RETA 7548 Improving the Implementation of Environmental Safeguards in Central and West Asia IDCA: Environmental Safeguards Training Consultant and Third Party Auditor, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Title of task:

RETA 7548 Improving the Implementation of Environmental Safeguards in Central and West Asia IDCA: Environmental Safeguards Training Consultant and Third Party Auditor, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Country: Uzbekistan Turkmenistan

Location within country: All provinces

Name of client:

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Implementation period(month/year):

June 20, 2013 - March 31, 2014

Name of senior professional staff of your firm involved and functions performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader):

Azim Nazarov – Team Leader Madina Khalmirzaeva – International Environmental Specialist Azamat Halbaev – Project Coordinator

Project description:

Work undertaken by ADB’s Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) highlighted a number of deficiencies preventing effective implementation of environmental safeguards. Foremost among the challenges is insufficient capacity in executing agencies to prepare, implement, and monitor the implementation of EMPs. The lack of effective implementation means that there is a credible risk that projects are not in compliance with the SPS. RETA 7548 aims to strengthen the capacity of the executing and implementing agencies in the region to improve environmental management and monitoring.