University of Zurich (Switzerland)

University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Relevance to Project / Involvement in Project Design

The University has a wide profile and long-term experience in glacier lakes research, including aspects of their formation, assessment and monitoring, as well as in the field of GLOF modeling and assessment of associated hazards, vulnerabilities and risks. The formulation process of the project proposal was coordinated with the University specialists, who were consulted repeatedly.

Proposed Role in the Project

The University will be responsible for the implementation project components related to the EWS and associated with it.

Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR)

Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR)



Relevance to Project / Involvement in Project Design

The Center is a permanent interstate body, an international organization, established to ensure effective mechanisms for mitigating risks of emergency situations and mitigating their consequences, as well as stimulating regional and international cooperation. The tasks of the Center also include mitigating disaster risk factors, identifying, assessing and monitoring disaster risks and predicting them. The Center was consulted during the formulation of the project.

UNESCO supported the CESDRR in establishing the Regional Science and Technology Council for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia, which is designed to bridge the gap between science and policy in the field of the DRR.

Proposed Role in the Project

CESDRR will be engaged as a platform for distribution of knowledge and lessons-learnt about the risks, from targeted demonstration projects. Its annual inter-ministerial forums on DRR will be used as a regional mechanism to exchange project findings for supporting policy making.

Institute of Geology and Geophysics under the State Committee on Geology and Mineral Resources

Relevance to Project / Involvement in Project Design

The Institute is a multidisciplinary scientific institution in which scientists solve topical and applied problems of geology, glacial geology, geoecology, geophysics, and other related areas. The Institute continues to make a significant contribution to the development of the fundamentals of geology and the expansion of the mineral resource base of the country. Consultations were held with the Institute during project formulation.

Proposed Role in the Project

The Institute will be involved in conducting a scientific assessment of the hazards and risks of GLOFs. In addition, the Institute will be involved in conducting activities at the local community level in the pilot areas.

Ministry of Emergency Situations

Ministry of Emergency Situations



Relevance to Project / Involvement in Project Design

The Ministry is the central government body that manages and coordinates work in the field of civil protection, prevention and response to emergency situations, caused by accidents and natural disasters. It is responsible for overseeing and coordinating government disaster relief efforts. Consultations were held with the Ministry during project formulation.

Proposed Role in the Project

Member of the Project Steering Committee. Focal Point on Disaster Risk Reduction activities in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Center of Hydrometeorological Service under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan (UzHydromet)

Center of Hydrometeorological Service under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan (UzHydromet)



Relevance to Project / Involvement in Project Design

The mandate of this government agency focuses on hydro-meteorological forecasting, and it issues disaster warnings in case of extreme weather events. The tasks of the Center include the development and improvement of the state system of hydrometeorological observations, hydrometeorological support of economic sectors, research, improvement of short-term and long-term weather forecasting, river flow, climate change. UzHydromet also works in research related to climate change and reporting on the UNFCCC. Consultations were held with UzHydromet during project formulation.

Proposed Role in the Project

Member of the Project Steering Committee. As the designated authority for the AF, Uzhydromet will liaise with the project as necessary on matters related to the project implementation. The project will maintain communication, coordination and exchange of information with UzHydromet.