Nexus Newsletter (Final Issue No. 18)

Publication date: 04 October 2023

We are pleased to share the final issue of the newsletter published by the Global Nexus Secretariat (GNS), which summarizes the results of Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus based projects:

Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme, which covered 5 regions of the world: Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and Northern Africa, the Niger Basin and Southern Africa, Central Asia.

The Frexus project in the Sahel region (Mali, Niger, Chad), aimed at supporting more conflict-sensitive and climate-sensitive management of land, natural resources, and ecosystems.

The Lake Kivu and Ruzizi River project between Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, aimed at pursuing an integrated, Nexus-based and transboundary management of the basin resources.

The bulletin also presents the lessons learned during the implementation of the above-mentioned Nexus projects.

The English version of the newsletter is available here.

Brief reference

The project "Nexus Dialogue in Central Asia", funded by the European Union, was implemented by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia from 2016 to 2023. The main objectives of the project were:

·       To establish an enabling political and technical environment for sustainable and climate-resilient multi-sectoral investments to increase WEF security in Central Asia;

·       To institutionalize of WEF Nexus approach in national and regional governance structures and investment decisions for water, energy and food security in Central Asia.

As a result of the project, four Nexus demonstration projects on the following tasks were implemented:

1.     To tackle the sedimentation issue at Tuyamuyun Hydro Complex (Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan)

2.     To improve energy efficiency at pumping stations in the Sughd region (Tajikistan)

3.     To pilot a closed root system for planting saxaul seedlings on the dried bottom of the Aral Sea (Kazakhstan)

4.     To include WEF Nexus in the Agriculture Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic

Information and materials on the above and other results of the Nexus project in Central Asia can be found here.

Additional information: Ludmila Kiktenko, Environmental Management Programme’s Manager, CAREC,

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