The Donor Coordination Conference for the Third Aral Sea Basin Program- 3 (ASBP-3) took place in Almaty on December 9th.
After discussions of the proposed ASBP-3 a Donors’ Statement was unanimously adopted expressing the full support of the Program and the readiness of donors to work together with IFAS and the Governments of IFAS member states in its implementation.
Representatives of World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Eurasian Development Bank, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, European Parliament, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), International Office for Water (IOWater), Council of the European Union, European Commission, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kazakhstan, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia, ESCAP Subregional Office for North and Central Asia, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), The Embassy of Slovak Republic, Deutsches Generalkonsulat Almaty, General Consulate of France in Almaty, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (ICWC), Basin water organizations Amudarya and Syrdarya (BWOs), Scientific and Information Center of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (SIC ICWC), Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development (ICSD), Scientific and Information Center of the Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development (SIC ICSD), The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC), EC IFAS, EC IFAS branches, Regional Centre of Hydrology of EC IFAS.
At the Donor Coordination Conference the formal support to the proposed ASBP-3 was obtained, in particular:
1. Appreciation of the work implemented by EC IFAS in the development of ASBP-3;
2. Approval of the objectives and priorities of the ASBP-3
3. Support to the final draft of the ASBP-3 and its major clusters and project proposals;
4. Сommitment to implementation of the on-going and planned donor projects within the ASBP-3 framework and receiving pledges of financial support to the projects included in the ASBP-3.
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