Young leaders start counting down

Publication date: 06 September 2017

Young leaders start counting down

Speeches of the best graduates, practitioners, presentations of international speakers, analysis of successful projects in the field of regional cooperation on environmental issues and building a sustainable partnership are all about CALP – the Central Asian Leadership Program, which is held next week in the premises of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia.

Young specialists engaged in various environmental issues from five countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan will participate at the training program in Almaty. To date, this is the only regular program on environmental protection and sustainable development in the region for governments, the private sector and NGOs. 

This year, the Eighth CAPL is held from September 11 to September 19 and focuses on understanding "links between water resources and energy ecosystems" and regional cooperation in promoting the "green" economy in Central Asia on the occasion of the "EXPO-2017 - Energy of the Future" exhibition. 


At the opening day, within the framework of the session "The Role of Young Leaders in Regional Cooperation and Sustainable Development of Central Asia", six CALP alumni from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan will share their success stories and experience in the Leadership Program, and also offer their ideas for supporting, developing and contributing the CAPL alumni network to strengthening regional cooperation in Central Asia.

"Prior to participating at CALP, I worked as a PR manager for a non-governmental organization. Right after the end of the program, I became a PR specialist at the State Agency for Investment and Export Promotion Under the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic. It was at CALP where I realized that it is possible and necessary to act more efficiently in state organizations," says Aziza Murzasheva, one of the CALP-2014 alumni, who will also come to Almaty this year.

The program includes plenary sessions, group discussions, interactive exercises, as well as visits to an ecological settlement near Almaty - Almaraj, where master classes on environmentally friendly ways of construction and lifestyle in harmony with nature will be held. You can find out more about speakers and trainers in the program here


In 2017, CAREC conducts the Eighth CALP in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Program with the support of the Government of Norway, the Office of the OSCE Programs in Astana, the European Union, the USAID Smart Water projects, and the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for the Aral Sea basin of the World Bank.



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