On September 7, 2022 a working meeting with representatives of the Asian Development Bank was held in the office of EB IFAS in Kazakhstan. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the project on water resources.
Working meeting with an EC IFAS member from the Republic of Tajikistan
On September 2, 2022 in the office of the Executive Board of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – EB IFAS in RK) a working meeting with a member of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea from the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Boev Sanoi Shodievich took place. Mr. Bultekov Nurken Usenoaich – Director of the Regional Center of Hydrology also took part in the meeting. Issues on EB IFAS activity in the Republic of Kazakhstan as well as on implementation of ASBP-4 projects were discussed.
TRANSPORTATION STUDY IN ARMENIA TO BENEFIT SOUTH CAUCASUS REGION
For Immediate Release
Saturday, December 3, 2022Office of Press Relationspress@usaid.gov
The United States strongly endorses the ongoing bilateral discussions between Armenia and Azerbaijan towards a comprehensive peace agreement. On November 28, USAID awarded the “South Caucasus Transportation Assessment” to support greater regional economic connectivity, which will bolster peace and reconciliation efforts. This project will conduct a preliminary assessment to identify and evaluate viable options to improve regional transport connections in the South Caucasus.
The six-month assessment will assist in better understanding the feasibility, costs, and estimated economic benefits of various transportation routes in Armenia. The study will bring to the region decades of international expertise in solving some of the world’s most difficult infrastructure challenges, the results of which are intended to inform ongoing efforts by Armenia and Azerbaijan to unblock transportation connections in the region.
USAID is proud to support this initial assessment as a first step for the region to develop economic and trade connections. Economically sound, climate-sensitive connectivity and transportation links are necessary for the countries of the South Caucasus to flourish. USAID looks forward to the results of the assessment and the possibilities it brings for the South Caucasus region.
The USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity organized a three-day Training of Trainers workshop for 18 higher education specialists from Network of Academic Societies in Central Asia on Water-Energy-Food-Environment (WEFE) Nexus curricula.
Over the three-day training, participants discussed best methods for teaching these concepts to university students, reviewed case studies from the UN and FAO, and participated in a simulation game to gain some experience in WEFE Nexus-inspired decision-making.
This Nexus game will be used for workshop sessions for students. The training modules will be adapted for all Central Asian countries and will be introduced into the educational system in the countries of the region.