The forest map goes digital

Oct 26, 2017

Photo Courtesy: Vlad Ushakov, Amangeldy Dzhumanaliev

To launch a single database, 6 desktops of increased capacity and additional equipment were handed over to the forestry of the country.

The equipment was procured by UNDP and was handed over to the Department of the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

“Computer equipment will be used to digitize forest management maps and increase the efficiency of ongoing work,” - said Sabyr Chukumbayev, Head of Department. He added however this would be going to be a long process, which may additionally require training of employees.

The handover ceremony was attended by Nurlan Zhumaev, Deputy Director to the Department of the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry, Sabir Chukumbayev, Director of the Forest Management Department of the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry, Daniyar Ibragimov, UNDP Program Analyst for the Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, Mirgul Amanalieva, Project Coordinator for “Conservation of globally significant biodiversity and associated land and forest resources of the Western Tien Shan to support sustainable livelihoods”.

Nurlan Zhumayev stated his gratitude for provided technical assistance and stressed this initiative was the first step to create and maintain a single database. “We are great partners. I am sure that joint efforts in this project will bring tangible results,” added he.

“The State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry is one of our key partners in biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of forest and land resources. UNDP will continue to provide technical assistance to national partners to support sustainable development efforts,” - said Daniyar Ibragimov.

The equipment was handed over as part of the UNDP project “Conservation of globally significant biodiversity and associated land and forest resources of the Western Tien Shan to support sustainable livelihoods”, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Amangeldy Dzhumanaliev, Project Specialist for “Conservation of globally significant biodiversity and associated land and forest resources of the Western Tien Shan to support sustainable livelihoods”.

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