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Enhanced regional cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water

Project overview

The Regional Coordination and Support for the EU-Central Asia Enhanced Regional Cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water (WECOOP2) project was launched by the European Union in August 2016. It intends to continue strengthening the dialogue and sustainable development between the Central Asia partners, and to facilitate their cooperation with the EU on environment and climate change. Specifically, the project efforts are concentrating on improving and rationalising the policies and expanding the capacities of national ministries and government agencies active in these areas. 

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Water Quality Management training in Tashkent

The EU member states are obliged and intensively implement measures to prevent pollution of water sources. The set of EU Directives (Water Framework Directive, Drinking Water Directive, Urban…

The EU’s WECOOP project to continue support for sustainable development and circular economy in Central Asia

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NUR-SULTAN – The European Union (EU) renewed the project “European Union – Central Asia Water, Environment and Climate Change Cooperation” (WECOOP) in October 2019. It is the third phase of the…

The EU shares its experience on water quality management with Uzbekistan

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TASHKENT – Uzbek national experts, representatives of ministries and regional administrations were trained and learned from the European Union (EU) experience on water quality management as part of…

Meet our team

Valts Vilnītis

Team Leader

Holding a M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Latvia and a M.A. in Environmental Management from the University of Amsterdam, Mr Valts Vilnītis is an environmental governance expert with an in-depth knowledge of environmental and climate policy and with over 25 years of professional experience.

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Valts Vilnītis

Team Leader

Holding a M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Latvia and a M.A. in Environmental Management from the University of Amsterdam, Mr Valts Vilnītis is an environmental governance expert with an in-depth knowledge of environmental and climate policy and with over 25 years of professional experience. Fluent in English and Russian, he has been involved in implementation of technical assistance, capacity building and environmental governance projects in the EU, EU Eastern Partnership and Central Asia countries.

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Anatoly Krutov

Environmental Governance Expert

Mr Anatoly Krutov has over 30 years of experience in development of projects technical approaches, implementation planning, establishment of beneficiary partnerships, and supervision of international development programmes and projects funded by IFIs, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, EU, UN, and SDC aid agencies.

Anatoly

Anatoly Krutov

Environmental Governance Expert

Mr Anatoly Krutov has over 30 years of experience in development of projects technical approaches, implementation planning, establishment of beneficiary partnerships, and supervision of international development programmes and projects funded by IFIs, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, EU, UN, and SDC aid agencies.

His sectoral experience includes but is not limited to water (IWRM), institutional development, capacity building, project cycle, and logical framework analysis. He has an unrivalled track record in institutional strengthening and deep understanding of the international development, business re-vitalisation strategies and implementation in development environments.

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This project is funded by the European Union

And implemented by a consortium led by