Building the resilience of local communities against health, environmental and economic insecurities caused by environmental destruction in the Aral Sea region




January 2020 - December 2021


USD 3,211,618.20 

Focus Area:

Sustainable Development 



Minister of Economy and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan 


Goal 1: No Poverty 

Goal 5: Gender Equality 

Goal15: Life on land

Goal 17: Partnership for goals

Project Document:



Project Summary:

The proposed joint programme aims to address the most urgent and immediate health and economic insecurities in the most vulnerable areas of the Aral Sea region through bringing innovative solutions to healthcare and poverty reduction initiatives. The programme’s goal is in line with the government’s policy that highlights addressing the impact of the Aral Sea environmental disaster as a priority issue. It will also serve as a means for broader advocacy in the spheres of healthcare and income generation through targeted and practical innovative pilot projects and raising awareness and best practice sharing to promote the achievement of the sustainable development goals in the Aral Sea region. 

Expected Results:

Through the proposed interventions on addressing health and economic insecurities in the region, the programme will contribute to the achievement of the following outcomes: 

Improve health conditions of the local population through enhancing the quality of services, increasing awareness of the population including the youth on health issues, and introduction of multi-sectoral response mechanism to domestic violence; 

Expand employment and improve income generation of target rural communities through innovative projects to promote economic, food, environmental and social security;

Improve local ownership and capacities through the implementation of community development plans and improving access to basic social services, such as drinking water and electricity;

Replicate and upscale the projects’ best practices through the MPHSTF for the Aral Sea region to provide social and economic development, preserve ecological balance, and recover the flora and fauna in the region;

Project Contact Information:

Contact person: Malika Musaeva


Tel: (+998 71) 120 34 50

Address: 4 Taras Shevchenko

Street, Tashkent 100029

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