Registration for the 14th Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development “Glacial Horizons and Climate Sensitive mountains disaster risk management in Central Asia”

on June 24 to 21th July, 2024, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)open_in_new


ALMATY.  On 24 June, 2024 CAREC launches the on-line registration for the 14th Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development (CALP), which plans to be held from June 24 to 21th July 2024.

The collection of applications will continue until July 21, 2021. The programme is organized in cooperation with the Swiss Initiative Blue Peace Central Asia, the OSCE Programme Office in Astana, OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, GIZ.

The 14TH CALP will be mainly focused on glacial horizons and climate sensitive mountains disaster risk management, promotion of connectivity of Central Asian youth by providing a neutral regional youth dialogue platform for discussing water cooperation, water diplomacy, gender equality, climate change, energy efficiency, gender, the NEXUS approach and other development issues between governments, academia, civil society, as well as strengthening and highlighting their role and voice in the regional cooperation.

The overarching goal of the 14th CALP is to empower and inspire young professionals from in Central Asia to become influential leaders in the field of environmental change. By providing them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and networks, CALP aims to cultivate a new generation of change-makers to address climate change challenges, disaster risk management, and foster regional collaboration for a resilient and environmentally conscious future in Central Asia.

We welcome advanced young professionals from civil society organizations, governmental and academic sectors of five Central Asian countries. 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. Glacial Horizons and Climate Sensitive mountains disaster risk management.
  2. Glacial Dynamics in Central Asia.
  3. Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change Impacts on Glaciers: Tools and Solutions.
  4. Management of water resources, water governance and sustainable path.
  5. Water diplomacy and Transboundary cooperation.
  6. Gender Mainstreaming in Water Governance in Central Asia.
  7. Role and capabilities of youth in strengthening regional cooperation in Central Asia.


  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. 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.

All information about the programme and online registration will be available on the platform  from June 24th, until July 21, 2024. Online registration will be closed on July 21, 2024.

For the participation in the 14th CALP, we invite entry-level and mid-level young professionals, between the ages of 20 to 35 , from Central Asian countries, representing governmental, non-governmental, academic and business sectors.

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