TASHKENT – The national environmental experts of Uzbekistan took part in the workshop “Strategic Project Management and Financing for Environmental Projects” to broaden knowledge and understanding of strategic project management in development and preparation of environmental project proposals.
A three-day workshop was organised by the European Union funded project "EU-Central Asia Enhanced Regional Cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water" (WECOOP). The representatives of the State Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection, the Scientific Research Institute on Ecology and Environmental Protection, Tashkent Municipal Administration, and the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development participated in this event.
The workshop agenda stipulated discussion and consideration of the types of projects and financing, the project cycle and preparation of the project proposals, main principles and role of strategic project management in development and environmental management, particularly in the climate change and resource efficiency areas. The participants also examined a number of international case studies in environmental policy and capacity-building. The WECOOP experts presented the project capacity building instruments, namely the Investors Guide and the Regional Knowledge Centre web-platform developed with the EU’s support.
Mr Valts Vilnitis, the WECOOP Project Team Leader: “The purposes of the WECOOP project are threefold: first, coordination and support for the EU-Central Asia regional dialogue on environment and water; second, capacity building and strategic consulting that includes development and implementation of the environmental strategies in Central Asia, and third, information exchange and analysis. The present workshop is part of a tailor-made support for the countries of the region on identification and preparation of project proposals for consideration by IFIs. Its aim is to provide a practical training on development of bankable project proposals and to enhance the experts’ skills in strategic project management”.