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."
On August 23, 2017, Astana hosted a round table discussion on “EXPO-
2017 – Energy for Sustainable Development” organized by Kazakhstan
Office of Konrad Adenauer Foundation Representative.
The event was attended by Director General of the Association of
Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan Arman Kashkinbekov, Chairperson of
the Coalition for Green Economy and G-Global Development Saltanat
Rahimbekova, Director of Kazakhstan Office of Konrad Adenauer
Foundation Thomas Helm, Irina Ketch of Goethe-Institut, and Baltabay
Syzdykov of the KazISS.
The discussion touched upon the current state and prospects of
renewable energy in Kazakhstan, the development of the concept of green
economy, and the Green Bridge Partnership Program. The participants
also dealt with the experience of the German Federal Government of
energy efficiency and climate protection. The “Urban Corners” project and
its mobile application, which shows energy-saving cites of the city and
contributes into raising of ecological awareness of the young, was also
considered in the course of the event.
The event was conducted as a part of the work on the report
prepared by Konrad Adenauer Foundation within the framework of the
"Information Campaign and Dialogue Platform on Renewable Energy in
Kazakhstan” project implemented jointly with the Institute of Hanover.
The annual "Eurasian Week" organized by the Eurasian Economic Union
and the Eurasian Economic Commission was held on August 24-26, 2017
in Astana within the framework of Expo-2017.
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Chairman of the
EEC Board Tigran Sargsyan, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Igor
Shuvalov, Minister of Economic Integration and Reforms of Armenia Vache
Gabrielyan, President of International Road Transport Union Christian
Labrot and Microsoft CEO for Central and Eastern Europe Philippe Rogge
participated in the forum.
The event was also attended by entrepreneurs, representatives of
business associations, development institutions, government agencies and
research centers. The KazISS expert Anna Alshanskaya took part in the
session on "Competitiveness in a Changing World: New Models,
Technologies, and Forms of Management".
The topic for discussion at the forum was export and investment
potential, free movement of goods, services, capital, and labor, as well as
the unification of information flows within the EEU. The participants also
stressed that the barriers and restrictions on the EEU common market
should be removed and discussed global challenges for further
development of Eurasian integration.