The Expert Platform serves as a community of independent experts that conduct interdisciplinary research on water security and sustainable development in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and adjacent regions.
Its mission is to contribute to achieving water security and sustainable development by strengthening evidence-based policy-making on future development and investments at the level of countries, transboundary basins and regions.
To achieve this mission, the platform will:
The expert platform will open the opportunities:
For strategic planning
Better environment for open dialogue with experts from all countries in the region, deeper understanding of water issues as part of development strategies, wider perspectives for planning and forecasting
For scientific and technological policies
Contributes to coordination of research efforts and better conditions for dissemination of advanced knowledge and sharing of experience
For water policies
Fills the gap in integrated approaches and expert assessments and engages new spheres of knowledge in integrated transboundary water management
Favorable conditions for partnerships between the governmental sector and research institutions, extended demand and queries for research, wider opportunities for financial support for implementation of national priority projects
For regional cooperation
Provides a space for expert consultations on a wide range of national and regional issues
For international partners
Access to local expertise