FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

1st National Training on Mountain Vulnerability Assessment

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), 30/01/2024 - 02/02/2024

The Mountain Partnership Secretariat hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in coordination with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of the Kyrgyz Republic will hold a four-day National Training on Mountain Vulnerability Assessment in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

This training is part of the capacity development programme of the FAO project “Sustainable management of natural resources in mountain areas” and it is conducted by FAO with the support of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. More specifically, it deals with the estimation of national-level indicators for environmental and socio-economic vulnerability of the focus countries, and their mountain areas in particular.

The workshop focuses on the use of data and geospatial tools to estimate land degradation at national level, based on UNCCD methodology. The training will generate maps and statistics representing levels of intensity of the analysed indicators, allowing the participants to identify villages and communities potentially vulnerable to negative conditions identified through the data analyses.