The BPCA initiative is built along three pillars :

Без названия (3).png   a diplomatic and policy pillar, supporting riparian states in their dialogue to jointly and systemically manage the shared large river basins.

  • The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC), based in Almaty KZ, serves as Secretariat to the BPCA Dialogue Platform. It supports the political process by facilitating meetings of the decision-makers and practitioners in the water and water-related sectors of the region, in the form of thematic consultations, technical working groups, exchange visits and capacity building activities, to establish the cooperative mode for the regional interactions.
  • The Central Asia Water and Energy Program (CAWEP, formerly known as CAEWDP) is a regional knowledge and technical assistance partnership administered by the World Bank and funded by the European Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Structured along three pillars: (1) energy security; (2) energy-water linkages; and (3) water security, the programme pursues three components since its inception in 2009: (a) data and diagnostic analyses; (b) institutions, capacity and dialogue; and (c) supporting investments.

  an operational pillar, to enhance the trust between riparian states by supporting evidence-based dialogues and providing knowledge resource to implement concrete solutions.     

    • The flagship project CICADA continues its successful contribution to an improved information basis for the region (glacier monitoring providing i.a. data for water runoff and disaster modeling).

     a youth pillar, geared towards strengthening the youth of Central Asia as agents of change, and preparing the next generation of water professionals in a river basin perspective.

    • The Central Asian Youth for Water (CAY4W) network is one of the backbones of this strategy, a regional network connecting youth (students, young specialists, activists, and enthusiasts) in order to engage in and with Central Asia water management issues, raising the voice and providing opportunities for the development of innovative solutions.
    • The Geneva Water Hub (GWH) is a water research and policy institute based in Geneva, CH. Among its mandates, it aims to provide teaching material for students and professionals, to help understand better and improve water governance globally, among which: a 2-weeks Summer School on Water Governance, and the development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

Reference : BPCA Factsheet

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