“Country Water Partnership” NGO, with the support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA, https://www.noaa.gov/ ), carried out “Integrated Drought Management”
pilot project during 2021- 2022.
The goal of the project was to identify the main stakeholders of the field, collect available
information on drought in the country, prepare a report on the weaknesses and gaps of the drought
management system, develop recommendations for implementing integrated drought management,
as well as the content of an integrated drought management plan for Armenia.
Based on the project results, in September 2022, the CWP together with its partners in Central and
Eastern Europe launched the “Knowledge transfer on drought issues due to climate change for
Armenia" project, which is financed by the Visegrad Fund (https://www.visegradfund.org). The
goal of the project is the development of drought management capacities and the creation of a
drought platform in Armenia with the support of the CWP CACENA. The project will allow to
transfer the knowledge and experience of European partners to local beneficiaries through training,
as well as to use possible existing platforms for modeling, drought vulnerability calculations through
data download, and obtaining other useful information and experience.
Anna Smetanova presented the goal and actions of the project, after which active discussions began
with the participants on various topics related to droughts:
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) in close cooperation with the World Meteorological
Organization (WMO) support regional and country water partnerships to develop and submit project
proposals to the Green Climate Fund. At the suggestion of the Ministry of Environment, experts
from GWP and WMO (Rene Schieritz, Bob Stefanski) presented a brief overview on the topic of
"Overview of GCF funding windows and how they work together".
The experts presented the following topics:
Overview of GCF Readiness
Process of developing a proposal for GCF readiness
Support of GWP in access to GCF readiness