Workshop on Kazakhstan’s urban water supply and sanitation investment needs held in Astana
Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Investment and Development, ADB and EBRD organized a joint workshop in Astana to discuss infrastructure investment needs and financing modalities for the water supply and sanitation sector. Over 130 representatives of government agencies, private sector, international financial institutions and regional administrations gathered for the workshop.
ADB discusses opportunities for cooperation with Governor of Kostanay region
On 22-23 February, Country Director Giovanni Capannelli visited Kostanay region and made a presentation on opportunities for cooperation with ADB at the round table chaired by Kostanay region Governor Arkhimed Mukhambetov. He also met with local entrepreneurs and visited the largest automobile manufacturing company in Kazakhstan "SaryarkaAvtoProm".
ADB participates in Almaty Investors' Council and Invest Forum
Country Director Giovanni Capannelli made a presentation at the Almaty Investors' Council Meeting chaired by Almaty’s Mayor Mr. Bauyrzhan Baibek. He also spoke at the Plenary Session of the 4th Almaty Invest Forum, where he discussed ADB’s contribution to the economic development of Kazakhstan highlighting the progress made under the Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor Initiative.
Kazakhstan celebrates ADB's 50th anniversary
Kazakhstan Resident Mission with counterparts celebrated ADB's 50th anniversary in Astana highlighting the Bank’s contribution to fighting poverty in Asia and the Pacific and the progress made by Kazakhstan during 25 years since the country’s independence. Country Director Giovanni Capannelli awarded certificates of appreciation to key counterparts. ADB’s corporate video “Asia Takes Flight” was shown as a testimony of the region’s dramatic transformation.
Knowledge-based governance for water security discussed in Almaty
ADB's Principal Water Resources Specialist Yasmin Siddiqi presented the key issues underlying water security in Central Asia at the Third Kazakhstan Water Forum. The Forum serves as a policy advice platform for a continuous dialogue between government, education, science and industry.
Presentations on Islamic Financing held in Almaty and Astana
On 22 and 24 November, Ashraf Mohammed, Assistant General Counsel and Practice Leader-Islamic Finance and Asghar Ali Syed, Senior Counsel of Office of the General Counsel, gave presentations on “Islamic Finance: Principles and ADB’s Role in Promoting its Development” at Narkhoz University in Almaty, for the students of a joint MBA program with the National Bank of Kazakhstan, and at Nazarbayev University in Astana.
ADB visits Kazakhstan's Kyzylorda region, speaks at VIII Baikonur Invest Forum
Country Director Giovanni Capannelli visited the Kyzylorda region to meet with government officials and participate in the VIII Baikonur Invest Forum. The Country Diector met with Kyzylorda Governor Krymbek Kusherbayev to discuss possible ADB operations in urban development, water management systems, and agriculture. The Governor expressed interest in receiving ADB support under Kazakhstan's new CPS for 2017-2021 as a pilot region.
ADB discusses support to SMEs at the V CICA Business Forum
Country Director Giovanni Capannelli participated in the “Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia” Fifth Business Forum in Astana. In his remarks, Mr. Capannelli highlighted the importance of SMEs development for improving Kazakhstan's competitiveness and promoting economic diversification. He also explained ADB's readiness to continue its support to SMEs under the 2017-2021 Country Partnership Strategy with a focus on promoting women entrepreneurs in rural areas.
ADB speaks about career opportunities at Nazarbayev University
Country Director Giovanni Capannelli participated in a career week at Nazarbayev University's Graduate School of Business. He briefed the students about ADB's mission, the way it operates, and its employment opportunities, including the Young Professionals Program and Internship Program.
ADB shares experience in governance and public management at Nazarbayev University
ADB Technical Advisor Gambhir Bhatta made a presentation on ADB’s work on governance and public sector management at the Graduate School of Public Policy of Nazarbayev University (GSPP) in Astana. GSPP and ADB also discussed collaboration on knowledge work.