Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan

Central Asia Water and Energy Program (CAWEP)

04/11/2020 - 16:11
Multisector

The Central Asia Water and Energy Program aims to help six Central Asian countries strengthen the enabling environment to promote water and energy security at the regional level and in beneficiary countries.

Implementing organisation: The World Bank
Duration: Phase 3: 2018-2022
Project budget: Total budget - €11.2 million, EU contribution - €7 million
Project partners: The World Bank, European Union, Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs, UK Department for International Development
Beneficiary Countries: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
Keywords: Water security, energy security, Central Asia
Contract number: ACA/2019/406-688
 
Program Development Objective
The Central Asia Water and Energy Program[1] aims to help six Central Asian countries strengthen the enabling environment to promote water and energy security at the regional level and in beneficiary countries.
Main target groups
Governments, national and regional institutions of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan[2].
Key challenges that the program helps to address:
  • Fragmented regional cooperation
  • Weak capacity of regional and national institutions with poor financial performance
  • Water and energy use inefficiency
  • Vulnerability to climate change
  • Lack of reliable and accurate data and analysis for informed decision-making, planning and management
Expected outcomes by December 31, 2020
  • Improved policy frameworks that promote achievement of water and energy security adopted at national level
  • Promotion of a regional framework supporting water and/or energy security informed by CAWEP
  • Strengthened capacity in regional and national institutions responsible for water and/or energy resources management in beneficiary countries
  • Leveraged/informed US$2.5 billion[3] of investments contributing to water and energy security at regional level and in beneficiary countries, including regional power trade.
 

[1] Established in 2009 as the Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program.
[2] The EU funding preference is to finance activities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
[3] Since inception, CAWEP has been able to leverage US$1.7 billion in investments, implemented in several Cntral Asian countries.  
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