10th Anniversary Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development

September 16-25, 2019

Almaty, Kazakhstan

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ALMATY. On April 1, 2019 CAREC launches on-line registration for the 10th Anniversary Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development (CALP), which will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 16 to 22 September 2019.

This year, CALP will be organized in conjunction with the “Regional training course on water diplomacy with a special focus on gender-sensitive negotiation and mediation skills” promoted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), from 23 to 25 September 2019. The collection of applications for both events will continue until June 10, 2019. The programme is organized in cooperation with UN Environment Programme, European Union, OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, OSCE Programme Office in Astana, USAID, World Bank and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

 

The 10th Anniversary CALP and the OSCE training course will mainly focus on environmental innovations and water diplomacy with emphasis on gender-sensitive negotiation and mediation skills, and designed for advanced mid-level male and female water professionals from Central Asia and Afghanistan, representing the state, non-governmental, academic and business sectors. The lectures will provide latest innovative solutions to environmental challenges on national, regional and global levels.

 

The main objective of the 10th Anniversary CALP is to promote connectivity of Central Asian youth. The CALP provides a neutral regional youth’ dialogue platform for discussing water diplomacy, climate change, energy efficiency, and gender equality in the context of sustainable development. Among the CALP participants are representatives of the state, academic and private sectors, as well as civil society. Separately, it is worth noting that the CALP graduates are actively involved into activities in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development. This contributes to strengthening the role and voice of young professionals in regional cooperation.

The main objective of the OSCE Training Course is to increase capacity of leaders and water professionals in Central Asia in gender-sensitive water governance. It will mainly focus on water diplomacy methods and tools, international water law, the role of multi-level water governance in peacebuilding, mainstreaming gender into benefit-sharing and regional integration approaches. The OSCE Training Course, as part of the OSCE project “Women, Water Management and Conflict Prevention – Phase II”, is intended to be conducted distinctly from CALP, therefore it will include additional selection criteria for the participants.

We welcome advanced professionals from Central Asia and Afghanistan from 28 to 45 years old, working in state, non-governmental, academic and green business sectors. The mandatory condition is a gender balance: 50% of the participants are women.

 

Participation is free of charge; selection is based on open competition, and for civil servants’ – via official nominations.  The Programme organizers will cover air travel, accommodation, meals and transfer in Almaty for participants living outside Almaty.

 

Slogan of the 10th CALP: “Advanced mid-level male and female professionals of Central Asia and Afghanistan – for regional cooperation and promotion of green innovations”

 

Thematic areas:

  • Promote the Leadership;
  • Highlight a Youth’s role in innovations in the field of environment and sustainable development in Central Asia;
  • Promote water diplomacy with emphasis on gender-sensitive negotiation and mediation skills;
  • Share success stories by the CALP alumni;
  • Demonstrate the role of youth and women as an opportunity to strengthen regional cooperation in Central Asia;
  • Produce the policymakers and researchers of tomorrow;
  • Present a Youth’s role in cooperation with business in addressing environmental and development challenges.

 

Principles:

  1. “Think globally, act locally, manage 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 – a series of greetings and key presentations by international experts will be done remotely via Skype or video presentations,
  5. Openness – partners from international organizations and programs and the 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 water diplomacy with emphasis on gender-sensitive negotiation and mediation skills in cooperation with the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Austria and training on IWRM in Kazakh-German University (DKU).

 

All information about the programme and online registration will be available on the platform http://calp.carececo.org/   from April 1 until June 10, 2019.

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