Dr Erkin Kasymov, the Tajik
Ambassador to the
Professor Pat Wouters, Director of the Centre, and
other key staff before embarking on a tour demonstrating the work being carried
and consul will hold detailed discussions with Professor Wouters
and her colleagues about how the Centre's expertise
former Soviet republic is heavily dependent on its water resources for power
generation. The country is located in the
If these plans
come to fruition, the electricity will also be exported to its neighbors
Professor Wouters welcomed the ambassadorial visit, and said: "The Tajik visit builds upon the strong foundations established by the UNESC0 Centre over a number of years working with governments and organizations in central Asia.
"Previously, this included a visit from the Tajik Water Minister, who signed a memorandum of understanding concerning cooperation in postgraduate teaching and education.
Centre is looking to recruit students from the country for the Water Law Water
Leaders (WLWL) summer professional education programme,
including via a possible link up with a UNESCO water centre based in
"Longer-term, we are keen to see WLWL teaching delivered at basin level in central Asia, including Tajikistan; this region being one of the Centre's top four geographical target regions strategically."