November 7, 2023

Regional forum

«Central Asia on the way to the 28th Conference of the Parties to the

UNFCCC: 5 countries – 1 region – 1 vote»

Partners

Министерство экологии и природных ресурсов Республики Казахстан
GIZ
CARECO
USAID
UNDP

November 7, 2023

Regional forum «Central Asia on the way to the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC: 5 countries – 1 region – 1 vote» Program

Presidential Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Alikhan Bokeikhan Street, 1a, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan

Agenda

  • 14:00

    Registration

  • 14:30 - 14:50

    Welcome speeches:

    – Erlan Nyssanbayev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

    – Michaela Friberg-Storey, UN Resident Coordinator for Kazakhstan;

    – Zafar Makhmudov, Executive Director, CAREC

  • 14:50

    Session 1. Climate agenda in Central Asia Introductory presentation:

    “Regional strategy for adaptation to climate change in Central Asia”, Torsten Brezina, Regional Program Coordinator, GIZ;

    Keynote speeches:

    – Mansur Oshurbayev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan

    – Asel Raimkulova, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of the Kyrgyz Republic

    – Mavlodod Abdulqodir Mavlododahodur, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan

    Berdiyev Berdi, Head of the Department for Coordination of International Environmental Cooperation and Projects of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Turkmenistan.

    – Park Suna, Advisor to the Minister of Ecology, Environment and Climate Change of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

  • 16:00

    Coffee break

  • 16:30

    Session 2. The role of international partners in the sustainable development of the region

    Introductory presentation:

    UNFCCC COP28 – opportunities for Central Asian countries, Alexey Kokorin, Consultant CAREC

    Discussion participants:

    – Katarzyna Wawiernia, UNDP Resident Representative in Kazakhstan;

    – Maciej Madaliński, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan;

    – Luis Rivera, USAID Regional Mission Director for Central Asia;

    – Zsuzsanna Hargitai, Managing Director for Central Asia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;

    – Urvashi Narain, Program leader for Central Asia, Sustainable Development, World Bank

    – Malte Maass, Department of Climate Change, Asian Development Bank.

  • 17:50

    End of the forum

Speakers

Erlan Nyssanbayev

Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan Erlan Nyssanbayev began his professional career in 1983 as a master in Uyghur forestry in the Almaty region. He...
Erlan Nyssanbayev

Michaela Friberg-Storey

UN Resident Coordinator for Kazakhstan Michaela Friberg-Storey is the UN Resident Coordinator for Kazakhstan since November 2020. Prior to it, she has worked on strategic leadership of humanitarian operations and...
Michaela Friberg-Storey

Zafar Makhmudov

Zafar Makhmudov has been serving as the Executive Director of CAREC since May 2019. Mr. Makhmudov’s primary area of expertise lies in integrating measures for climate change adaptation and the...
Zafar Makhmudov

Torsten Brezina

Regional Program Coordinator, GIZ Starting from 2017, Mr. Torsten is a Cluster Coordinator Regional Programmes in Central Asia. Prior to being appointed to this position, he worked as the Program...
Torsten Brezina

Mansur Oshurbaev

Vice-Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Mansur Oshurbaev began his professional career in 2010, working as a leading specialist at the Ministry of Environmental Protection...
Mansur Oshurbaev

Mavlodod Abdulqodir Mavlodod

Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
Mavlodod Abdulqodir Mavlodod

Berdiyev Berdi

Head of the Department for Coordination of International Environmental Cooperation and Projects of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Turkmenistan
Berdiyev Berdi

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