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Central Asia Knowledge Network and Communities of Practice for Water-Energy and Climate Change Management: Presentation of Results
June 16, 2016Almaty, Kazakhstan


The World Bank, Central Asia Regional Center of Hydrology, Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia, and Kazakh-German University are organizing a presentation of results of the activities of Central Asia Knowledge Network and Communities of Practice for Water-Energy and Climate Change Management. The event is financed by the Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program (CAEWDP).

The objective of Central Asia Knowledge Network is to foster cooperation and knowledge exchange among local and regional institutions and practitioners in the areas of water resource management, energy, and climate change in the Central Asia region. The project aims to establish regional network of knowledge institutions and communities of practice of technical specialists.

The World Bank Institute (now Open Learning Campus) and CAEWDP jointly developed this comprehensive integrated knowledge and capacity building program. The Network provides advice to its members through different forms of knowledge sharing, experience exchange, collaboration, and outreach.

The Network helps equip national knowledge institutions with cutting-edge curriculum/knowledge and skills to build the capacity of government officials and other professionals in water, energy, agriculture, and climate change-related issues.

The following activities have been performed under the program since November 2015 through May 2016:

  • Three meetings of Cross-Sectoral Working Group were held in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic under Support to the Cross-Sectorial Community of Practice for Transboundary Monitoring and Early Systems Geo-Hazards.
  • The Regional Center of Hydrology prepared a project proposal for evaluation of risks related to hydrological disasters in the Syr Darya River Basin (Kazakhstan part) in partnership with the Institute of Geography, the National Hydrometeorological Service of Kazakhstan (Kazhydromet), the Ministry of Agriculture, the Committee of Water Resources, and the National Center for Space Research and Technology of Kazakhstan.
  • The Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia finalized the second stage of competition and student research about solutions of water and energy issues in the region.
  • Kazakh-German University completed the student pilot project on creation of 'Water Apps' in the field of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). Three projects were developed: mobile version of e-Journal on IWRM for the university; mobile application for Kazhydromet; mobile application for International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea.
  • The World Bank team launched the project in support of operationalization of e-Journal on IWRM.

The final dissemination event 'Central Asia Knowledge Network and Communities of Practice for Water-Energy and Climate Change Management: Presentation of Results' is scheduled to take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan on June 16, 2016.

June 16

 

Time

Session

Speakers/Participants

1

 09:00-9:30

Registration and Coffee  

All participants

2

 9:30-10:00

Opening Remarks

Francis Ato Brown, Country Manager for Kazakhstan, World Bank;

Svetlana Pavlovna Shivareva, Executive Director of Regional Center of Hydrology;

Dr. Falk-Juri Knauft, Vice-rector, Kazakh-German University;

Ekaterina Strikeleva, Chief technical advisor, Regional Environmental Centre for CA

3

10:00 – 10:30

Overview of WB Central Asia Knowledge Networks And Communities of Practice activities and ignite on linkages  

Julia Komagaeva, Program Coordinator, World Bank

 

10:30-11:00

Family photo and Coffee-break

All participants

4

11:00 -11:20

Overview of Cross Regional Group in Kazakhstan and presentation of results (including some products – cadaster of risks, research)

Svetlana Pavlovna Shivareva, Executive Director of Regional Center of Hydrology;

Cross-Sectoral Working Group (CWG)  participants

5

11:20-11:40

Operation of national CWG in Kyrgyz Republic

Tilek Asanakunovich Isabekov, First Deputy Head of Department for Water Resources and Land Improvement, the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of Kyrgyz Republic;

 Latifa Boronchievna Bulekbaeva, Head of the National Working Group in Kyrgyz Republic

6

11:40 – 12:00

Discussion of establishment of CWG in Tajikistan

Elena Alexandrovna Finaeva, Institute for water problems (Tajikistan);

Olmaskhon Mamataliev, Agency for melioration and irrigation under the Government of Tajikistan;

7

12:00 – 12:20

Discussion of establishment of CWG in Uzbekistan

Mekhriddin Tursunov, International Fund for Saving Aral Sea, 

Natalya Lvovna Vislova, Uzhydromet

8

12:20 – 13:00

General Discussion

All participants

 

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch for participants

All participants

9

14:00 – 14:30

 

Mobile Apps Development  and e-Journal presentation «Kazhydromet»         

Dr. Falk-Juri Knauft, Vice-rector, Kazakh-German University;

Students for Kazhydromet project

10

14:30 – 14:45

Questions and Answers

All participants

11

14: 45 – 15:00

Overview of Academic Network and MA Students Competition, brief results

Anna Inozemtseva, Project Manager, Regional Environmental Centre for CA

12

15:00 – 15:15

Opportunities to use MA students’ research works for project implementation in Central Asia: ICARDA and WBG project experience

Ludmila Kiktenko, Chief technical advisor, Regional Environmental Centre for CA

13

15:15 – 15:30

Project future: Smart Waters

Ekaterina Strikeleva, Chief technical advisor, Regional Environmental Centre for CA

14

15:30 – 15:45

Questions and Answers

All participants

 

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee break 

All participants

15

16:00 – 17:00

Feedback from international organizations in search for coordination and cooperation

Natalia Alexeeva, Water Programme Coordinator for Central Asia Алексеева, UNEP (tbc);

Batyr Khadzhiev, Coordinator for economic affairs, UNECE;

GIZ representative (tbc)

Aga khan Foundation representative(tbc)

UNECSCO representative (tbc);

USAID representative (from CAEWDP- tbc)

SDC representative (from CAEWDP – tbc)

DFID representative (from CAEWDP - tbc)

EU representative (from CAEWDP -tbc)  

16

17:00 – 19:00

Closing remarks followed by buffet reception

All participants

The Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program (CAEWDP) is a knowledge and technical assistance multi-donor trust fund administered by the World Bank.

CAEWDP’s mission is to build energy and water security in the countries of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – while leveraging the essential role of regional cooperation.

Since its inception in 2010, CAEWDP has received support from bilateral and multilateral donors including the Government of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the European Commission (EC), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Bank Group.

The program has also been supported by Central Asia Regional Center of Hydrology (RCH), Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC), and Kazakh-German University (KGU).

Details
  • When : June 16, 2016, 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Where: Holiday Inn Hotel, 2d, Timiryazev Street, Almaty, Kazakhstan