On 9 October 2020, the CAREC Institute participated in a round table on the topic of global trends in logistics and digital technologies amid COVID-19 pandemic organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, with support from KazAtiSo Academy, the “Partnership for Transport and Logistics of the Central,” “Logistics Project Center,” and the private sector.
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On 3 October 2020, our Chief Economist Dr. Holzhacker participated in Central Asia Nobel Fest online session titled INPOLICY TALKS: THE PANDEMIC AND A WAY FORWARD FOR CENTRAL ASIA AND CAUCASUS, chaired by Johannes Linn, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution and former Vice President at the World Bank, with participation of Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Advisor at EBRD and former Prime Minister of Georgia (2015-2018); and Lyaziza Sabyrova, Principal Regional Economist at ADB.
On 23 September 2020, Deputy Director Two of the CAREC Institute Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev was invited to make a presentation on Digital CAREC at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2020 which focused on accelerating digital investment and trade.
Deputy Director One of the CAREC Institute Mr. Liang Ziqian was invited to make a presentation at the World Rural Revitalization Conference in Shanxi, the PRC, on 22 September 2020.
On 18 September 2020, the CAREC Institute Chief Economist Dr. Holzhacker participated in the innovation summit organized by Pakistan Institute of Research Promotion, supported by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Pakistan Science Foundation, University of Management and Technology of Pakistan, and other partners.
On 24 August 2020, the CAREC Institute, represented by Director Syed Shakeel Shah, and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), represented by Dr. Durre Nayab, Head of Research PIDE, acting on behalf of Dr. Nadeem-ul-Haq, Vice Chancellor PIDE, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Islamabad.
On 17 June 2020, the CAREC Institute delegation led by Deputy Director One Mr. Liang Ziqian held a consultation meeting with the Research Center of Ecology and Environment of Central Asia (RECEECA) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Urumqi, the PRC.
On 16 June 2020, CAREC national focal points (NFPs) held a virtual meeting to discuss the economic impact of and response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. Progress of trade, transport, energy, tourism, and economic corridor development under CAREC was reviewed. Necessary adjustments to the CAREC calendar of events were discussed.
The seminar aims to conclude with an outcome document that outlined key discussions, recommendations, and follow up actions.
The CAREC Institute and the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 27 May 2020 in Urumqi, Xinjiang, the PRC.
Challenges and Prospects Facing CAREC at the launch of the Boao Forum for Asia 2020 flagship report and symposium on Asian development prospects and challenges under the Covid-19 pandemic
The CAREC Institute Director Mr. Syed Shakeel Shah was invited to participate and present at the Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s webinar titled New Approaches to Measuring and Assessing Regional Cooperation and Integration held on 16-17 April 2020.
On 9 April 2020, the CAREC Institute Capacity Building Division representatives met with the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to discuss areas of cooperation.
The CAREC Institute’s staff and the CAREC Think Tanks Network Research Grants Program finalist - ISET Policy Institute - participated in the ADB-Asian Think Tank Development Forum during 22-23 October 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar.
The CAREC Institute Deputy Director Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev held a series of meetings in Uzbekistan to establish new modes of cooperation with national partners and follow up joint research.
The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute has organized the fourth CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum (CTTDF) in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI) and International Economics and Finance Institute (IEFE) of the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on 27-28 August 2019 with a theme of “Trading for Shared Prosperity” in one of the ancient cities and starting points of the Silk Road, Xian, Shaanxi Province, the PRC.
The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute held a reception in Beijing in conjunction with the Belt and Road Development Forum on 21 June 2019.
The CAREC Institute representatives attended the 18th CAREC Transport Sector Coordinating Committee (CTSCC) meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on April 25-26, 2019.