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70 people obtained skills on Integrated Planning and Design Principles under the Naryn Urban Resilience Programme

Published: 29 April 2024 г.

On April 26, the Swiss Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Dr. Olivier Bangerter, and the Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in the Kyrgyz Republic Dr. Barkat Fazal jointly awarded the participants of the workshop on Integrated Planning and Design for Sustainable and Resilient Urban Development.

The workshop was conducted by the UN-Habitat team in partnership with Aga Khan Development Network Agencies (University of Central Asia, Aga Khan Foundation, Aga Khan Habitat Agency), and the Union of Architects of Kyrgyzstan. The event was part of the Naryn Urban Resilience Programme, which is funded by the Swiss Government, the Aga Khan Development Network, and additional partners in Kyrgyzstan.

The Bishkek workshop brought together 70 participants, including representatives of the State Agency for Architecture Construction Housing and Communal Services, the Deputy Mayor of Naryn town, the Head of Naryn Town Council, members of the Union of Architects of the Kyrgyz Republic, chief architects, urban planners, and academia. Participants of the workshop were introduced to the Urban Planning concepts and methodologies and how they are they can be applied on national, regional, and local levels, using specific sites of Naryn town as facilitating project sites.

The awarding ceremony also included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Central Asia and the Union of Architects of Kyrgyzstan to continue capacity building and policy dialogue on current urban planning practices, legislative environment, and potential pathways for achieving integrated, sustainable, inclusive development and enhancing cities and towns' resilience.

The Naryn Urban Resilience Programme (NURP) aims to enhance resilience capacities for sustainable urban planning and development in Naryn town, the Naryn region, and the national level. Integrated planning allows for diagnosing spatial, legislative, and financial challenges, identifying priority investment opportunities, and proposing strategic responses by engaging with local stakeholders and the community.

For more information on the project, please contact Aizaada Bekboeva, NURP Communications Officer, tel.: (0770) 822 334,