Stantec awarded project by European Commission to improve Sustainable Energy Connectivity across Central Asia
11/25/2021 LA HULPE, BELGIUM
11/25/2021 LA HULPE, BELGIUM
Stantec’s International Development team in Belgium has secured a contract under the European Union’s Development Cooperation Instrument for work to promote a more sustainable energy mix in the Central Asia region. As part of the EU Sustainable Energy Connectivity in Central Asia (SECCA) project, the team will focus efforts on improving sustainable energy connectivity in the beneficiary countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. The work represents a notable step towards improved energy security, a main pillar of the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) strategy.
In its role, the Stantec team will work to strengthen public capacity (institutional, human, regulatory, and financial), raise awareness, improve data and modelling, facilitate the identification of bankable projects, and boost regional cooperation. Stantec’s scope of work will include mapping of current legislation, regulations, and policy documents related to energy efficiency and renewable energy; developing an updated Project Work plan and logistical framework; creating a communications and visibility plan; and leading stakeholder engagement and management. All work will be done in alignment with EU best practices.
“We look forward to this opportunity to apply both our content knowledge and understanding of the Central Asian region to improve the connectivity of sustainable energy across communities in Central Asia through the SECCA project,” said Stantec Senior Energy Expert Eliott Joseph. “We have gained experience through several projects in the region, including the EU-Central Asia Environment, Climate Change and Water Cooperation (WECOOP) project, and these new opportunities allow us to leverage our expertise to ensure a positive impact in these communities.”
“With communications and visibility continuing to be a point of emphasis across our operation, we look forward to this opportunity to provide our services to increase knowledge of and promote growth in sustainable and secure energy investments,” added Virginie Louis, Communications & Visibility Director at Stantec. “We will put close attention to sharing best practices on gender-responsive and rights-based approaches in the energy sector, with our demographic of focus being on universities, schools and households, considering that their everyday actions will play a part towards building the more climate resilient future this project seeks to address,” added Virginie Louis, Communications & Visibility Director at Stantec.
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