The 3rd day within the 12th CALP

#CAREC_news The third day within the 12th CALP was devoted to the role of regional organizations such as CAREC and NGO Geres, working on environmental protection and sustainable development, specifics of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in Central Asia, regional dialogue on the development of a green economy in Central Asia, promoting the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) NEXUS approach in achieving resource efficiency, contributing to SCP and Green Economy, as well as the role of Climate Information Platform in Central Asia (CACIP) as a main source of information and knowledge for regional stakeholders.

The Session was moderated by Mr. Rustam Issakhodjayev, Project Specialist for Environmental Management Programme, CAREC.

Key speakers: Mr. Zafar Makhmudov, Executive Director, CAREC; Mr. Quentin Moreau, Regional Director Central Asia, Geres NGO; Ms. Saltanat Zhakenova, Specialist of the World Bank CAMP4ASB Project; Mr. Ismail Dairov, Head of the Regional Mountain Center; Ms. Aksulu Kushanova, Specialist for the EU-funded project “Nexus Dialogue in CA”, CAREC and Mr. Rustam Issakhodjayev, CAREC.

During session 6, Ms. Aksulu Kushanova and Rustam Issakhodjayev, Specialists of the EU-funded project “Nexus Dialogue in CA”, highlighted the practical application of the WEF Nexus approach in Central Asia. To meet the growing demand for water, energy and food, the EU promotes the WEF Nexus approach as a fundamental shift from a purely sectoral approach to integrated cross-sectoral solutions. Over 70% of the program participants were not previously familiar with the concept of the WEF Nexus approach. During the discussions, participants agreed that water, energy and food security are inextricably linked, thus a multi-sectoral planning approach should be institutionalized at all levels of public administration when designing national development plans and making investment decisions.

As part of session 7, Ms. Malika Tazhmuratova, CACIP Specialist, and Ms. Elizaveta Khazieva, GIS Specialist, World Bank CAMP4ASB Project, held a special training course on use of Central Asian Climate Information Platform (CACIP). #CAREC_Calp