Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies

under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Address of the President to the people of Kazakhstan

Third Modernization of Kazakhstan

"Only those nations who manage to set the future goals and proceed resolutely facing the challenges,

instead of sitting on the hedge and waiting, are the winners."

Future of Energy Security



On July 11, 2017, Nazarbayev University in Astana hosted an international seminar on future of energy security; traditional and renewable energy sources after the Paris Agreement. The event was organized by the European Center for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King’s College London, Conrad Adenauer Foundation Regional Project for Energy Security and Climate Change in Asia-Pacific (RECAP) and the Atlantic Council of the United States (ACUS).

The seminar agenda was focused on the three following dimensions of energy security with special attention to the situation in Kazakhstan and Central Asia: future of global energy management and the potential role of Central Asia and Europe; prospects for a global energy transition and the implications for the resource-oriented economies in Central Asia; conflicts over resources and cross-border cooperation.

         The seminar was attended by the KazISS Deputy Director Sanat Kushkumbayev, who outlined Kazakhstan’s vision of energy cooperation in Central Asia. In addition, he touched upon the issues of the transboundary watercourses and the ways to improve the cooperation in water and energy management in the region.

         The panel discussion was also attended by the Head of Konrad Adenauer's RECAP Dr. Peter Hefele, Director of the EUCERS Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Renewable Energy Association Arman Kashkinbekov, Chairman of the TÜV SÜD AG Dr. Andreas Ziolek, (Germany), consultant on energy Rustam Makhmudov (Uzbekistan), professor of Delhi School of Economics Dr. Shreekant Gupta, expert of the International Energy Agency Matheus Wittgenstein, (France) and others.