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SWITCH-Asia Launch Event in Central Asia

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SWITCH-Asia Launch Event in Central Asia
This report summarises the presentations and discussions that took place at the EU SWITCH-Asia Launch Event in Central Asia, co-organized by the SWITCH-Asia SCP Facility, the European Commission, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), and concerned European Union Delegations.

The objectives of this launch event were to:

  • Introduce the SWITCH-Asia programme in Central Asia, discuss challenges and opportunities related to SCP;

  • Define the SWITCH-Asia Work Plan for Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan for thenext three years.

The structure of this report is guided by the agenda of the launch event. The one-day event that took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, was divided into eight sessions, each with their own theme relevant to Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in Central Asia. Each chapter is built around a session and summarises the main points made by each speaker.