The CAREC Institute Director Syed Shakeel Shah was invited to participate in a roundtable on the role of trade, investment, and development agencies (TIDAs) in kickstarting post-COVID recovery organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on 5 July 2021. The meeting attempted to identify priority areas and actions for TIDAs to accelerate recovery, discuss how public-private cooperation can advance these areas and actions, and determine how the Forum can support the process.
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The CAREC Institute Director Syed Shakeel Shah was invited to present at a panel session on financial inclusion organized by the CAREC Secretariat during Astana Finance Days on 1 July 2021.
On 24-25 June 2021, the CAREC Institute Deputy Director One Dr. Liang Ziqian was invited by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the SCO to discuss post-pandemic reality and cooperation opportunities between SCO and CAREC.
On 24 June 2021, the CAREC Institute Deputy Director Two Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev was invited to present at a webinar titled “Multilateral Development Banks as Key Partners in Promoting Regional Cooperation and Integration” hosted by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).
The CAREC Institute and the International Finance Forum (IFF) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 30 May 2021 in Beijing to cooperate for fostering green growth and sustainable infrastructure in Central Asia.
On 22 April 2021, our Chief Economist Hans Holzhacker gave a lecture on “China Going Global and Eurasia’s Changing Economic Landscape” at the University of Virginia (UVA) with a focus on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
The CAREC Institute management, represented by Director Shah, Deputy Director One Liang, and Deputy Director Two Abdullaev held a meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan represented by the First Deputy Minister Dr. Farkhad Arziev.
On 21 April 2021, our Chief Economist Hans Holzhacker participated as a panelist in a virtual policy dialogue for North and Central Asia organized by UNESCAP.
the CAREC Institute Deputy Director One Dr. Liang Ziqian participated in Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2021 in Hainan
The CAREC Institute Deputy Director Two Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev participated in a webinar organized in the framework of the program titled “Water as a driver of sustainable recovery: economic, institutional and strategic aspects of water resources management in Central Asia,” supported by the Blue Peace of Central Asia initiative of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the Stockholm International Water Institute, with attendance of experts from sector ministries of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; EU, GIZ, and academia.
In an interview with China Daily, our Chief Economist Dr. Hans Holzhacker mentions that CAREC members could benefit from finding the right niche for the Chinese market to increase exports to the world's second largest economy.
On 16 February 2021, the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies (ISRS) under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute jointly held a roundtable on interconnectivity and cooperation opportunities between Central and South Asia.
The CAREC Institute, represented by Director Syed Shakeel Shah, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), represented by AIIB Vice President Konstantin Limitovskiy, met on 25 January 2020 in a virtual mode to discuss post-COVID-19 recovery in CAREC.
The CAREC Institute has been granted the United Nations (UN) observer status at the 45th plenary meeting of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly on 15 December 2020.
On 10 December 2020, our Chief Economist Dr. Hans Holzhacker was invited to present at a webinar titled “Post COVID-19: The Changing Structure of National Economies in Eurasia and Caucasus - Building Back Better” organized by Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC).
On 9 December 2020, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) held a roundtable titled Innovative Cities and Greater Bay Area Green Development.
On 4 December 2020, the CAREC Institute Chief Economist Dr. Hans Holzhacker participated in a conference organized by the Turan University Almaty where topics of localization of innovative potentials, education as a tool for global change, formation of a new educational platforms for young specialists, myths and realities of forming learning ecosystems, design of contracts for educational programs, and the future of the labor market were discussed.
On 2 December 2020, the CAREC Institute, represented by Director Syed Shakeel Shah, participated in the first CAREC Development Partners’ Forum organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to discuss engagement of development partners in CAREC and coordination of regional development efforts.
On 1 December 2020, Deputy Director One of the CAREC Institute Mr. Liang Ziqian participated in an opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Green Development Institute (BRIGDI) and launch of Green Development Guidebook for BRI projects in Beijing.
The Government of Pakistani has achieved significant improvements at a key border crossing with Afghanistan by mitigating bottlenecks and congestion, following the recommendations in a policy brief published by the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, an intergovernmental organization that promotes economic cooperation in Central and West Asia.