No country can fight climate change alone. The countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program should take coordinated action to combat the increasing impacts of climate change and find sustainable solutions.
Mr. Kenzhekhan Abuov is a Senior Project Officer working on a special assignment in the Regional Cooperation and Integration Unit of the Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) of the Asian Development Bank. He is responsible for Climate Change Vision and cross-sectoral assessments, as well as for the energy and tourism sectors in CWRD. Mr. Abuov led the work on promoting the Energy Transition Mechanism in Kazakhstan. He was also part of the team that prepared legal and structural reforms in the Heating sector reforms in Kazakhstan. Mr. Abuov led technical assistance projects in water efficiency, productivity and irrigation and agriculture development. He has more than six years of experience working in ADB and seven years of experience in regional cooperation being part of the CAREC Secretariat. He participated in the establishment of the first economic corridor development project in Central Asia. Prior to joining ADB, he took management positions in the ministries of economy and budget planning, labor and tourism development of Kazakhstan and was responsible for policy and strategy development and international cooperation. He holds a Master of Public Policy from KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Republic of Korea, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kazakhstan University.