Thursday, 3 Dec 2015

Scientists from the US and Central Asia shared their experiences in the field of renewable energy

In Almaty, on the basis of the Faculty of International Relations of Kazakh National University (KazNU) named after Al-Farabi is held an international scientific-practical conference “Exchange of renewable energy technologies in the field of food security as a factor of sustainable development”. Conference is organized by the Faculty of International Relations KazNU named after Al-Farabi, Michigan State University and the Institute of global interaction (USA) with the support of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies and the US Embassy in the Republic of Kazakhstan. In work of conference attend experts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan and the United States.

The objectives of the conference include coverage of the latest achievements of scientists from the region in the field of renewable energy, as well as the exchange of views of experts in Central and South Asian countries on how the exchange of technology in the field of renewable energy can not only contribute to the achievement of food security, but also to promote cooperation and strengthening the overall security, and sustainable development in the region.

In the plenary session with a welcoming speech was given by the dean of Faculty of International Relations of KazNU named after. Al-Farabi Shakirov K.N.,, US Consul General in Almaty Mark Moody, director of the Center for the Study of Europe, Russia and Eurasia at the State University of Michigan Norman A. Graham, director of the Delegation of Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurgaliyev M., as well as a visiting professor at the State University of Michigan, and senior researcher at the Institute for Global cooperation Martha Brill Olcott. The conference participants also heard a plenary lecture “The potential of renewable energy in Kazakhstan,” of the dean of the Faculty of Geography and Nature Management of Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi Salnikov V.G.

During the first sessions were presented and discussed the reports of the experts of the Kazakh Research Institute of Mechanization and Electrification of Agriculture, Development Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (Kyrgyzstan), OJSC Systemavtomatika (Tajikistan), and Solar Energy Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan. In the second session, participants will hear presentations by experts from the Center for Renewable Energy Development in Central Asia at the Westminster International University in Tashkent, Kazakh Research Institute of Power Engineering named after Academician S.C. Chokina. The presentation of future opportunities in the renewable energy business in Afghanistan will speak Ibrahim Jaafari, President and CEO Afghanite Geo & Mining Engineering Services.

The third session, devoted to the problems of promoting renewable energy in Central Asia will include presentations by experts from the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University in Bishkek and VET «Tebigy Kuwwat» (Turkmenistan), as well as performance Haidari Mozhtaba, Advisor on Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Water Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, on the subject of “Priorities and strategy of the Government of Afghanistan in the field of renewable energy.”