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Advancing IWRM Across the Kura River Basin through Implementation of the Transboundary Agreed Actions and National Plans

The UNDP - GEF Kura II Project “Advancing Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) across the Kura river basin through implementation of the transboundary agreed actions and national plans” will be implementing the Strategic Action Program for the Kura River Basin in partnership with the Governments of Georgia and Azerbaijan in partnership with Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection and Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, respectfully. 

The Kura II Project will address the priority needs in the ministerially endorsed Strategic Action Plan (SAP) through implementation of the SAP and national Integrated Water Resources Management Plans to strengthen and harmonize coordinated conjunctive transboundary ground and surface water management. The five components of the project are:

  • Support for institutional governance protocols;
  • Professional development and capacity building for water managers across sectors; 
  • Stress reduction measures in critical areas; 
  • Stakeholder education and empowerment; and,
  • Enhanced  science for governance.

These five priority components from the general framework of activities, the project has strong, multisectoral support in both countries and will support the pending bilateral legal agreements.



Asia , Western Asia


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General information
GEF ID 6962
Project type Full-Size Project
Status active (Under Implementation)
Start Date 23 Aug 2016
End Date 30 Sep 2018
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 5,329,452 USD
Total Cost of the project: 200,361,122.00 USD
Azerbaijan , Georgia , Regional

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project contacts
Mary M. Matthews Project Coordinator and Chief Technical Advisor
Vladimir Mamaev GEF Regional Technical Advisor