Khudzhand - 2016: Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan are moving towards cross-border peace

Oct 18, 2016

Income generation in bordering communities, participation of youth in experience exchange events, women’s participation in decision making, obtaining of leadership skills and many other issues have been stipulated in the project implemented by UN agencies in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan with the project “Cross-border Cooperation for Sustainable Peace and Development”. 

18-19 October 2016 in Khudzhand (Tajikistan) representatives of UN agencies are discussing interim achievements  of joint work which is being done within the project in the area of betterment of cooperation of security providers, local self-governments and communities. The efforts are also done to improve social infrastructure and management of natural resources, support youth in improvement of interethnic tolerance, engagement of women in development initiatives.

As Ulan Shabynov, National Project Manager of UN PBF Secretariat told, this was the first project implemented by several agencies of two countries. “Therefore the support of other projects in the world depends on its results. Now we see good cooperation work amongst UN agencies, where we came not right away, however during short period of time we managed to improve constructive interrelation among national partners and openness of local communities,” - Ulan Shabynov added. 

 Cross-border cooperation between Kyrgyz Republic and Republic of Tajikistan is implemented by UN agencies - UNDP, WFP, FAO, UNICEF, UN Women.

The project is aimed at improving of interaction of tajik and kyrgyz cross-border communities.

Nargis Zhuraeva, Programme specialist of UNDP in Tajikistan, stressed: “During implementation of the project it is necessary to hear voices from beneficiaries and partners, because upon finalisation of the project we will need to have clear sustainability and handover developments of the project to the Government. Therefore participation of the LSGs and communities is quite important. With mutual exchange of opinions all problems might be resolved effectively.” 

UN agencies of both countries aimed at demonstration of cooperative work in cross-border communities.

Altynai Nanaeva, Admir Kurman (UNDP), Zhanna Khusainova (UN PBF Secretariat)

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