The project is implemented by Housing Initiatives for Eastern Europe (IWO e.V.) and works with BIOs in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
PROMHOUSE aims to boost the development of the private sector and the economic diversification in Central Asia by empowering and strengthening private companies in the sector of housing management in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
In order to reach the goals, the project is designed with the following specific objectives in mind:
- enhance the capacities of MSMEs and BIOs to represent their interests and encouraging them to take an active role in housing policy decision-making processes
- improve professionalism as well as organisational and institutional capacities of BIOs to provide training and skill development activities for MSMEs (e.g. on housing management, financial management, energy efficiency (EE) in buildings et al.)
- initiate vocational education and training (VET) for housing managers at Central Asian VET institutions
- increase professional capacities of entrepreneurs and job seekers, in order to stimulate job creation and MSMEs development
- support innovation through testing and disseminating new building and maintenance technologies, materials, and the involvement in local networks and clusters
- strengthen links and networks between European and Central Asian BIOs and local authorities.
Latest News and Events
The conference took place on 30 November in Nur-Sultan, with the support and active participation of the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan, ATAMEKEN, the Public Fund for Parliamentary Development and the Association of Real Estate Developers of Kazakhstan. It supported the regional exchange of experiences between state, local authorities, civil society and businesses and their dialogue on necessary and best practices that ensure access to liveable, decent, healthy and financially affordable housing. Participants developed a series of recommendations on improving housing management, social housing, access to land for housing and the need for energy-efficiently refurbishing the housing stock. These recommendations will be sent to the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan, KazCentre of Housing and Communal Services, Nur-Sultan Municipality and the Parliament of Kazakhstan.
|Johannes Stenbæk Madsen, Head of Cooperation at the European Union (EU) Delegation to Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan and Talgat Temirchanov, Vice-Chairman, National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the RK – Atameken Photo: © Аtameken|
Round table with local, regional and national stakeholders on the development of professional standards and training programmes for property managers and caretakers (Hausmeister)
The association of organizations of professionally managing and serving housing funds and the Ministry of Housing and Communal Services of Uzbekistan (MZhKO) held a round table on December 22, 2021, in Samarkand city. It was attended by members of the working groups from MZhKO, the Ministry of Labour and Employment of Uzbekistan, Ministry of Higher Education of Uzbekistan, the Tashkent Institute of Architecture and Construction and the State Unitary Enterprise “Kommunalukuv”, representatives of vocational colleges, as well as the heads of professional management companies from 9 regions of Uzbekistan. The round table discussed the status of work on the development of professional standards, the formation of a roadmap, the development and approval of professional standards, requirements for qualifications, the development of training programmes, and the introduction of a new profession into the national classifier.
Workshop on “Work Planning and Financial Management in Housing Management Companies”, 23-24 December 2021, Samarkand. Photo: © P.B.H.K.T. Uyushmasi
The project is implemented by an international consortium of partners from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Germany. German partner beside the Berlin-based Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO e.V.) assigned with the project management, is the European educational centre for the housing and real estate industry (EBZ) in Bochum. Partners in the region are the Association of the organizations of professionally managing and serving housing funds from Tashkent and the SHANYRAK Association of management entities, services and energy service in housing sector from Nur-Sultan. Associated partner is the UNDP’s representation in Kazakhstan.
Publications, articles and trainings
This publication presents an example of a Housing Association from Germany advocating for change in the Housing Relations Act. Three reviews for the article – by housing specialists from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Belarus (in Russian) can be found here.
Find here the analysis of professional management of housing stock capacity in Kazakhstan (Russian / English).
Trainings. Have a look at the different phases of the TOT “Taining for Trainers” programme for housing managers (in Russian).
Good to know
All project events will be covered on the website of the Uzbek Association of the organizations of professionally managing and serving housing funds: https://uyushma.uz/project. The project‘s website is in Russian and English.
Overview of the project activities for 2021 – see Newsletter №3 (here). Newsletters are published twice a year in both English and Russian.
Contact person: Larissa Schreckenbach, Initiative Wohnungswirtschaft Osteuropa (IWO), email@example.com