Partnership Profiles

Counterpart exchange and agency cooperation is at the heart of AECEN.  In piloting new approaches and building capacity, practitioners share experience, information and best practices.  One key objective of AECEN is to facilitate member-to-member cooperation. Twinning activities include technical assistance in the development and implementation of improved policies and practices, on-the-job training, peer review, and information sharing.  Twinning partners establish cooperative programs on a bilateral basis that define roles and responsibilities, expected outcomes, and resources, including partner cost-share.

Following are some twinning arrangements facilitated under AECEN:

Title Partners Start Date
Japan Assists Sri Lanka and Lao PDR in EIA Implementation Japanese Association of Environment Assessment (JEAS)
Japan
Central Environmental Authority (CEA)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

Sri Lanka
Lao PDR
12/2013
Thailand Develops Community Participation Framework for Tha Chin River Basin Waikato Regional Council (WRC), Ministry for the Environment (MfE)
New Zealand
Regional Environment Office 5 (REO 5), Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment (MONRE)
Thailand
01/2011
Vietnam Develops New Technical Guideline on Contaminated Soil Monitoring Minstry of Environment (KMOE)
Korea
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE)
Vietnam
01/2011
Strengthening Self-monitoring and Self-reporting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
Australia
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
Vietnam
02/2010
Nepal Strengthens EIA Practices to Speed Sustainable Hydropower Department of Environment (DOE)
Malaysia
Ministry of Environment (MOE)
Nepal
01/2010
China Builds Capacity in Energy Efficiency through Linkage with Japan Ministry of Environment Japan (MOEJ)
Japan
Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), Chinese Society of Environmental Scientists (CSES)
China
10/2009