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Enhanced regional cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water

Workshop on access to IFIs investments in water, energy efficiency and waste management

Promoting a green economy and finding sustainable solutions to water, energy efficiency and waste management related issues are at the top of national development agenda in all Central Asian countries. To discuss available opportunities and ways to improve access to international financing, representatives of the Central Asian governments, the European Union (EU), International Financial Institutions (IFIs), international and regional organizations, and NGOs gathered in Almaty on 23-24 November 2017 for a workshop on access to international investments in water, energy efficiency and waste management infrastructure.

The workshop participants discussed practical ways to improve the process for preparing bankable projects. Particular attention was paid to key directions for action to catalyse investment through other considerable sources for financing “green” projects – the Green Climate Fund and the EU Investment Facility for Central Asia (IFCA). Financial capacity of the private sector was also reviewed

Presentations at the workshop

Session 1:

1. Gilbert Ahamer, WECOOP2: Draft Investor Guide

2. Gilbert Ahamer, WECOOP2: Terms of Reference for Knowledge Centre Platform 

3. Zerza Samenova, Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan (oral intervention)

4. Shakhboz Akhmetov, CAREC: Connecting the Region for Shared and Sustainable Development

Session 2:

5. Sujala Pant, GCF: Green Climate Fund: State of play in Central Asia and future prospects 

6. Vadim Ni, EcoForum of Kazakhstan: Climate finance and the role of civil society

Session 3:

7. Alexandre Martoussevich, OECD: Capital investment planning

8. Snejana Popova, EU Delegation to Kazakhstan: IFCA

9. Assel Nurakhmetova, Astana International Financial Centre: Financing "green" projects

10. Timur Dzhankobaev, Business Advisor: Private sector funding of environment, water, climate change investments

11. Marat Narbayev, IFAS Kazakhstan: Regional projects in Central Asia





This project is funded by the European Union

And implemented by a consortium led by