Kyzylorda Joint Project
Improving the welfare and quality of life in the Kyzylorda region through innovative approaches to delivering economic, social and environmental services to the local population, including those most vulnerable
About the programme
The Programme is targeted to improve the quality of life of the population, and advance progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Kyzylorda region, in particular in the districts affected by the Aral Sea crisis. The proposed joint programme will address the following three areas:
1. increase the capacities of local government to plan for diversified and balanced local economic growth, and to expand income generation opportunities for vulnerable populations, including families and children;
2. reduce inequities and disparities in social well-being and health by increasing capacities of the local authorities and civil society to address the negative social gradients and ensure availability and improved access to quality health, justice, education and social services for the vulnerable families, their children and vulnerable population groups;
3. empower local authorities and communities in applying sustainable environmental practices to respond to existing environmental challenges, including climate change and natural and manmade disasters.
Six UN agencies will collaborate together and perform joint activities based on their individual comparative advantages and thus advance the operational impact of the project (e.g. WHO – public health and health systems, UNFPA – sexual and reproductive health (including family planning) and reproductive rights; UNICEF – well- being and protection of children and youth; UN Women - women’s empowerment and gender equality; UNDP – economic development and environment protection; UNESCO – safeguarding of local cultural heritage, access to information and sustainable water resources management, etc.)