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4th Kazakhstan - U.S. Convention program brochure

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The 4th Kazakhstan U.S. Convention took place on December 6, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

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  2. 2. Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent congratulations on behalf of the people of Kazakhstan and on his own behalf, emphasize that this year marks the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our countries.  “I am confident that under your thoughtful leadership, the United States of America will remain the driving force and a reliable pillar of global security, stability, peace and prosperity,” the telegram says. The Head of State expressed confidence that Kazakhstan’s non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council in 2017-2018 should pave the way for an important phase of our partnership. “While we intend to make a significant contribution to the work of the Council, we are ready to jointly work with the United States on relevant issues on the agenda”, the telegram states. In conclusion, the President of Kazakhstan wished Donald Trump every success and invited him to pay a historic visit to Kazakhstan. President Nazarbayev’s Message to President-elect Trump Kazakhstan–United States Convention 2017 Program | 3 Box represents protected space Gold Sponsor Platinum SponsorOrganized By Supported By Silver Sponsors
  3. 3. It is my pleasure and honor to welcome you to the 4th Annual Kazakhstan – United States Convention. This year’s theme is Kazakhstan - U.S. Strategic Partnership; Celebrating the Quarter Century Milestone. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence. The United States was the first country to recognize the Republic of Kazakhstan. The past quarter century of determined hard work between our two countries has yielded measurable results and forged a true friendship. Together, by decommissioning more than 1400 inherited nuclear warheads, Kazakhstan and the United States have made the world a safer. The eight years of dialogue with the Obama Administration have been particularly productive. The U.S. assisted Kazakhstan’s accession to the WTO and constantly supported our initiatives, including the efforts to host the IAEA LEU Bank and to further strengthen regional security. We can proudly say that our relations have withstood the test of time and are based on mutual trust and respect. We look forward to continuing this work with President Trump’s administration. I am confident that Kazakhstan and the United States will continue deepening and expanding cooperation across the full range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. Furthermore, Kazakhstan will host in the Astana Expo 2017 next summer. The Astana Expo’s “Future Energy” theme will showcase sustainable solutions and innovative technologies to meet the worlds energy challenges. Only seven months are left before the event, and we are thrilled to welcome you to our beautiful capital city Astana in June 2017. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to you for celebrating the 25th anniversary of the independence of Kazakhstan and the Kazakhstan – U.S. relations with us today. Message from Ambassador Kairat Umarov Kazakhstan–United States Convention 2017 Program | 5 PHOTO?
  4. 4. Delegations headed by Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbayev and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal reviewed strong Kazakhstan-U.S. cooperation and challenges on international and regional affairs, security, economics, environment, human rights, and other issues of mutual interest. Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev also held separate meetings with Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs Bathsheba Crocker, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein, Special Representative to Muslim Communities Shaarik Zafar, and Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Arsalan Suleman and discussed ways to advance our agenda and opportunities for cooperation across the full range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. The two sides agreed to hold a full inter agency Strategic Partnership Dialogue in 2017 and continue high-level engagement in other fora. Joint Statement of the Fifth Kazakhstan-U.S. Strategic Partnership Dialogue Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met on September 20, in New York City, on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, initiating the Fifth meeting of the U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue. On the eve of the celebrations this year of the 25th anniversaries of the independence of Kazakhstan and the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Kazakhstan and the United States assessed that the strategic partnership between the two countries has never been stronger. The two sides pledged to build on this momentum by pursuing new areas of engagement under various bilateral and multilateral platforms. As the first ever Central Asian state to be elected to the UN Security Council, Kazakhstan looks forward to working closely with the United States to advance shared priorities. The United States welcomed Kazakhstan’s leadership in supporting security and development in Afghanistan and in advancing regional economic integration in Central Asia, including through engagement in the C5+1 format. Kazakhstan and the United States reaffirmed their shared commitment to preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Both sides pledged to deepen their cooperation in countering the threats of terrorism and violent extremism. Kazakhstan and the United States committed to combating climate change, and the United States welcomed Kazakhstan’s determination to ratify the 21st Conference of the Parties by the end of this year. The two countries stressed the importance of energy security, and the United States welcomed Astana Expo 2017, with its focus on green energy. Joint Statement Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Washington, DC September 23, 2016 Kazakhstan–United States Convention 2017 Program | 7
