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Strategic partnership with Central Asia has high importance for Germany. In June 2007, the new partnership strategy between the European Union and Central Asia was initiated by the Government of Germany. A wide range of projects in the field of education, sustainable economic development, legal and juridical reforms, environmental and economic change is aimed to support the development of Central Asia through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Currently, there are two major regional programs in the Aral Sea Basin which are implemented by GIZ GmbH: “Transboundary water resources management in Central Asia" and "Enhancing Economic and Environmental Welfare in the Aral Sea Region» (EEWA).


The Programme “Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia” is being implemented by 
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – German International Cooperation (GIZ) under commission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany. This programme represents one of the mechanisms of the “Berlin Water Process” – the Initiative which was put forward in April 2008; within the framework of the Program the Government of Germany is providing assistance to the Central Asian countries in water management and transboundary cooperation.


The Enhancing Economic and Environmental Welfare in the Aral Sea Region (EEWA) programme, launched in 2009, aims to support efforts in the delta regions of the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers geared towards developing opportunities amid dwindling resources. This Regional Program was developed by GIZ GmbH. In 2010, the Program has become a partner for the EC IFAS on the Third Aral Sea Basin Program. The EEWA Program is performing in collaboration with the Initiative of the Central Asian countries for Land Management (CACILM) and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).

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