Following a recommendation from the Central Asia Regional Risk Assessment report commissioned by UNDP, USAID, and EC in Central Asia, the Early Recovery Team was established in early 2009. The goal of the Team is to ensure that emerging challenges in Kyrgyzstan wrought by high food prices, energy deficiencies and the world economic crisis are addressed with appropriately targeted humanitarian (where needed) and development assistance, stopping further slippages and building the capacity of affected areas and vulnerable groups. This goal is to be achieved through augmenting existing programming and/or preparing new ones that promote spontaneous, self-sustaining initiatives by affected communities.
Currently, the Team is designing a mid-term strategy for the period following the Humanitarian Flash Appeal (from May 2009) up to the beginning of new UN Development Assistance Framework (January 2012). The strategy will drive the UN response to addresses emerging challenges as described above. The strategy is anticipated to be finalized in July 2009.
Development of the Post Flash-Appeal Strategy: An update for United Nations Organizations from the Early Recovery Team (19 May 2009)
Roundtable: ''Increasing Agricultural Production: The View from the Fields'
- Home Gardens presented by Ms Robin Currey, Mercy Corps Kyrgyzstan
- KAED II Food Security Program (Interventions and Achievements) presented by Mr Hiqmet Demiri, Kyrgyz Agro-Enterprise Development Project
- Water Users Associations Support Program presented by Mr John Baxter, WAUSP
- Rural Advisory Service'presented by Mr Joomart Jumabekov, Chui and Talas Rural Advisory Service