Promoting regional water sector dialogue and cooperation in Central Asia through knowledge networking, partnerships and education

International Conference

March 3 – 4, 2021, Zoom online

The annual international conference “Promoting regional water sector dialogue and cooperation in Central Asia through knowledge networking, partnerships and education”, March 3 and 4, 2021, on the Zoom platform, from 12 am to 16 pm Almaty time.

The objective of the conference is to convene on a virtual platform a broad group of water sector stakeholders including academia, seasoned and young water professionals, international development partners, regional institutions from Central Asian countries and beyond in order to:

  • share the results of recent CA KN activities,

  • hear from international partners and CA regional representatives about their initiatives in water sector capacity building and in promoting national and regional dialogue on most acute water sector development issues,

  • bring in international and regional practice and experience in teaching water engineering disciplines with the focus on linking education, research and practice,

  • discuss innovative learning modalities, including online and blended education programs.

Target audience: Representatives of Central Asian universities, research institutions, academia, think-tanks, water sector practitioners, young professionals, international development partners

Activity partners: The conference will be organized in cooperation with national and regional universities, international development partners, including EU, USAID, SDC, UNESCO and others.

Conference languages: Russian and English with simultaneous interpretation

Activity structure and presentaions:

The first day is devoted to presenting and discussing coordination and cooperation among various regional networking initiatives which promote regional capacity strengthening in water sector and people-to-people dialogue.

Session 1

Session 2

The second day is devoted to a discussion about viable approaches to linking education, research and practice in high school curricula, international partnerships between universities, youth research opportunities based on the existing best international and regional CA practices, as well as new learning modalities, including online learning and joint education programs.

Session 1

Session 2