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1st National Policy Dialogue - Circular Economy in Tajikistan - Improving Traceability of Products Along International Value Chains

06 September 2022 9:00 - 17:00
Dushanbe Tajikistan


In spring 2021, at the 69 Session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the 56 Member States of UNECE took important decisions regarding the circular economy and the sustainable use of natural resources. In relation to these decisions, the project “Accelerating the transition towards a Circular Economy and the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in the UNECE region” was launched in October 2021 to chart the way forward through in-depth discussions on the gaps, potentials, and member States’ experiences in the transition to a circular economy. 

The Republic of Tajikistan is one of the project countries. It is planned to implement two national policy dialogues to strengthen the capacities of national stakeholders, which will lead to the development of one national gap analysis and one national road map or action plan to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in the textile and footwear industry through effective traceability systems.

More information on the project is available here: Accelerating the Transition towards a Circular Economy in the UNECE region | UNECE 

National Policy Dialogue

The National Policy Dialogue will take place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 6 September 2022, on the premises of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan. It will bring together policymakers, experts, academia representatives and think tanks, NGOs and the private sector to discuss opportunities for circular economy transition and ways to improve the traceability of products along international value chains. 

Objectives of the meeting

  • Strengthen the knowledge of government officials and other participating stakeholders of the circular economy definition and its core principles. Raise awareness about the successful circular economy practices, positive economic, environmental, and social implications, as well as requirements for the circular economy transition. Address the applicability of these issues in the national context of the Republic of  Tajikistan.
  • Identify relevant stakeholders in the Republic of Tajikistan from circular economy related ministries, statistical offices, national agencies, research institutes/academia, NGOs, and the private sector.
  • Take stock of the circular economy-related legislation and regulations that are currently in place in the Republic of Tajikistan. This includes action plans, national strategies, national circular economy-related goals, specific laws or policies or other governmental documents.
  • Discuss the preliminary findings of the national gap analysis developed by the national consultant to identify policy, regulatory and institutional limitations that hold back the circular economy transition in the Republic of Tajikistan and how this process can be accelerated by putting in place effective traceability of products along international value chains. Train on how policy recommendations that are derived from the gap analysis can be implemented.


  • Agenda
  • Presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the topic link



Accelerating transition towards a circular economy in the region by UNECE

Ms. Roksolana Shelest, Economic Affairs Officer

Ms. Anastasia Pankova, international consultant

Introduction to the circular economy

Ms. Ella Jamsin, an Independent expert on the circular economy

National initiatives on circular economy in the Republic of Tajikistan

Mr. Isfandiyor Shukurov, Head of the Department of Environmental Policy, Monitoring, Hydrometeorology and

Cadastre, Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan

Implementation of a circular economy with an emphasis on the agro-industrial sector

Ms. Farzona Tilavova, Expert of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Facility - SWITCH-Asia Programme

International experience in the circular economy transition – the experience of the  European Union

Mr. Arthur ten Wolde, Coordination Group member of the EU Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform,Executive director of

International experience in the circular economy transition – the experience of Finland

Ms. Satu Lähteenoja, Senior expert on sustainable development, Demos Helsinki

Enhancing traceability of products along garment and footwear value chains for the circular transition

Ms. Claudia di Bernardino, Partner at TMSHELL Law Firm, Legal Advisor of the Monitor for Circular Fashion, Advisory Board Member Sustainable Leather Foundation

Sustainable approaches in the garment sector of Tajikistan: business perspective

Mr. Abdullo Muhammadiev, Head of T&C Department, the Union of Private Sector Development of Tajikistan

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