Regional mechanisms for the low-carbon, climate-resilient transformation of the energy-water-land Nexus in Central Asia - Preparation phase

The challenges of the interdependence between energy, water and land use, are exacerbated by climate change in Central Asia. The project enhances economic and financial analytical work at regional and national level and nexus-relevant financing opportunities will be explored and identified. It will demonstrate the “business case” for co-operation on the nexus, enhance capacity needed for operationalising the nexus approach, and create political momentum for action. The project facilitates the political and technical dialogue for implementing the nexus approach and enhances regional co-operation in various regional and national conferences and capacity development activities. Such tools and knowledge products will also facilitate further engagement with the private sector in nexus-related investments by providing enhanced evidence on the benefits and trade-offs that are inherent to nexus projects.

Project data

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
IKI funding
298,219.00 €
09/2021 till 06/2022
Implementing organisation
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

State of implementation/results

  • The preparation phase has started in September 2021 and includes the following topics:
    • After an initial event on 15th October 2021 in Uzbekistan further country consultations with all five partner countries will be conducted to promote the project amongst national stakeholders in each country, to identify and confirm their national priorities for activities under the proposed project and to secure political and technical level support.
    • Country consultations will also introduce the project to other stakeholders and projects active in the region to explore synergies, benefit from lessons learned and eventual co-operation.
    • In-depth dialogue with stakeholders will test and refine the project’s intervention logic and proposed work packages within each country and the region as a whole.
    • The preparation phase will conclude with a regional workshop to be held in June 2022 to present the updated project proposal to the countries.
    -- After the preparation phase, a decision is made on further funding by the International Climate Initiative.

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