Registration for the Online 12th Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development Sustainable Consumption and Production and Circular economy policies and tools as drivers to green recovery and building forward better”

September 20-24, 2021.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

On-line event covering Central Asia and Afghanistan

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ALMATY. On May 15, 2021 CAREC launches the on-line registration for the 12th Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development (CALP), which plans to be held online from 20 to 24 September 2021.

The collection of applications will continue until August 8, 2021. The programme is organized in cooperation with UN Environment Programme, OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan, the EU Switch Asia programme, World Bank and OSCE Secretariat.

The 12TH CALP will be mainly focused on sustainable consumption and production, circular/ green economy, management of water and energy resources and their significant impact on food supply and security, ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation, transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and circular economy as well as the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the development of Central Asia countries and Afghanistan.

The overarching goal of the 12th CALP is to provide and enhance necessary knowledge and capacity to young leaders from government bodies and other stakeholders in order to facilitate and enable their switching to Sustainable Consumption and Production/circular economy in Central Asia and Afghanistan.

We welcome advanced young professionals from civil society organizations, governmental and academic sectors of five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan. All participants must have working experience in at least 3 of the following fields: environmental protection, sustainable consumption and production, green economy, circular economy, water management, climate change and sustainable development.

Participation is free of charge; selection is based on open competition, and for civil servants’ – via official nominations.

Thematic areas:

  1. Sustainable consumption and production (SCP)

  • Resource efficiency (materials, water, energy)

  • Textile and garment

  • Housing and building

  • Agri-food/value chain approach

  • Sustainable tourism

  • Waste/ plastics Management including prevention, re-using, recycling

  • Sustainable Public Procurement/eco-labelling

  • Consumers change behavior awareness raising and promoting sustainable behaviors:

    • Consumers change behavior and awareness raising campaigns

    • Sustainable/healthier lifestyle

    • value chain towards consumers to make sustainable choices

    • Marketing of environmentally friendly products

  1. Management of water and energy resources and the significant impact on food supply and security, ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation

  2. Collective Leadership and multi-stakeholder partnerships, with a focus on SDG 17

  3. Role and capabilities of youth in strengthening regional cooperation in Central Asia and Afghanistan.


  1. “Think globally, act locally, cooperate regionally!”

  2. Transparency – an online system for registration, all countries are represented in the selection committee; the list of selected candidates is published publicly.

  3. Environmentally friendly – a web application instead of printing the agenda, all souvenirs are made from environmentally friendly materials.

  4. Online learning – the activities, greetings and key presentations by international experts will be done remotely via Skype or video presentations,

  5. Openness – partners from international organizations and programs, financial institutions, civil society organizations and private sector will be given the opportunity to moderate CALP thematic sessions.

  6. Back-to-back events – the unification of capacity-building events – back-to-back training on IWRM in Kazakh-German University (DKU).

All information about the programme and online registration will be available on the platform from May 15, until August 8, 2021. Online registration will be closed on August 9, 2021.

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