The Fourth Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC-2021) will be held on July 26-27, 2021, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The conference will be conducted as a mix of in-person and virtual meetings.
The objective of the conference is to strengthen the regional dialogue, information and knowledge exchange in order to support climate-resilient evidence-based decision-making systems, as well as to explore the possibilities to ensure the synergy in climate projects implementation between international finance organizations and the development agencies in Central Asia.
A series of our publications will be dedicated to the speakers and moderators of the upcoming event. And, today, we would like to introduce you to Guy Bonvin, a Swiss Special Envoy for Water in Central Asia. He will be a speaker at the thematic session dedicated to climate financing.
Guy Bonvin has been appointed as Swiss Special Envoy for Water in Central Asia as of March 1st, 2019.
Guy Bonvin was previously head of the Infrastructure Financing Division of the Economic Cooperation and Development of the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs Department for the past seven years. In this position, he held operational and strategic responsibilities in the areas of urban water and sanitation, renewable energy and energy efficiency, sustainable urban development and mobility.
Dr. Bonvin holds a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, which he obtained in 1992. He draws on more than two decades of professional experience in the sustainable development and management of water and energy resources. This includes four years in the hydropower industry. His tasks included operational management of the international business, as well as infrastructure financing, strategy and policy-making.
With his experience in the industrial, diplomatic, and humanitarian fields, Dr. Bonvin has built a broad vision of the water-energy-food nexus, of its stakeholders, of economic and strategic challenges on the path of sustainable economic development and stability. His assignments included operations in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, Caucasus, Central Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Stay tuned for further updates to know about other interesting speakers of the CACCC-2021.