Brief overview of the psd trainings at oblast level
Brief Overview of the PSD Trainings at Oblast LevelProject Title: “Technical Assistance on Institutional Capacity Assessment and Awareness Raising on Climate Change in Tajikistan”Training: TOT Participatory Scenario Development WorkshopDate: October 4-5, 2011Venue: Kayon conference hall, Bokhtar Street 7, Dushanbe, TajikistanTrainers: Bizikova. L., Musoev. Z., Mukhabbatov. K., Skochilov. Y., Rahimov. B.UNDP Livia Bizikova, Nailya Mustaeva, Rayhon JonbekovaRepresentatives:Participants: Number of Participants: 38 Local / Regional Government: 12 Teachers / Schools / Academia: 9 NGOs:10 Trainers / Facilitators: 7Time: Day 1, Oct. 4. 9:05 am – 17:30 pm Day 2, Oct. 5. 9:00 am – 14:00 pmShort Description: The two day Participatory Scenario Development (PSD) workshop wasorganized in Dushanbe for representatives of four regions of Tajikistan, civil society andgovernmental members. The workshop introduced participants to the PSD approach which would beapplied to the capacity assessment and awareness raising on climate change in Tajikistan, thecomponents A1 and A3 of PPCR project. During the workshop sessions, participants assessedcapacities, needs and gaps that need to be improved for adaptation and resilience to climate change,and prepared list of recommendations and priorities for the second phase of SPCR investmentswhich will start in 2012. The main sectors prioritized were energy, human health, access to water,agriculture, natural hazards, transportation, education and awareness raising on climate changeimpacts and adaptation. The PSD module was developed by Dr. Livia Bizikova, the InternationalExpert of UNDP who conducted the training. Facilitators from the Pedagogical University, YothEcological Center and Tajik Academy of Science facilitated the group works, and will held similartrainings in the four regions of Tajikistan.
Brief Overview of the PSD Trainings in Gorno – Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO)Project Title: “Technical Assistance on Institutional Capacity Assessment and Awareness Raising on Climate Change in Tajikistan”Training: TOT Participatory Scenario Development WorkshopDate: October 8, 2011Venue: Parinen conference hall, Khorog, TajikistanTrainers, Mobilizer: Musoev. Z. Mukhabbatov., K. Rahimov., B. Abdurahimov. G.UNDP Rayhon JonbekovaRepresentatives:Participants: Number of Participants: 24 Local / Regional Government: Teachers / Schools / Academia: NGOs:1Time: 9: 10 am – 17: 00 pmShort Description: The Participatory Scenario Development (PSD) workshop held on 8th ofOctober in Khorog. Participants from governmental agencies, academia and civil societyorganizations shared their view on current trends at the region. It was defined that various districtsof GBAO has different climate zones and therefore has different priority sectors, capacity needs andadaptation methods to climate change. For example, Murgab, Ishkashim and some villages ofShugnan districts have extremely cold weather (Murgab 9 months winter) but are relevant for usingrenewable sources of energy. It was observed that because of the weather conditions people looksmuch older for their age: “30 years old man looks as in his 50ies and lose their teeth earlier.” Excepthealth issues, water, energy, and natural disasters were defined as other key trends that oftenhappens in the region and leaves human and livestock deaths, destroy properties and lead to poverty.It was offered to prepare special emergency situation groups with plan of action for nature disasters.Lack of resources and land are defined problematic too, as 93% of GBAO territory is mountainous.Further on a list are migration and lack of up-to-date ideas and opinions as youth leaves home andthe region lacks fresh minds and ideas. Migration of livestock and animals as Yaks and mountainousgoats is another issue for lack of pastures and disappearances of grasses and “teresken” plant whichpeople take out with roots and use for cooking and heating houses. In energy sector, Khorog citywith neighboring districts has access to electricity due to Pamir Energy company, but in remotedistricts some use solar batteries, some small electricity stations and others lack electricity in winter.
