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Experience of the annual Forums on Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions of Central Asia proved that the Forum—a multi-level dialogue based on the involvement of representatives from interested individuals, groups and organizations—promotes the establishment of mutual trust and respect. This is essential for decision-making that can serve the interests of all participants. The Forum allows mountain communities to share experiences and information, to express their opinion, and to present their initiatives and ideas and find support for their implementation. The Forum is not limited to the regional framework and is committed to broadening the participation and discussion of issues ranging from the local to the global level.

2002

Kyrgyzstan

At the initiative of Kyrgyzstan, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 2002 the International Year of Mountains. In Bishkek, the first Conference on Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions was held with support of the Central Asian Mountain Partnership (CAMP) and the financing of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The conference was attended by representatives of mountain communities of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Alpine Alliance, which brings together Europe’s mountain communities. Following the example of the Alpine Alliance, the decision on the establishment of the Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities (AGOCA) was accepted.

2003

Dushanbe

In Dushanbe, a second inaugural Conference of Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities (AGOCA) was held with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the support of CAMP and the Regional Environmental Center.

2004

Kazakhstan

In Almaty, the third annual Conference of Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities (AGOCA) was held on the topic “Social Mobilization and Rural Development: Opportunities and Constraints in the Development of Villages”. The conference was held under the technical assistance of the CAMP programme and with financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany.

2005

Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek hosted the fourth annual Conference of Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities (AGOCA) and villages of mountainous regions of the Alps, the Caucasus, the Carpathians, the Altai and Mongolia attended. The topic was “The Role of Local Government in Sustainable Development”. The conference was organised with the assistance of the CAMP programme and received financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the eight member countries of the Alpine Convention, and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany.

2006

Tajikistan

Central Asian Mountain Partnership (CAMP) was formed. This is a network of organisations of successor CAMP programs: “CAMP Alatoo” in Kyrgyzstan, “CAMP Consulting” in Kazakhstan, “CAMP Kuhiston” in Tajikistan, and AGOCA – the Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities. In this year they co-initiated the Forum on Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions of Central Asia on the topic “Strategy of Sustainable Use of Energy Resources for Villages” in Dushanbe.

The Forum was organised with the assistance of the branches of the Central Asia Regional Cooperation (CAREC) Program in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) in Switzerland, and was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Tajikistan. Financial support was provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Principality of Liechtenstein, the research program of North-South (NCCR) and the OSCE (Kyrgyzstan).

2007

Kazakhstan

Almaty hosted the CAMP Forum on Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions of Central Asia on the topic “Cooperation with Government Agencies in the Community”. The Forum was organised with the financial support of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The financial support of the Tajik delegation had a representative of the “Soros Foundation” in Tajikistan.

2008

Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek hosted the CAMP Forum on Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions of Central Asia on the topic “Mountain Community and Business Structure – the Way of Cooperation and Dialogue”. Organisations that supported and actively participated in the preparation and carrying out the Forum include: The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany; the National Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic for Self-Government; UNDP Programme “Environment for Sustainable Development”; the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC); the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ); the Swiss Association for International Cooperation Helvetas;  “Soros Foundation”; and the Development and Investment Agency (ARIS).

2009

Tajikistan

The Forum “Labor Migration in Central Asia – Challenges and Solutions” was held in Dushanbe. The Forum was devoted to labor migration, with a special focus on the gender dimension. The Forum was held by the CAMP network in collaboration with ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development). Financial support was provided from the BMU (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany), SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), ACTED, IOM (International Organization for Migration), and UCA (University of Central Asia).

2010

Kazakhstan

In Almaty, the CAMP Forum “Mountain Communities of Central Asia in the Context of Climate Change – a Call to Action. Local Perspectives, Local Calls” was conducted. The Forum was held with the support of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mountain Partnership (International Alliance of Mountain Countries), and GIZ Regional Programme for the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Central Asia.

2011

Kyrgyzstan

The CAMP Forum “Mountain Ecological Product – Challenges and Opportunities for Mountain Communities of Central Asia” was held in Bishkek. The Forum aimed to determine the potential production of environmentally friendly products in mountainous regions, specifically the barriers and benefits of making such products. The Forum was financially supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany, and technical support from the International Mountain Partnership.

2012

Tajikistan

In Dushanbe, the CAMP Forum “Sustainable Land Management – the Benefits to Mountain Communities” was conducted.  The Forum was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Tajikistan. CAMP Forum was held with the financial support from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany.