A workshop on strengthening the resilience of Central Asian countries through cryosphere data and action plans was held in Almaty from April 3 to 4 with the participation of a delegation from Uzbekistan.

This project highlights the importance of snow, glacial and permafrost systems (glacial systems) for maintaining regional water supply and aims to strengthen close cooperation between Central Asian countries, recognizing that climate change and its impact on water resources are transboundary issues that require joint efforts to strengthen the resilience of Central Asian countries through cryosphere data and action plans.

A delegation from Uzbekistan, which included representatives of the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change, the Center for Glacial Geology of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics and independent experts, actively participated in the seminar along with national representatives of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, international experts in the field of cryosphere research, data management specialists and politicians.

The representative from the Uzbek side, Sayera Abdullayeva, made a speech at this event, touching upon the issues of monitoring and research of mountain glaciers and protection of mountain ecosystems that are important for our country and the region, and finally invited all participants of the seminar, UNESCO member countries, international partners and representatives of the organization to participate in the 43rd session of the General Assembly UNESCO Conference to be held in Samarkand in 2025.