On the 8th of July in Nassoji Khujand/Textile City the CLIMADAPT project team comprising team leader Christophe Cordonnier, deputy team leader Farukh Kasimov, marketing co-ordinator Lola Mukhtorova, PFI relationship manager Shuhrat Komilov met with 20 representatives from pilot textile and clothing companies. They introduced the key benefits and aspects of the CLIMADAPT Credit Line and discussed the possibilities of joint co-operation.
Participants were advised on how to obtain concessional loans under CLIMADAPT, co-operation with Auchan, collaboration with European companies based on factoring and reverse factoring principles.
The event opened with welcoming remarks by International Trade Center’s National Program Manager Ardasher Ibragimov who referred to the experience of Christophe with the International Trade Center project, a study on Access to Finance for T&C industry in Tajikistan.
The Deputy Team leader Farukh Kasimov made a brief presentation on CLIMADAPT and Mr. Christophe Cordonnier explained how the needs of the textile and clothing companies can be addressed through the implementation of CLIMADAPT.
Representatives of IMON international and Eskhata Bank were present to address questions related to the financial component.
The question and answer session was very beneficial for the textile and clothing representatives as their need to meet Auchan for further co-operation was raised and the CLIMADAPT team promised to facilitate this.
On 21st and 28th July 2017 the Climadapt Team organized its next Technology Workshops on innovative climate resilience technologies dedicated to the Equipment Modernization, which can generate significant reduction of energy consumption and electricity bills, improve efficiency and quality of products. Approximately 50 representatives of SMEs, NGOs and Partner Financial Institutions (PFIs) from both Sogd and Khatlon regions participated in the workshops.