Executive Committee of the International Fund
for saving the Aral Sea

Central Asia Forum – Water for Regional Cooperation

The Central Asia Forum – Water for Regional Cooperation will be held on 6 June 2022 in the hotel Hyatt Regency Dushanbe within the framework of the Second International High-Level Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, which will be held on the 6-9 June 2022 in Dushanbe.

The Forum is organized by the Executive Committee of IFAS together with the Central Asia Water-Energy Program (CAWEP) of the World Bank to provide a platform for Central Asian stakeholders to participate in a wider discussion of issues related to water resources, revitalization of actions and partnerships in the field of water resources on a regional level.

The Forum will also provide an opportunity to demonstrate and support regional cooperation and coordination efforts in the field of water resources, as well as interact directly with national government representatives and key stakeholders, including relevant NGOs, academia, private sector organizations and young professionals to discuss the main topics of the Conference, structured by the areas of “Water for health”, ” Water for Livelihoods and Inclusive Economic Growth” and “Water for the environment and climate resilience”, in accordance with the general structure of the Conference.

The Forum will be attended by representatives of the governments of the Central Asian countries, the Executive Committee of IFAS and its structural divisions, the World Bank, youth representatives, international development partners, and other interested parties, as well as the founder of the “Run Blue” international marathon.

Within the framework of the Forum following questions will be discussed:

1.       How could the governments of Central Asia best strengthen their joint efforts on regional water cooperation across the identified thematic areas? How are the national efforts across the identified thematic areas contribute to the regional agenda?

2.       How could development partners more effectively support regional water cooperation and how could they better coordinate their support?

3.       How could NGOs, academia, and youth, engage more effectively in regional water dialogue and cooperation efforts?