OSCE Trains Young Tajik Professionals on Project Proposal Writing With Regard to Water Governance and Management


The OSCE Programme Office (Office) in Dushanbe conducted a three-day workshop on project proposal writing with regard to water governance and management from 19 to 21 July in Safeddara. The Office organized the event in co-operation with Tajikistan’s National Commission on Irrigation and Drainage.

Fifteen young water professionals participated in the workshop and strengthened their skills and knowledge in writing project proposals by focusing on developing concepts, goals, methodologies, budgets as well as assessing impact and risks. The workshop involved both theoretical lectures and group works.

“The Office continues to support the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in the development of water sector through implementation of various projects,” said Rati Japaridze, Officer-in-Charge of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe. “We promote the involvement of youth in water management projects by taking into account the impact of climate change and organizing training courses for future leaders in the water sector.”

Bahrom Gaforzoda, the Secretary of Tajikistan’s National Commission for Irrigation and Drainage, stated: “Young generation is the future of water sector, and Tajikistan needs qualified young professionals who are able to introduce new ideas and innovative approaches to the water management. Involvement of young professionals will allow to attract more international investment to modernize existing water management structures by taking into account adaptation to climate change.”

The event is conducted in line with previously implemented activities by the Office in the area of water security, and it supports the participation of youth in decision-making processes. The workshop is organized to help promote sustainable management of water resources in national and transboundary contexts.

Source: OSCE