ROA02 Green Rehabilitation Investment Project for Karakalpakstan Republic to Address Impacts of the Aral Sea Crisis (2021-2024)

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO5 Supply of ecosystem services ensured, SO6 Enhanced adaptation to climate change
Start Date Q3  2 JULY 2021
End Date q2 30 JUNE 2024
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 5,600,000
Budget Percentage 18%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 999,238
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Name of consortium members, if any Human Asia and Green Asia Network
Thematic Area
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
GGGI Project Code : ROA02
Project Manager and Staff +
Aaron Russell

Country Representative, Uzbekistan

Juan Jose Robalino

Sr. Associate-Trade and Value Chain Analyst at Global Green Growth Institute

Private: Jisu Min

Sr. Analyst -Policy Solutions (Integration)

Private: Oyunchimeg Amartuvshin

Associate, Mongolia Program

Woon Joo Ha

Senior Partnership and Communication Associate

Project Purpose and Objectives

The project aims to assist the green rehabilitation of Karakalpakstan Republic in addressing the impacts of the Aral Sea ecological crisis, by establishing viable measures to allow communities of the most disaster afflicted districts to pursue disaster-resilient sustainable livelihoods through climate-resilient agri-business models and providing the policy, financing, and investment frameworks to allow these to be scaled up. For this, the project interventions aim to achieve the following objectives:

  • Objective 1: Establish an effective green rehabilitation investment plan targeted on agriculture and agri-businesses that reduces disaster risk, enhances rural food security and sustainable livelihoods, and promotes equitable employment in green and climate-smart value-chains in Karakalpakstan;
  • Objective 2: Respond to the most urgent needs of the workforce and micro-, small-, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to tackle pressing human security needs, focusing on disaster-related threats to health, livelihoods, productive assets, and agri-business risk management;
  • Objective 3: Demonstrate viable climate-resilient agri-business models to rebuild the economic foundation of Karakalpakstan’s agrarian economy; and
  • Objective 4: Support the government and banks in mobilizing green/climate finance in support of green MSMEs development in Karakalpakstan.
Info Brief on Aral Sea GRIP for Karakalpakstan Republic to address impacts of the Aral Sea Crisis :


     Downloadable in:

     English GRIP Info Brief Eng

     Russian GRIP Info Brief Rus

     Uzbek GRIP Info Brief Uzbek





Insight Brief on Agriculture Sector in Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan:


     Downloadable in:

     English Insight Brief Eng







For more information please refer to our Aral Sea GRIP Project initiative page: