Addressing water needs in Kyrgyzstan

A UN Women project, Livelihoods Through Participation and Equal Access to Water, has improved access of 20,000 people to irrigation water in Kyrgyzstan.

With a strategy of leaving no one behind, the project aimed to strengthen and create opportunities for vulnerable people, women and youth, to participate in fair and equitable distribution of water resources and to use natural resources, namely land and water, effectively for sustainable and successful agriculture.

The Livelihoods Through Participation and Equal Access to Water project improved access to water resources in seven municipalities in Kyrgyzstan. The project elaborated a new model integrating local self-governments, water users’ associations, schools and vulnerable women to ensure access of everyone to irrigation water and students to improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene facilities in schools.