7th Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development
19-27 September 2016
Almaty, Kazakhstan, July 12, 2016 – the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) in cooperation with UNEP, the Government of Norway, OSCE Programme Office in Astana, USAID and European Union is to hold the Seventh Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development (CALP) in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 19-27 of September 2016.
It is already the seventh year that the CA Leadership Programme is being implemented, and aimed to ensure comprehensive assessment of sustainable development issues within the context of global challenges as well as the needs and priorities of Central Asia.
The main objective of the 7th Central Asian Leadership Programme – to demonstrate the benefits and advantages of cooperation at the regional level, and develop capacity of the leaders of Central Asia and Afghanistan in the field of regional cooperation.
The slogan of the 7th Central Asian Leadership Programme is "Together - we are stronger!"
The principle goals of the 7th Central Asian Leadership Programme:
· promote comprehensive thinking and an ability to make decisions and creation of business relationships among the participants and graduates - representatives of governments, the private sector and civil society;
· motivate the integration of environmental protection and sustainable development issues for effective decision-making;
· create and develop a cooperation network between the new leaders of Central Asia.
In 2016, the 7th Central Asian Leadership Programme will be held from 19 to 27 September 2016 as two parallel modules/Leadership programs for two different target groups:
MODULE I - from 19 to 27 September 2016 - for the young leaders of Central Asia and Afghanistan, representing the state, non-governmental, academic and business sector (on a competitive basis), with support from the USAID ”Smart Waters” project and the Government of Norway;
MODULE II - from 22 to 27 September 2016 - for high-level decision-makers and parliamentarians of the CA (by nominations from the public authorities), with the support of the EU CAWECOOP project. Thus, the length of the first module is 7 days and the second module - 5 days.
In 2016, a special attention will be paid to the issues of regional cooperation on water issues, the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Central Asia, the rational use of water resources, green development, climate change and sustainable energy.
Information about the start of the contest will be available to all partners in the Central Asian region and Afghanistan since July 15, 2016, exactly two months before the start of the training.
Contact persons:Gulmira Issabaeva, Aigerim Doskeeva, Tatiana Shakirova, CAREC, phone: +7 727 265 4334; 2654327; 2654342 (int. 122, 198, 120), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com