  5. 5. 4th Annual Kazakhstan - U.S. Convention “Kazakhstan-U.S. Strategic Partnership: Celebrating the Quarter Century Milestone” Tuesday, December 6, 2016 8:00 am – 9:00 pm 8:00 – 8:30 am Guest Registration 8:30 – 9:00 am Opening session “A Strong and Reliable Friendship of 25 Years” 10:00 – 10:30 am Coffee break 9:00 – 10:00 am Panel Session One “Shaping a Future while Remembering the Past” 10:30 – 12:00 am Panel “Cultivating Innovation &Growth through Partnership” 12:00 – 12:30 pm Coffee break 12:30 – 2:00 pm 2:30 – 4:00 pm Luncheon “The USA Pavilion at the Astana EXPO2017” Business Roundtable“Kazakhstan: A Preferred Investment Destination” 6:30 – 9:00 pm National Day Reception Kazakhstan–United States Convention 2017 Program | 9
  6. 6. 8:30 – 9:00 am Opening session “A Strong and Reliable Friendship of 25 Years” Welcoming Remark: H.E. Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States Keynote speakers: Hon. Robert B. Aderholt (R-Al), Chairman, Friends of Kazakhstan Caucus, Member of Congress Hon. Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Member of Congress Dana T. Rohrabacher (R-CA), Member of Congress Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Hon. Nisha D. Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State for South andCentral Asian Affairs Master of Ceremony: Hon. Don Bonker, former Congressman (D-WA) 9:00 – 10:00 am Panel Session One “Shaping a Future while Remembering the Past” Panelists: Hon. Elizabeth Jones, former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan (1995-1998) Hon. Richard Hoagland, former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan (2009-2011) Hon. George A. Krol, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan (2015-present) H.E. Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States Dr. Svante E. Cornell, Director of the Institute for Security and Development Policy Moderator: Joshua W. Walker, Non-Resident Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  7. 7. 10:30 – 12:00 am Panel “Cultivating Innovation & Growth through Partnership” Keynote speakers:  Azamat Abdymomunov, Deputy Secretary, Security Council of Kazakhstan Todd Levy, President, Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Exploration & Production Company, Chevron Corporation Panelists: Rakhim Oshakbayev, former Vice Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Daniel Witt, President, International Tax and Investment Center Andrey Kurilin, CEO, Citibank Kazakhstan  Michèle Small, Director, EBRD’s Representative Office for North America Shigeo Katsu, President, Nazarbayev University Professor Anthony Nobles, Chairman of Board of Directors and CEO, Heartstitch (pre-recorded video presentation) Moderator: Daniel F. Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS 12:30 – 2:00 pm Luncheon “The USA Pavilion at the Astana EXPO2017” Keynote Speakers: Hon. Bruce H. Andrews, Deputy Secretary of Commerce H.E. Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States Hon. George A. Krol, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan Moderator: Margery Kraus, Founder and Executive Chairman, APCO Worldwide
  8. 8. 2:30 – 4:00 pm Business Roundtable “Kazakhstan: A Preferred Investment Destination” Speakers:  Azamat Abdymomunov, Deputy Secretary, Security Council of Kazakhstan Baur Bektemirov, Chief Economist & Managing Director, Astana Financial Centre Authority Askhat Beisenbayev, Deputy Chairman, KazNEX Invest Rakhim Oshakbayev, former Vice Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Nurseit Baizhanov, Director of Department, Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Daniel Witt, President, International Tax and Investment Center J.P. Natkin, Partner, Macro-Advisory Andrey Kurilin, CEO, Citibank Kazakhstan Mike Roberts, Chairman, Roberts Group Moderator: Sarah Frese, USKBA Executive Director
  9. 9. “Kazakhstan has become an increasingly important partner, and friend, to the United States. I commend Kazakhstan on its regional leadership, and its efforts to work with all its neighbors and regional counterparts.” Our department and country as a whole support deepened trade and investment ties with Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan with its rich human and natural resources and strong record of macroeconomic reform has much to offer investors. As the country implements its WTO commitments, the United States government will work to ensure American companies are aware of new opportunities in Kazakhstan.” U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews 3rd Kazakhstan – U.S. Convention “Kazakhstan is a powerhouse in terms of energy and agriculture - and that’s the same for North Dakota. So there’s just tremendous opportunity in ag trade and in energy.” U.S. Senator John Hoeven 3rd Kazakhstan – U.S. Convention Kazakhstan–United States Convention 2017 Program | 17
  10. 10. “The objective is to put Kazakhstan on the map for U.S. trade and investment, and this convention is a big step in that direction.” U.S. Congressman Ed Royce 3rd Kazakhstan – U.S. Convention “Kazakhstan is playing a significant role, for a country with 16 million people, in steering this world in a right direction in this new era.” U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher 3rd Kazakhstan – U.S. Convention Kazakhstan–United States Convention 2017 Program | 19
