Over 100 participants from development partner organizations, think tanks, business sector, and universities from CAREC member countries attended the forum. Participants exchanged knowledge and research on contemporary development challenges facing the CAREC region.
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The intensive workshop, comprising of interactive lectures and group discussions, aimed to examine the role of renewable energy in promoting energy security in Central Asia.
The workshop aimed to promote Horticulture Value Chain in developing Asian countries consistent with the strategic themes of “Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth,” and “Support for Middle-Income Countries.”
The workshop, co-organized by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and CAREC Institute, follows two important milestones affecting global and regional trade—the entry into force of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in February 2017 and the endorsement of a new long-term strategy CAREC 2030 in October 2017.
Representatives from think tanks and research organizations from across the 10 CAREC member countries discussed future prospects for cooperation and developing a regional knowledge sharing network.
The workshop identified medium- and long-term prospects for the CAREC Institute in relation to its work plan and program, and strengthened strategic partnership and cooperation.
Experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Trade Organization, recruited through a technical assistance promoting SPS measures in CAREC, conducted the workshop.
In conjunction with the launching of CAREC Institute’s physical base, the CAREC Institute and ADB Institute jointly organized a training workshop on Economic Corridors and Global Value Chains.
Representatives from nine CAREC member countries discussed the appointment of CAREC Institute (CI) director and deputy director 1, establishment of the recruitment and selection committee and the budget and audit committee, and adoption of the rules of procedure of the CI Governing Council.
The CAREC Institute, the transport division of the Asian Development Bank’s Central and West Asia Department, and the Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China discussed the concept and best practices of performance-based road maintenance.
National focal points of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan attended the consultation meeting to discuss and revise drafts of the CAREC Institute assessment; and the CAREC Institute work plan for 2013-2014, and indicative work plan for 2015-2017.
National focal points of Azerbaijan, the PRC, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan attended the consultation meeting to discuss and revise drafts of the CAREC Institute assessment and the CAREC Institute work plan for 2013-2014, and indicative work plan for 2015-2017.
Senior government officials from 10 CAREC member countries were introduced to five key areas critical to fostering successful regional economic cooperation: leadership, public sector management, strategic thinking and planning, public sector finance, and negotiation and persuasion.
The workshop discussed the 15 research proposals submitted by 11 participating institutes from CAREC countries.
Senior government officials of the eight CAREC countries were trained in five key areas: leadership, public sector management, strategic thinking and planning, public sector finance, and negotiation and persuasion.
The CAREC Institute Small Research Grants Program aims to encourage research by local researchers and institutes that will advance regional economic cooperation in the priority areas of transport, energy, and trade; and will support interaction among researchers and development of research networks in CAREC participating countries.
The CAREC Institute Research Program 2009-2011 will explore fundamental questions in five areas critical to supporting and deepening regional economic cooperation among CAREC countries.