Sixth Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development

14.07.2015

Sixth Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment

for Sustainable Development

14-22 September 2015
CAREC Almaty

Almaty, Kazakhstan, July 14, 2014 – the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC) in cooperation with UNEP, the Government of Norway and OSCE Centre in Astana is to hold the Sixth Central Asian Leadership Programme (CALP) in Almaty Kazakhstan on September 14-22, 2015.

The Programme is aimed for young and promising representatives of the government, private sector and civil society of Central Asia and Afghanistan.

It is already the sixth year that the CA Leadership Programme is being implemented and it is aimed to ensure comprehensive assessment of issues of sustainable development within the context of global challenges and also needs and priorities of Central Asia.

The Programme is based on interactive training activities and on three dimensions: human, environmental and sustainable development. The concepts of mind, body and soul are included into the context and rational aspects of leadership skills within the framework of human dimension.

Today, graduates of the previous five Central Asian Leadership Programmes actively participate in environmental activities and CAREC projects in the areas of environment and development in all the countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan.

Participants will have the opportunity to get new knowledge in the field of environmental management, transboundary cooperation in the field of water and water-related issues, sustainable development, aimed at uniting the government, private sector and civil society in Central Asia and Afghanistan, and to develop new knowledge, skills and competencies for sustainable development of the young leaders of the Central Asian region.

In 2015 a special attention will be paid to the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Central Asia, green development, water management, access to drinking water, gender balance, energy efficiency and sustainable energy.

Principle goals of the Sixth CA 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 2015, in the Sixth Asian Leadership Programme will bring together 30 selected by contest leaders from government, the private sector and civil society from five countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan.

Information about the start of the contest will be available to all partners in the Central Asian region since July 14, 2015, exactly two months before the start of the training.

Notes for the editor:

·       The First Central Asian Leadership Programme was held in Astana in September 2010 in the English language in parallel with the 6th Conference of Ministers of Environmental Protection and Development of Asian-Pacific Region (APR) and was designed for young leaders and potential professionals from the government, private sector and civil society of Central Asian countries. A three-day programme was hosted by the Nazarbayev University in partnership with Asian Institute of Technology – AIT, UNEP, RRC.AP and CAREC.

·       The Second Central Asian Leadership Programme was held on September 14-17, 2011 in CAREC Head Office in Almaty in cooperation and with support of UNEP, AIT, OSCE Centre in Astana and CAPSD on the eve of the 7th Ministerial Conference «Environment for Europe».

·       The Third Central Asian Leadership Programme was held on September 17-28, 2012 in CAREC in Almaty city in cooperation and with support of UNEP and the Government of Norway and was dedicated to the issue of sustainable development with the focus on water, water resources of Central Asia.

·       The Fourth Central Asian Leadership Programme was held on 16-24 September 2013 in CAREC in Almaty in cooperation and with support of UNEP, the Government of Norway and the OSCE Centre in Astana, and was dedicated to sustainable development, water, water resources and green development in Central Asia and Afghanistan.

·       The Fifth Central Asian Leadership Programme was held on 16-24 September 2014 in CAREC in Almaty in cooperation and with the support of UNEP, Government of Norway and OSCE Centre in Astana. Special attention was given to the issues of climate change, rational water use, access to drinking water, green development, sustainable energy and transboundary cooperation widely in Central Asia and Afghanistan.

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