Strengthening coordination of project formulation and mobilization of resources for sustainable radioactive waste management in Central Asia

Funding Agency ENVSEC, UNDP

Implementing Agency UNDP, CAREC

Budget: US$545,000.00

Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Start Year: 2010

End Year: 2013

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Description: This project has been developed in accordance with the Joint Declaration adopted at the high-level International Forum "Uranium Tailings in Central Asia: Local Problems, Regional Concenquences, Global Solution", held in Geneva on 29 June 2009. The Joint Declaration calls for a coherent approach in addressing threats to population and environment from hazardous radioactive waste. The project contributed to transform scientific knowledge and political desire into development and implementation of prioritized interventions that include: (i) strengthening of regulatory, legislative framework and capacity for sustainable management of radioactive wastes; (ii) special initiatives for cleaning up and restoration of selected sites; (iii) initiatives for community development, including raising public awareness and attraction of social, environmental and economic investments; (iv) promotion of partnership between public and private sectors for recycling waste tailings.

Sector: Waste management

Beneficiaries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan