Deputy Director One of the CAREC Institute Dr. Liang Ziqian attended a seminar titled “Overcoming Difficulties to Pursue Common Development and Working Together to Create a Shared Future — Chinese Enterprise Participation in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)” on 15 December 2021 in Shanghai.
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From 6 to 9 December 2021, Cambridge University Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) COMPASS Central Asia Forum held a conference on connectivity in the Eurasian region in partnership with the CAREC Institute.
On 16 September 2021, Dr. Liang Ziqian, Deputy Director One of the CAREC Institute, was invited to participate in an opening ceremony of the 18th Western China International Fair (WCIF) and the 10th Western China International Cooperation Forum.
On 13 August 2021, the CAREC Institute Deputy Director Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev attended the climate security seminar organized by Adelphi think tank (Berlin) for Germany’s International Diplomatic Academy. Dr. Abdullaev presented the current trends in climate change in Central Asia, and talked about growing water scarcity, and increasing need for investment in the water sector, also shared findings from the Institute’s recent publications on these topics.
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.
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 13th ministerial meeting of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) announced that the CAREC Institute would be headquartered in Urumqi, China.