The Kyrgyz Republic is the first country in the Central Asian region to have a UNIDO Desk. The Desk, active since January, participates in the ‘One UN’ Programme for the country, and works closely with national partners.
UNIDO’s activities cover all three of the Organization’s thematic priorities:
- The country will benefit from UNIDO’s global programmes to phase out ozone depleting substances and to identify polluted sites (see chapter Industrial water efficiency will also receive attention.
- The country will also benefit from interregional and regional projects, including thereation of the Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPO) Network forEurAsEC and the standards, metrology, testing and quality (SMTQ) project for the member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
- Projects for the country itself focus on poverty reduction and will help to improve the business climate, especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), stimulate food processing (dried fruit), exploit local solar and hydropower potential, and reduce mercury pollution in artisanal gold mining.
UNIDO Desk in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Head: Mr. Marat Usupov