WATCH: Visit to Lake #Urmia with H.E. Mr. AIKAWA, Ambassador of @japaniniran & #UNDP Resident Representative in #Iran, @cprovidas: https://aparat.com/v/xi۲nS @JapanGov @ASteiner@kanniwignaraja@UNDP@UNDPasiapac@Iran#UNDPinIran #Japan Video by: Kamyar Minoukadeh
This mask was produced by the local women as part of our Lake #Urmia restoration project, a joint initiative between Iran’s Department of Environment, @JapanGov and #UNDPinIran. At the heart of this project is the goal of #women economic empowerment.
With the generous $۳ million contribution from @JapanGov, together w/ national & local counterparts, we will work in #Urmia & ۲ new pilots (#Shadegan & #Bakhtegan wetlands) to support sustainable dev't approaches & #livelihoods of the local communities while protecting #planet
۱/۳ @JapanGov is a longstanding donor and partner of #UNDPinIran. Together with national partners we have been working in East and West #Azerbaijan implementing sustainable solutions to support livelihoods and green economy with the ultimate goal of reviving Lake #Urmia
Around ۱۴,۰۰۰ farmers from east & west Azerbaijan are participating in a joint initiative between the Gov'ts of #Iran & @JapanGov & @UNDPIran to restore Lake #Urmia through the use of modern irrigation techniques. To date, water usage has decreased by ۳۵٪ in pilot sites.
Together w/ the Gov’t, #UNDPinIran has been working on the conservation of ۳۴ Iranian Wetlands, restoring Lake #Urmia, improving energy efficiency to reduce emissions, phasing out the ozone depleting substances and more. Follow us for more