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Flash Report: SWITCH-Asia Grant Projects Launch in Central Asia

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Flash Report: SWITCH-Asia Grant Projects Launch in Central Asia
Grant Projects Launch in Central Asia

Through its grants scheme the SWITCH-Asia programme on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) funds pilot projects helping companies to adopt cleaner technologies and more sustainable industrial practices as well as helping consumers to act more responsibly in their daily choices and lifestyles. Since 2007, this EU programme has funded more than 100 projects across a wide range of sectors (energy efficiency in industrial plants and houses, agri-food and fishing sectors, textiles and leather, tourism, logistics and freight) implemented by over 400 Asian and European partners, about 100 private sector associates, indirectly benefitting up to 70.000 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

On 3rd and 4th March 2020,the SWITCH-Asia Grant Projects Launch in Central Asia organised by the SWITCH-Asia SCP Facility in close coordination with the European Commission's Directorate-General for International cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) and the EU Delegations in Central Asia, took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, at Wyndham Tashkent Hotel. 

The event brought together 60 participants, including representatives from implementing organisations of the seven newly awarded grant-funded projects in the region, the concerned EU Delegations in Central Asia, SWITCH-Asia National Focal Points within ministries of the five countries, and media professionals working on issues related to SCP and the environment.