Rural Communities’ Disaster Risks and Climate Change Resilience (Phase 2)

In the natural disasters prone Kyrgyzstan, most vulnerable are the rural communities. Within its periodic Country Strategic Plans, the UN World Food Programme strengthens their disaster risk reduction capacities and climate change resilience. Switzerland has been successfully supporting these endeavours in 2022, supporting resilience and food security of the most vulnerable communities and extends the support to the same direction for 2023-2027.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Changement climatique & environnement
Agriculture et sécurité alimentaire
Réduction des risques de catastrophes
Sécurité alimentaire des ménages
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2027
CHF  9’000’000
Contexte Natural disasters exacerbated by climate change (CC) are common and diverse in the Kyrgyz Republic (KR). Low level of disaster preparedness, lack of comprehensive resources management, as well as lack of private sector-driven insurance and risks transfer mechanisms have contributed to a high level of food insecurity for at least a quarter of all households in the country. As the Kyrgyz National Concept of the Civil Protection from the Natural Disasters (NCCPND) for 2018-2030 confirms, there is an essential lack of disaster preparedness on the sub-national and local levels due to low capacities of the institutions and communities in disaster risk resilient planning and management.
Objectifs By 2027, vulnerable communities in the Kyrgyz Republic exposed to the impacts of climate variability and change are better able to cope with shocks and benefit from more resilient food systems.
Groupes cibles

Direct groups:

  • Up to 250’000 vulnerable households in Batken, Osh, Naryn and Jalal Abad provinces;
  • Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES); Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision (MNR); Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration (MLSSM); Kyrgyz Agency on Hydrometeorology (Hydromet);
  • Local self-governments (LSGs);
  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) and farmers;

Indirect groups:

  • Private sector;
  • Financial Market Supervision Service under the Ministry of Economy and Commerce of the Kyrgyz Republic (FMSS).
Effets à moyen terme

Outcome 1

Government institutions at the central and local levels benefit from improved early warning, disaster risk management and climate change adaptation approaches and systems that strengthen the national shock-responsive social protection system.

Outcome 2

Targeted groups and communities benefit from rehabilitated and newly constructed assets and improved knowledge that help them protect, improve and adapt their livelihoods to climate variability and enhance nutritional practices.

Outcome 3

Targeted groups benefit from conditional transfers (including micro-insurance) to meet their food and nutrition needs and enable them to be financially resilient when affected by stressors and shocks.


Principaux résultats attendus:  

  1. National and local authorities benefit from improved understanding of climate risks, vulnerabilities and adaptation options and apply enhanced tools and methods for risks and vulnerabilities identification and monitoring;
  2. Rural communities benefit from science-driven, evidence-based, gender and nutrition-sensitive adaptation planning and measures supported by Government, private sector and donors’ investments and advocacy;
  3. Rural communities are better prepared for disasters and have a feedback-loop mechanism for undertaking ‘Build-back-better’ activities for minimum disturbance to their livelihoods in case of an emergency;
  4. Rural communities have access to insurance to compensate losses suffered due to relevant climate risks.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

  1. The national authorities, including Ministry of Emergency improved their capacities in defining and ranging risks and vulnerabilities, along with building the approaches on differentiated vulnerabilities and exposure. They were also equipped and trained in using technology-based WFP-developed tools, which provide access to and utilization of key information on hazards, exposure, and vulnerability.
  2. As a result of the Swiss support in Phase 1 (2022), around 50’000 highly vulnerable households in 90 targeted rural Local Self-Governments (LSGs) (out of total 453 in the country) have benefitted from more than 300 disaster risk reduction (DRR) infrastructure assets and from the WFP tools such as Food-For-Asset (FFA) and Food-For-Training (FFT), Cash-Based-Transfers (CBT) and Non-Food-Items (NFI).
  3. 11 LSGs were supported in identifying prevention, mitigation and recovery approaches within the local level development plans.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Programme alimentaire mondial
  • Contribution to the WFP CSP 2023-2027, with earmarking on DRR/CC pillar

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs Synergies and coordination will primarily be sought/ encouraged with SECO-financed Naryn Urban Resilience Project and SDC-financed “Sustainable Economic Development” and “Bai-Alai” projects.
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    9’000’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    4’070’000
Phases du projet Phase 2 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2027   (Phase en cours) Phase 1 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2022   (Completed)