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Turkmenistan is a finalist in the competition of innovative technologies to save the Aral Sea

The World Breakthrough Technology Competition from the World Bank and CAWEP (CA Water and Energy Program for Central Asia) has come to an end.

Thanks to the project, 159 teams presented their innovative ideas to address the issue of degradation of the territory and prevent an environmental disaster associated with the desiccation of the Aral Sea.

More than half of the proposals were developed by representatives of CA, including Turkmenistan. According to the results of the competition, The Turkmen team was among the 24 finalists (M. Annanurova, D. Babadjanova, A. Atamyradov and N. Khalmedov with a proposal for afforestation).

This year. The winners of the Global Disruptive Tech Challenge were:

  1. Sustainable Forestry (N. Akinshina and A. Azizova's project "Aral Honey Gardens", Uzbekistan).
  2. Agriculture and land management (Area restoration project, NETICS B.V., Netherlands).
  3. Information and knowledge (Sentinels app for pasture management, kartECO consultancy for eco- and energy engineering, Greece)
  4. Socio-economic development (initiative to increase the role of rural women in natural resource management, Women's Water Forum, Tajikistan).

The authors of the winning projects will be able to join the mentoring program, as well as received awards of $5 thousand, for the second place the organizers issued a cash award of $1 thousand.


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