken various initiatives both on the regional and national level to integrate local and foreign specialists for conducting master classes, trainings and workshops for rural population in different regions of Uzbekistan in order to revive craftsmanship traditions and create new jobs, especially for vulnerable women. more 

Training women in professional silk-weaving skills has helped to empower them with financial independence, while also taking pressure off the use of natural resources for income generation.
UNDP in Uzbekistan: out-of-the-box approach to solving complex issues

Training women in professional silk-weaving skills has helped to empower them with financial independence, while also taking pressure off the use of natural resources for income generation.more 

Gender Projects and Initiatives

  • GEF Small Grants Programme in Uzbekistan

    The goal of GEF SGP, in Uzbekistan and around the world, is to promote the improvement of the global natural environment via the implementation, by means of local people, of local initiatives designated to preserve and restore the environment.more 

  • Developing climate resilience of farming communities

    This project is aimed at increasing climate resilience of farming and pastoral communities that are living in Karakalpakstan (Aral Sea disaster region) to climate change impacts.more 

Gender Publications

  • Women in Sustainable Rural Development

    The purpose of this newsletter is to provide information to different audiences and key stakeholders involved in water management and environmental protection, in addition to relevant donor organisations, about the crucial role that women play in water management. more 

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