The experts of the EDSG took part in the Kyrgyz Cross-Sectoral Group meeting, which was held at the Department of water resource management and minerology of the Kyrgyz Republic. The meeting gathered the representatives of the Emergencies Ministry of the Kyrgyz Republic, water management research institutions, HydroMetCenter and the Department of water resource management and minerology of the Kyrgyz Republic. The participants discussed the water management issues caused by climate change and human activity in the Kyrgyz Republic.
The participants underlined the problem of lack of collaboration and coordination in managing water reources issues. For instance, the Emergencies Ministry does not use the recent data and statistics on mudflow waves, landslides and glacial silts. The participants also emphasized the need to create a common methodology for monitoring and forecast of the mudflows and other emergencies.
During the visit to the Kyrgyz Republic the EDSG became a member of Gender and Evaluation international network. The Gender & Evaluation community was launched on 16th Feb 2013 under ‘Engendering Policy through Evaluation’ project which was funded by IDRC & Ford Foundation. The Community is also the knowledge sharing hub for EvalGender+ a global partnership led by EvalPartners.