  11. 11. Fifty-five percent of the world’s GDP is now in the emerging markets. There are a number of countries that are very attractive for emerging markets investments. One of them is Kazakhstan. It’s getting a pro-capitalist orientation... It is welcoming for foreign investors. David M.Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Carlyle Group 2nd Kazakhstan – U.S. Convention ... I have every confidence that our partnership will only grow and deepen in a future, in large measure thanks to the joint work and commitment of those in this room today. So I thank you all very much for being here and for this meeting. And I look forward to many more meetings like this with you and to have an opportunity to continue this discussion. The Honorable Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State 2nd Kazakhstan – U.S. Convention Kazakhstan–United States Convention 2017 Program | 21
  12. 12. Kazakhstan–United States Convention 2017 Program | 23 SPEAKERS Yerzhan Ashikbayev | Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbayev was appointed in 2013. Previously, he served as Deputy Head of the Prime Minister’s office, Head of Foreign Policy Center at the office of the President, and Head of the Foreign Minister’s Chancellery. Azamat Abdymomunov | Deputy Secretary of Security Council Azamat Abdymomunov holds the position of Deputy Secretary of the Security Council since 2013. Mr. Abdymomunov previously served as Kazakhstan G20 Sherpa (2013, 2016), Head of the Center for Strategic Research and Analysis of the Presidential Administration (2002-2005, 2012-2013), Vice-minister of Education and Science (2005-2007). Abdymomunov is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School (1999) and MIT Engineering Systems Division (2011). Robert B. Aderholt | U.S. Congressman (R-AL) In January 2015, Congressman Robert B. Aderholt was sworn in to serve his tenth term representing Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District. Aderholt is a member of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, which has jurisdiction over funding the operation of the federal government. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, he supports greater transparency, accountability and oversight to the appropriations process. Aderholt is also a member of the Commerce, Justice & Science Subcommittee and the Defense Subcommittee. Bruce H. Andrews | U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews was confirmed as the Deputy Secretary of Commerce on July 24, 2014. Andrews was named Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce by President Obama and Secretary Penny Pritzker on June 9, 2014. Prior to this, Andrews served as Chief of Staff to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, a post which he began in October 2011. Nurseit Baizhanov, Director | Department of Legal Services and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Science, Kazakhstan Nurseyt Baizhanov was appointed as the Director of the Department of Legal Service and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan in May 2016. He graduated from the law school of Akhmed Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University and has an extensive background and knowledge in legal practice. Nurseit Baizhanov is also a recipient of the Bolashak scholarship program, under which he earned his Master’s degree in economics and PhD in law in Tucson, Arizona. Askhat Beisenbayev | Deputy Chairman, KazNEX Invest Askhat Beisenbayev has 17 years of finance/banking experience including engagements in different industries from investment management to airlines and in locations in Kazakhstan, USA and Germany. He previously served as the CFO at Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, and the Acting CEO of BTA Bank, the country’s largest lender at the time of its restructuring.
  13. 13. Kazakhstan–United States Convention 2017 Program | 25 SPEAKERS CONTINUED Baur Bektemirov | Managing Director, Astana International Financial Centre Authority Baur Bektemirov supervises business development and strategy at the Astana International Financial Centre Authority. He previously worked at the National Bank of Kazakhstan and Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund. Svante E. Cornell | Director, Institute for Security and Development Policy Svante E. Cornell is Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. Alcee L. Hastings | U.S. Congressman (D-FL) Alcee L. Hastings represents his native state of Florida by serving as Congressman for District 20, which includes parts of Broward, Palm Beach, and Hendry Counties. Congressman Hastings was first elected in 1992 and is currently serving his 12th term in the Congress. Congressman Hastings is a Ranking Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission. Sarah Frese | USKZBA Executive Director Sarah Frese is the Executive Director of the U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association that seeks to promote the interests of the U.S. private sector in Kazakhstan and foster a positive business climate between the two countries. Ms. Frese is also a contributor to Oxford Analytica. She previously worked as the Coordinator of the Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum (now the Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit) at Atlantic Council. Nisha Biswal | U.S. State Department Nisha Desai Biswal was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs on October 21, 2013. She oversees U.S. foreign policy and relations with countries of South and Central Asia. Don Bonker | former Congressman (D-WA) Don Bonker served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1989, representing Washington’s third Congressional district. Hon. Bonker was a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and chairman of the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade. He also served on the President’s Export Council.