Brief Overview of the PSD Trainings in Khatlon DistrictProject Title: “Technical Assistance on Institutional Capacity Assessment and Awareness Raising on Climate Change in Tajikistan”Training: TOT Participatory Scenario Development WorkshopDate: October 14, 2011Venue: Levakant restaurant, Kurgan - Tyube, KhatlonTrainers, Mobilizer: Musoev. Z. Mukhabbatov., K. Rahimov., B. Shohimardonov.UNDP Rayhon JonbekovaRepresentatives:Participants: Number of Participants: 26 Local / Regional Government: 13 Jamoats (community organizations): 7 Teachers / Schools / Academia: 4 NGOs:2Time: 9: 10 am – 17: 00 pmShort Description: On October 14th, 2011 the PSD workshop took place in Kurgan-Tyube, Khatlondistrict. The main trends of the region that have been identified by participants are the following:Agricultural sector, which is the main source of income for local population is being harshlyaffected by climate change. Khatlon has enough land for agriculture and pastures, but because oflack of resources for watering system, many lands remains without usage. Harvest of cotton ismuch lesser than it was previous years. The amount of underground waters increased, whichnegatively affects the quality of land and decrease the harvest of fruits and vegetables. Because ofthe underground water, salinization was found in 22,000 hectare of land and desertification is seenmore for lack of resources and proper watering system. More than one million of people useunderground waters daily for drinking without any filtration which brings various diseases. Genderissues, problem of man domination in families and young girl’s withdrawal from school at 9th gradeand getting married is high. Among other trends that were listed: lack of specialists in agriculturalspheres, old pipelines for irrigation and watering system, heavy rain falls, lack of seeds adaptable toclimate change, increase in the HIV/AIDS with the flow of migration and malaria because ofhumidity in weather. It was offered to open factory for creating grid for river bank protectionprojects and creating job places.
Brief Overview of the PSD Trainings in Sugd RegionProject Title: “Technical Assistance on Institutional Capacity Assessment and Awareness Raising on Climate Change in Tajikistan”Training: TOT Participatory Scenario Development WorkshopDate: October 18, 2011Venue: Tavhid conference hall, Khujand, SugdTrainers, Mobilizer: Musoev. Z. Mukhabbatov., K. Rahimov., B. NozimjonUNDP Rayhon JonbekovaRepresentatives:Participants: Number of Participants: 18 Local / Regional Government: 4 Teachers / Schools / Academia: 8 NGOs:3 Media: 1Time: 9: 15 am – 16: 30 pmShort Description: The PSD workshop in Khujand was held on October 18th at Tavhid conferencehall. Among the participants were reporter from TV Safina news channel, students from universitiesand participants from other governmental agencies and NGOs. During all sessions, participantsworked in three groups, where group one members were all males, second group had all femalemembers and the third group made up by youth. Each group has defined different trends relating totheir level and ways of life. Among the major trends in the region were health issues and lack ofqualified specialists, lack of urn and special places for garbage which contaminate the environmentand leads to various diseases as excess sugar in blood, heart attacks and lack of prophylaxis andsanitation. Water is another issue for past several years, when its taste become salty andunderground waters increased. Transportation and increasing number of old cheap cars in the citiesincrease atmosphere emissions and air temperature. The youth group defined child labor (gatheringcotton harvest) as discrimination of youth and offered to use modern technologies in agriculturalsector. Unemployment was another major trend which increases number of criminal actions amongpoor and vulnerable people. In some areas of Khujand there are radioactive wastes and uranium inthe mountains that negatively affects human health and the environment around them. It was offeredto pose fine on factories and enterprises that violate environmental rules, to provide legalconsultations for local people in all spheres starting from agriculture and to increase trainings andcourses on environmental subjects for people. The workshop was shown on TV Safina, local newschannel.
Brief Overview of the PSD Trainings in Vahdat, Districts of Republican SubordinationProject Title: “Technical Assistance on Institutional Capacity Assessment and Awareness Raising on Climate Change in Tajikistan”Training: TOT Participatory Scenario Development WorkshopDate: October 22, 2011Venue: Conference hall of local government building, Vahdat, DRSTrainers, Mobilizer: Musoev. Z. Mukhabbatov., K. Rahimov., B.UNDP Rayhon JonbekovaRepresentatives:Participants: Number of Participants: 25 Local / Regional Government: 14 Communities / Jamoats: 11Time: 9: 15 am – 16: 20 pmShort Description: On October 22, the last PSD workshop was held in Vahdat district withparticipants from all sectors of governmental agencies and academia. The main sectors that havebeen prioritized for DRS are agriculture, creation of seed banks, restoring pastures and reforestation,creating river banks to protect lands and properties in summer, renewing water system and pipelines.The region has enough water but because of lack of resources and pumps, water is not providedequally in all parts of the region and many lands are being destroyed by draught and lack of accessto water. Energy was defined as another major sector which needs to be prioritized and developed.Participants mentioned that even now in autumn, they have scarce access to electricity. Even duringthe seminar at about 15:40 pm the electricity was cut off and because of the dark venue, one had tofinish the training earlier. It was recommended that small electricity power stations can be built incommunities or building alternative energy sources. Another major recommendation was that,people are not enough aware of climate change and its impacts, so it would be better to conductawareness raising sessions and Mass Media programs to prepare local people to climate change sothey can think of adaptation methods. Lastly, community leaders offered that farmers should haveaccess to good quality seeds that are adaptable to climate change, so they can get better harvest andimprove the economy of the region.