The Kyrgyz Republic’s stakeholders step up to discuss the National Platform for DRR, with support from UNDRR and the EU

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
KGZ NP Meeting 26 May

Bishkek – On 26th May, key members and stakeholders on disaster risk reduction participated in the national workshop to strengthen disaster risk reduction (DRR) governance and to enhance the activities of the National Platform for DRR of the Kyrgyz Republic. The workshop was organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The event took place within the framework of the “Strengthening disaster resilience and accelerating implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia” initiative, funded by the European Union.

Good disaster risk governance means acting on science and evidence. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought renewed attention to the importance of strengthening disaster risk reduction.

“We are gathered here as part of the UNDRR Central Asia Initiative “Building Resilience to Disasters and Accelerating Implementation of the Sendai Framework” to discuss and take a fresh look at the challenges of disaster risk reduction. This is especially true in the context of the Covid-19 Pandemic when the word “Disaster” has become clear and understandable in the life of every citizen of our Republic” stated Mr. Azamat Mambetov, State Secretary of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyz Republic.

Mr. Eduard Auer – Head of the EU Delegation in Kyrgyz Republic pointed that “Effective work of the National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction is of great importance nowadays as we are increasingly facing new environmental challenges, risks and threats; this is why it is crucial to support the work of the National Platform, thereby strengthening disaster risk governance in the Kyrgyz Republic.”

The main goal of the workshop was to gather key stakeholders to increase the effectiveness of the National Platform for DRR in the Kyrgyz Republic. The discussions included ensuring that the National Platform for DRR supports the DRR Strategy review and capacity building processes. During the workshop special focus was made on strengthening the information and communications capacity of National Platform for DRR in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Background information

The EU-funded project “Strengthening disaster resilience and accelerating the implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia”, implemented by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), aims to support countries of the region in implementing the Sendai Framework priorities. The project supports strengthening regional coordination, development of regional DRR strategy, national disaster loss accounting systems, and community-level disaster risk reduction. On the local level, the project supports the development of disaster resilience strategies of capital cities. For this project, the EU committed EUR 3,750,000 for the three-year implementation.

For additional information please contact

Ms. Yerkezhan Amriyeva, Communication specialist, EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, at:    

Mr. Abdurahim Muhidov, UNDRR Regional Programme Coordinator, at:

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