Central Asia is facing significant challenges due to the adverse effects of climate change, particularly related to glacier melting and the formation of glacial lakes. This region has been identified as one of the most sensitive areas to climate change in Europe and Central Asia, with limited adaptive capacity. The impacts of climate change, including water-related disasters, pose a key threat to vulnerable groups, such as socio-economically disadvantaged populations, indigenous communities, ethnic minorities, women, children, and the elderly.
At GLOFCA.org, our mission is to provide reliable and credible information and knowledge about Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), and Early Warning Systems (EWS) in Central Asia to all stakeholders and the interested public. We aim to foster better networking and information exchange among stakeholders and facilitate discussions about GLOFs, DRR, and EWS.
We strive to be the leading platform for knowledge exchange and information about GLOFs, DRR, EWS in Central Asia and worldwide. Through the creation, storage, and processing of knowledge and information, we aim to facilitate understanding, collaboration, and informed decision-making in the field of GLOFs and climate change.
We have set the following goals:
- Sharpening Analysis: Collaborating with stakeholders to enhance analysis and understanding of GLOFs, DRR, EWS, and environmental sectors.
- Providing Information: Offering comprehensive information about opportunities, stakeholders, publications, and audiovisual materials related to climate change, GLOFs, EWS, DRR, and environmental sectors.
- Investing in Strategic Communications: Utilizing electronic media, webinars, online conferences, and seminars to enhance communication and knowledge sharing.
- Promoting Transparency: Contributing to increased transparency regarding GLOFs, EWS, DRR, and climate change issues in Central Asia to protect people and the environment, particularly in mountainous areas.
At GLOFCA.org, we adhere to the following core values:
- Independence and Impartiality: We provide information to the widest possible audience and consider our work a public good, ensuring unrestricted access to all website content.
- Teamwork and Accountability: We believe in the power of collaboration, collegiality, and accountability to achieve better results and foster development.
- Cooperation and Mutual Understanding: We emphasize cooperation as the key to peace, economic growth, and social development. Mutual understanding is crucial for successful outcomes.
- People-Centric Approach: We prioritize the well-being and involvement of people in all our development efforts, recognizing their ultimate role in making a difference.
We invite you to explore our website and join us in our efforts to enhance knowledge, promote resilience, and protect communities and the environment in Central Asia and beyond.