Central Asia Nexus Dialogue Project: Fostering Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus and Multi-Sector Investment (PHASE II)

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Location
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Funding sources
European Union
Budget
Total €1,250,000; EU contribution €1,000,000
Status
Active
Duration
June 2020 – June 2023
Thematic area
water, energy, food security, WEF Nexus, Central Asia, transboundary cooperation, resource allocation
General information

The second phase of the European Union project “Central Asian Dialogue to promote intersectoral Water-Energy-Food Financing (WEP Nexus) is a continuation of the first phase project and is being implemented by the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC).

This project is part of the global Nexus program Dialogue financial programs in five regions of the world with financial Support from the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The first phase of the project was implemented in five countries of Central Asia (CA) in the period from December 2016 to December 2019 years in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the support of the Executive Committee International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (EC IFAS), as well as a number of relevant ministries responsible for WEP questions.

TARGET GROUPS:

Line ministries responsible for the WEP sector, local authorities, Central Asia Academic Network, international financial institutions.

COMMON GOAL:

Based on the results of the first phase of the project (2016-2019), the second phase is aimed at institutionalizing the WEP approach Nexus in national and regional governance structures, as well as in investment decision making for Ensuring water, energy and food security.

MAIN GOALS:
  • Increased application of the Nexus approach in decision planning and implementation
  • Increasing interest of public and private investors in financing projects developed taking into account interconnection "water-energy-food" in the CA region.
Project information on “Nexus Dialogue in Central Asia” (Phase II) PDF pdf-icon
Proposed small-scale demonstration projects PDF pdf-icon
Report on sedimentation estimation, forecast and technical solutions to clean the sediments in Ruslovoe reservoir PDF pdf-icon
Report on global assessment of climate change impact on the Amur Darya PDF pdf-icon
Interim report on the sedimentation estimations in Ruslovoe reservoir PDF pdf-icon
Deltares interim findings PDF pdf-icon
Brief information on small-scale demonstration projects PDF pdf-icon
Factsheet on Nexus Demonstration Projects PDF pdf-icon
The sedimentation growth endangers the water-energy-food security in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan PDF pdf-icon
Draft of the final results under the demo project in Tajikistan on the pumping stations - 2022 PDF pdf-icon
Nexus demo project in Tajikistan to support the energy and food security PDF pdf-icon
National Nexus demo project in Kazakhstan “Afforestation of the dried bottom of the Aral Sea: piloting a closed root system” PDF pdf-icon
Transboundary Nexus demo project between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan “Tuyamuyun Hydroelectric Complex” PDF pdf-icon
Nexus project fact sheet PDF pdf-icon

IMPLEMENTATION ARRANGMENTS

To ensure coordination and alignment of activities during Phase II of the Project, the Regional Steering Committee (RSC) established in Phase I will continue to operate and a Technical Working Group (TWG) will be established for the small-scale transboundary demonstration project.

The Network of Academic Society (NAS) consisting of representatives of universities, professional development institutes and training centers that has been operating in Central Asia since 2013 with the support of the World Bank and CAREC, will be involved as an expert support to exchange academic knowledge, research development, modern methods and technologies in the field of sustainable management and use of natural resources.

The Global Nexus Secretariat (GNS) is a coordinating body for implementation of Nexus projects in different regions of the world. It supports exchange of knowledge and experience among project teams, coordinates development of methodological materials and tools required for planning, evaluation and implementation of Nexus projects.

CAREC, as an implementer of the Nexus Dialogue in CA Project, will ensure that the objectives of Phase II of the Nexus project are achieved, interested partners are informed and involved, as well as that project co-financing commitments are met.

  • Regional multi-sectoral Nexus dialogue is strengthened with support of the Regional Steering Committee and Technical Working Group established for the transboundary demonstration project;

  • One transboundary and three small-scale demonstration projects are implemented to serve as pilot sites to prepare:  

-        institutional and socio-economic assessments for all demonstration projects;

-        simulation analysis (cost-benefit or trade off) for two demonstration projects;

-        technical solutions for three demonstration projects;

  • Investment-ready proposals for two demonstration projects are developed and submitted to potential investors;
  • Analytical and planning tools relevant for supporting Nexus based decisions are tested in Central Asia;

  • Capacity of the WEF line ministries and national experts on the application of the Nexus tools for designing investment projects enhanced;
  • The vision to institutionalise the Nexus approach in national and regional governance structures and investment decisions is improved.


Наименование события Дата проведения Место проведения
2020
National Consultation Meetings in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan 15 September 2020
First meeting of the Regional Steering Committee 27 October 2020
2021
First meeting of the Technical Working Group of the demo project at THC 23 February 2021
Field visit to the North Aral Sea area within the demo project in Kazakhstan 27 April 2021
Second meeting of the Regional Steering Committee 24 June 2021
Second meeting of the Technical Working Group of the demo project at THC 23 July 2021
First meeting of the Technical Working Group of the demo project in Tajikistan 28 July 2021
Meeting of the Network of Academic Societies in Dushanbe and the Nexus Game 18 October 2021
Second meeting of the Technical Working Group of the demo project in Tajikistan 21 October 2021
Third meeting of the Technical Working Group of the demo project at THC 02 November 2021
Third meeting of the Regional Steering Committee 16 November 2021
Nexus Session at the Central Asian Subregional Preparatory Conference for the 9th World Water Forum 01 December 2021
2022
Fourth meeting of the Technical Working Group of the demo project at THC 15 February 2022
Training for coaches on the Nexus game in Bishkek 21 February 2022
Training for coaches on the Nexus game in Dushanbe 03 March 2022
Nexus training in Senegal 29 March 2022
3rd TWG Meeting of the Demo Project in Sughd Province, Tajikistan 06 April 2022
Nexus Game with RCC Members 11 May 2022
4th meeting of the Regional Steering Committee 06 June 2022
Second meeting of the Network of Academic Societies 09 June 2022
Regional Conference on Strengthening Networking and Cooperation among Scientific Institutions in Central Asia 10 June 2022
Sixth meeting of the TWG for the transboundary demo project at Tuyamuyun Hydroelectric Complex. 26 October 2022

Project manager – Ms. Ludmilla Kiktenko 

E-mail: lkiktenko@carececo.org 

Tel.: +7 727 265 43 33 (ext. 107)