The GEF SGP grant helped support not only the acquisition of solar installations, but also the development and implementation of a financial scheme that ensures the sustainability of the project.
Ms. Elmira Aiylchieva
Grantee and Head of CBO Jamaat“Bai-Tilek”
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Country Programme Snapshot

Start Date 2001
# of Projects 293
Total Grant Amount US$ 4,651,093
Total cash Co-Financing US$ 2,080,391
Total In-Kind Co-Financing US$ 2,705,914

Country Portfolio by Area of Work

Climate Change Mitigation
Community Based Adaptation
International Waters
Land Degradation
Country Impact

SGP projects supported and influenced:

  • 8 geographical areas where interventions of GEF SGP promoted changes in the state of matters with global environmental benefits: Kyrgyz Ata-Fergana, Kulun Ata-Karashoro, Baubashata, Western Tienshan, Inner Tienshan and Central Tienshan, Issykkul.

  • SGP has created decentralized and effective management system and mechanism for operations at the local level.

  • More than 200 CBOs and NGOs, mostly in remote areas were created by GEF/SGP influence. According to the law, a legally registered CBO should consists of at least 10 households living in one location. It means that more than 20,000 people legally joined their efforts to protect the environment.

SGP activity in figures:

  • Conserved areas or under sustainable use: 4,300 hectares.

  • Protection of the habitats of 4 plant species, 3 insects, 2 birds included in the Red Book of Kyrgyzstan. 3 of them are endemic.

  • It is expected than after 10-15 years natural wood and bush vegetation can rehabilitate itself in the mentioned above hectares, that can store or sequester from 3,000 up to 20,000 ton of carbon per year.

2015 - National Award "Pochetnaya Gramota"

SGP grantee partner Public Association “Issyk-Kul pond” (PA IKP) is the receiver of this national Award from the Ministry of Agriculture. 

Public Association “Issyk-Kul pond” (PA IKP) has implemeted the GEF SGP funded project KYR/COMDEKS/2014/13

2007 - Best Practices Competition in Sustainable Development of Central Asia

The project works in conservation and rehabilitation of habitat of reptiles (Central Asian Tortoise) included in The Red Book of Kyrgyzstan. The community based organization Jamaat "Aichurok" is leading the project. So far the project results in biodiversity are that 50 hectares with mating places in the center are protected by the community itself, which in turn has started the rehabilitation of natural wood and grass vegetation, increased the birds population and reduced the risk of fires.

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