Knowledge transfer on drought issues due to climate change for Armenia

Visegrad Fund backed project, offering new solutions to the fight against climate change and raising awareness of environmental protection within and outside the V4 region.

The main purpose of the project is to contribute to promoting the Visegrad regional cooperation in drought management and mitigation of the climate change and knowledge transfer to Armenia conditions.

The objectives will be achieved by conducting two main activities which are the development of the Drought platform, related to Drought Management, and Training workshop on drought issues for the decision and policy makers in Armenia focused on an integrated, proactive approacht to drought planning, adaptation and management.

The project is focused on drought, a natural phenomenon that is worsened by the climate change impact. It affects considerable parts of the population each year and threaten the agricultural production and water. The frequency and severity of droughts have increased also in Armenia and Caucasus regions. It was reported by the European Commission that drought events have caused considerable damages and economic losses. Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) was developed and implemented in the whole Central Europe in order to decrease vulnerability to drought and better prepare for the drought events and its consequences.

The project will be a complementary to IDMP project implemented in Armenia. Mainly results from the V4 countries will be transferred along with the outcomes of the Drought Management Centre for Southeast Europe. This approach will be proposed for Armenia, as organic part of the Drought Management.

„The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.“

Project applicant

Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe

Project partners

Global Change Research Institute CAS

Global Water Partnership Hungary Foundation

Global Water Partnership Poland

Country Water Partnership – Armenia

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