Session 6: Infrastructure and logistics under Climate Change


Sustainable infrastructure and logistics are priority areas of regional cooperation under the Central Asia Regional Cooperation (CAREC) Program that aims at promoting region cooperation in sustainable development in Central Asian region. Also, most of the countries of Central Asia are investing heavily in roads, railways, bridges, and other major regional connectivity infrastructures to lay sustainable foundations for cross border trade and logistical services. Central Asian countries need enhanced and effective regional cooperation given their region remains among the least integrated parts of the world. Obviously, regional integration requires investments in regional connectivity and logistics infrastructures. Acknowledging the increasing impacts of climate change, in particular, the higher rates of temperature rise in the Central Asian region, all future investments must be climate change-adjusted – allocating more funds to address climate change aspects of the projects. This proposed session will analyze investments in infrastructure and logistics under the increasing challenges of climate change in the CA region. The session includes presentations based on recent CAREC Institute research projects on sustainable water infrastructure financing, CAREC Corridor performance monitoring and measurement and other relevant issues. 

Central Asian countries attract investment in transport infrastructure to rebuild the Silk Road paths and enjoy economic benefits from the participation in international trade. DKU will try to present and discuss how this transport corridor affected the economic potential of linking cities and regions starting from the quality of transport infrastructure and leading to their export potential to follow sustainable development goals. 

Chair:

Mr. Eisa Khan Ayoob Ayoobi,

Capacity Building Division of the CAREC Institute, China

Co-chair:

Yelena Yerzakovich,

Kazakh-German University, Kazakhstan

Session partners:


Main speakers


Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev

Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute

Dr. Nella Hendriyetty

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Dr. Umid Abidhadjaev

Center for Economic Research and Reforms, Uzbekistan

Dr. Aisuly Taisarinova

Researcher, Kazakh-German University, Kazakhstan

Prof. Zhandos Kegenbekov

Prof. Zhandos Kegenbekov, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology, Kazakh-German University, Kazakhstan

Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev holds MSc and PhD degrees from Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agriculture Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME), Uzbekistan. Part of his PhD work Dr. Abdullaev conducted at Iowa State University (ISU), USA. Dr. Abdullaev have intensive training and education programmes in Israel (1996-1997), USA (1999) and the Netherlands, (2000), Switzerland (2002). Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev has over 25 years of experience in water management, water institutions, environmental activities in Afghanistan and five Central Asian countries. Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev joined Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute as Deputy Director in June 2019. From 2013-2019 Dr. Abdullaev worked as an Executive Director of Regional Environmental Center (CAREC) for Central Asia. Prior joining of CAREC in 2009-2013, Dr. Abdullaev worked as Regional advisor for Germany’s Berlin Initiative- Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia (Programme) at the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). Dr. Abdullaev very well linked with research, scientific societies of the region and worldwide. He is member of International Water Resources Association (IWRA), member of editorial boards of few internationally peer reviewed journals. Dr. Abdullaev author of 3 monographic books, over 30 peer reviewed articles, policy papers and presented more than 150 conference papers.

Prior to joining ADBI, Mrs. Hendriyetty served as deputy director for the G20 forum at the Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia from 2016 to 2019. She also was Senior Compliance Officer in the Indonesia Financial Intelligence Unit (INTRAC/PPATK) from 2005-2010 and Head of the Sub-Division of Accounting Compliance for Securities Institutions in the Indonesian Capital Market Supervisory Agency (now the Financial Service Authority/OJK) from 2004 to 2005. She holds a PhD in economics from Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, and a MSc in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States.

Umid Abidhadjaev holds a Ph.D in Economics from Keio University and serves as Deputy Director at Center for Economic Research and Reforms.

Cargo Engineer, MA in logistics. PhD Researcher, Certified Trainer FIATA, CILT. 15 years of pedagogical activity.

Prof. Zhandos Kegenbekov, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology at the Kazakh-German University. Research area/research area of interest are Transport, Logistics

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