Fourth Steering Committee meeting of the UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region in Uzbekistan
The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, UN agencies, donor organizations and the Non-Governmental Organizations. Main purpose of the meeting was to review the results of the evaluation of the proposals submitted within the second call for proposals, launched on February 19, 2020.
In the framework of the second call, participating UN organizations (PUNOs), including UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, FAO and UNODC, together with the Interagency Working Group, developed and submitted to the Trust Fund 3 proposals with the total budget of USD 12.45 million under such priority areas as “Youth, Innovation and Health".
An evaluation panel, consisting of representatives of UN agencies, research institutions, as well as the authorities of the Republic of Karakalpakstan was created to ensure a qualitative assessment and impartial selection of project proposals. Based on the results of the assessment, recommendations on the selection of project applications were developed and submitted to the Steering Committee.
The members of the Steering Committee have also provided their feedback on the PUNOs proposals within the discussion session of the meeting. Following the results of the discussion, the decision was made on approval of project proposals which met the requirements of the Trust Fund.
In addition, representatives of UNICEF and UNDP made a brief presentation on the implementation of joint projects approved in accordance with the decision of the second meeting of the Steering Committee (June 3, 2019).
The UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region in Uzbekistan was launched on 27 November 2018 to ensure a coordinated approach to addressing problems in the Aral Sea region, related to the livelihood of the population, including aspects of health, economic development, environmental situation, social protection, etc.