Capacity Building

Introduction

While all member States and regional economic integration organizations benefit from international cooperation through the Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work, technical assistance is available to countries in Eastern and South Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. This work on capacity-building aims at encouraging sustainable forest management, data collection, monitoring and analysis as well as promoting the engagement of national experts from the region in activities relevant to the region.

Key areas of work

In focus

Azerbaijan brings degraded land restoration commitments in Caucasus and Central Asia to 3 million ha

With this commitment, Azerbaijan joins six countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia, bringing the region’s collective commitments under the Bonn Challenge to about 3 million ha. The first commitments were made by Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan at the first Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge in the Caucasus and Central Asia, held on 21-22 June 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan.  The meeting also adopted the Astana Resolution, strengthen partnerships and regional cooperation. The pledge by Azerbaijan was made on 30 May 2019 at the Forest Congress for the Caucasus and Central Asia.

The commitments offer a great opportunity under the upcoming UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030)  for the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus to raise awareness of their restoration efforts, which make a direct contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

[Press Release Az] [Forest Congress website] [Press Release] [Meeting website Astana Ministerial 2018] [Meeting Report]