A Memorandum of Understanding between the GIZ in Uzbekistan and the Academy for Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was signed today by Mr. Torsten Brezina and Dr.Mannon Aliev in the frame of EU funded programme “Sustainable management of water resources in rural areas in Uzbekistan” Component 1 – National policy framework for water governance and integrated water resources management, which commenced in January 2016.
Supporting water governance, this programme is part of the EU bilateral MIP 2014-2020 for Uzbekistan and promotes best European practice based on the EU Water Framework Directive.
The programme brings together GIZ’s worldwide experience in supporting integrated water resources management and the expertise of its partner organisations, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the Council for Research and Economics in Agriculture (CREA) and the Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt). This programme component will cooperate closely with the UNDP led second component on technical capacity building for water practitioners at grass-roots level. A National Working Group consisting of all national stakeholders active in the water sector will guarantee that recommendations, policy packages, capacity building and other measures are tailor-made for the country’s needs and will contribute to an improved water governance based on European / international standards. The programme also foresees the creation of synergies with other donor activities in Uzbekistan.