Tbilisi, Georgia — In a milestone event, the inaugural CAREC Award for Advancing Gender Equality recognized eleven organizations and individuals from ten member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program in an Awards ceremony held in Tbilisi, Georgia on 29 November 2023 on the sidelines of the 22nd CAREC Ministerial Conference. The […]
The CAREC Regional Gender Expert Group (RGEG) Annual Meeting was held on 28-29 November in Tbilisi, Georgia, at the sidelines of the 22nd CAREC Ministerial Conference, with participation of gender experts from ten CAREC countries and representatives from development partners. RGEG members reviewed progress in implementing the CAREC Gender Strategy 2030 and discussed CAREC gender initiatives and concrete […]
National Focal Points (NFPs) of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program met virtually on 18 October to discuss the deliverables for and structure of the 22nd CAREC Ministerial Conference on 30 November in Tbilisi, Georgia. The NFPs reviewed the proposed CAREC Climate Change Vision and the Concept for the proposed Climate and Sustainability […]
On 11-12 September 2023, the Asian Development Bank co-organized the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Conference on Electronic Phytosanitary Certificates in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with the Agency of Plant Protection and Quarantine (APPQ) of Uzbekistan, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Trade Central Asia (TCA) activity and German Development Cooperation (GIZ). Over 70 participants from […]
Lyaziza Sabyrova, Regional Head for Regional Cooperation Unit, discusses prospects for reinvigorated regional cooperation among CAREC member countries at the sidelines of the CAREC Senior Officials Meeting that took place in 13-14 June 2023 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Delegates from CAREC countries attended the 2nd Disaster Risk Engagement Workshop held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 18-19 July, and deliberated and agreed on a roadmap for the development of a disaster risk transfer facility for the CAREC region. Participants also discussed a proposal for an ADB-sponsored Disaster Relief Bond as well as regional infectious disease […]
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CAREC Operational Clusters
The Virtual Regional Workshop on the Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) Program – Enhancement and Sustainability is intended to provide the participants from CAREC Member Countries with the opportunity to benefit from a more dynamic AEO program by developing and applying advanced compliance management systems in the implementation of the AEO program. The workshop brings together […]
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