The Third Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC 2020) will be held online on October 19-23, 2020. The objective of the conference is to strengthen a regional dialogue on climate change and sustainable development through the information and knowledge exchange in Central Asia. You can get more detailed information on the CACCC-2020 here
A series of our publications will be dedicated to the speakers of the upcoming event. And, today, we would like to introduce you to Zafar Makhmudov, Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC). His presentations will take place at the opening and closing of the CACCC-2020, October 19 and 23.
CAREC implements the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB) funded by the World Bank. The Third Central Asia Climate Change Conference is conducted by this programme. The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia has the observer status to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The organization also assists to the Central Asian governments, regional and international stakeholders in addressing environmental and sustainability challenges across Central Asian region and Afghanistan.
Mr. Zafar Makhmudov is the Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).
His main areas of professional expertise and activities are related to the mainstreaming climate change adaptation and mitigation into national development plans and strategies.
Prior to joining CAREC, Mr. Makhmudov served as the Head of the Project Implementation Unit at the Committee for Environment Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, where he coordinated projects on natural resource management at all levels of their implementation:
· project development;
· execution and monitoring, carried out in close cooperation with a number of international
development partners, donor community and multilateral development banks by providing access to climate and environmental funds supported by the National Coordinator.
The portfolio of implemented projects included the PPCR project in Tajikistan “Environmental Land Management and Improving Livelihoods in Rural Areas” and the “Program for Adaptation to Climate Change and Mitigation of Its Consequences in the Aral Sea Basin”.
Mr. Zafar Makhmudov also served as the Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Committee on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement of 2030. As a member of the Board of the Climate Investment Funds and Co-chair of the Pilot Program Committee for Climate Resilience, he has advanced experience in managing and preparing:
· National Adaptation Plans;
· a National Adaptation Strategy for Climate Change;
· National Environmental Plan.
He also has extensive experience in conducting negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and other climate related funds.
Stay tuned for further updates to know about other interesting speakers of the CACCC-2020