  14. 14. Kazakhstan–United States Convention 2017 Program | 27 SPEAKERS CONTINUED Elizabeth Jones | former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan (1995-1998) Elizabeth Jones served as the U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan from 1995 to 1998. She was also the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia from 2001 to 2005. George Krol | U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan Ambassador George A. Krol was sworn in as United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan on January 8, 2015. Previously, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan for four years. Ambassador Krol is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, holding the senior rank of Minister-Counselor and served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. Andrey Kurilin | Citigroup, Country Manager for Kazakhstan Andrey has been with Citigroup for over twenty years in various assignments in Moscow and New York. He was appointed to his current position in 2014 after serving as Chief Operating Officer for Russia. Shigeo Katsu | President, Nazarbayev University Shigeo Katsu is President of Nazarbayev University, a position he has held since December 2010. Mr. Katsu previously worked as Regional Vice President at the World Bank. He also served as Advisory Panel member of the ASEAN Plus 3 Macroeconomic Research Office and as advisor to governments, international organizations, and NGOs Margery Kraus | APCO Worldwide Founder Ms. Kraus is the founder and Executive Chairman of APCO Worldwide, a multinational consulting firm with offices in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Ms. Kraus also chairs the USA Pavilion at EXPO 2017 that will be set up in Astana, Kazakhstan. Richard Hoagland | former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan (2008-2011) Richard Hoagland was the U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan from 2008 to 2011. He had previously served as the Ambassador to Tajikistan and as the Chargé d’affaires to Turkmenistan. He was the United States Deputy Ambassador to Pakistan from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Hoagland was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs from October 2013 to August 2015.
  15. 15. Kazakhstan–United States Convention 2017 Program | 29 SPEAKERS CONTINUED J.P. Natkin | Partner, Macro-Advisory J.P. Natkin is a co-founder of Macro-Advisory Ltd. He has over 25 years of experience providing investment and strategy advice to companies active in the C.I.S. and Eurasia region. Mr. Natkin has been voted one of the best EMEA and Russia research sales professionals in the Thomson Reuters Extel survey of institutional investors, and regularly placed in the top of these polls over the past decade. Mike Roberts, Chairman, Roberts Group Mike Roberts is the Chairman & the CEO of Roberts Group, which encompasses Roberts Law Firm, P.A; Roberts International, LLC; Roberts Government Relations Strategies, LLC; and Made in USA Works! LLC. Roberts International serves as the U.S. representative for Atameken, Kazakhstan’s National Economic Chamber of Entrepreneurs. Mr. Roberts primarily works in areas of international economic and business development, law, government relations, and consulting. He also recently traveled to Kazakhstan to meet with small and medium sized businesses to assist in U.S. market entry. Daniel Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS Daniel F. Runde served in the Bush (43) Administration at USAID. He also worked at the World Bank Group (IFC). He currently holds the William A. Schreyer Chair at CSIS. In a personal capacity, he was a foreign policy adviser to Governor Romney’s 2012 campaign. Anthony Nobles, Chairman of Board of Directors and CEO, Heartstitch Professor Anthony Nobles is an inventor and biomedical engineer. He serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Clinical Specialist of HeartStitch, Inc. and Nobles Medical Technologies II, Inc. Professor Nobles developed 156 medical devices, covered by more than 70 patents worldwide. His inventions include a patented heart suture technology that has become revolutionary in cardiology. Rakhim Oshakbayev, former Vice Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Rakhim Oshakbayev is a Head of the Center of applied research “Talap”, a think tank focused on macroeconomic research and economic policy. From 2015 to March 2016, he served as a Vice-Minister for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of investment policy and international cooperation in this area. He also served as a First Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan “Atameken” from 2011 to 2015. Todd Levy | President, Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Exploration & Production Company, Chevron Corporation Todd Levy is the President of Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Exploration & Production Company at Chevron Corporation. Mr. Levy was appointed to his current position in January 2014 after leading key projects of Chevron Corporation in Kazakhstan, Angola, Australia and the United States. He has also been the General Director of Tengizchevroil, LLP since April 1, 2006.
  16. 16. Kazakhstan–United States Convention 2017 Program | 31 SPEAKERS CONTINUED Daniel Witt, President, the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) Daniel A. Witt has been working to promote free markets and helping to lower the barriers to tax, trade, and investment in transition economies for nearly 30 years. The Republic of Kazakhstan has recognized Mr. Witt for his contribution to economic development. In 1999, he was elected an Honorary Professor of Economics at the Kazakh State Academy of Management. In 2011, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev presented Mr. Witt with the Order of Dostyk (Friendship), the highest honor bestowed to a foreigner. Joshua W. Walker, Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States Dr. Joshua W. Walker is the vice president of Global Programs at APCO Worldwide and CEO of the USA Pavilion at EXPO 2017 that will take place in Astana, Kazakhstan. Dr. Walker is also a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He previously worked at the U.S. Department of State in Secretary Kerry’s Office of the Chief Economist in 2013 and served in Secretary Clinton’s Global Partnership Initiative as the senior advisor on the Middle East and North Africa in 2012. Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States H.E. Kairat Umarov was appointed the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States in January 2013. He previously served as the Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan. H.E. Umarov was also the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India & Sri Lanka in 2004-2009. Michèle Small, Director, EBRD’s Representative Office for North America Michèle Small is the Director of the EBRD’s Representative Office for North America. She was previously the Acting Director and Senior Banker of the Property and Tourism team at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
  17. 17. ASTANA EXPO 2017 50 % of energy consumption from Green Sources by 2050 President Nazarbayev’s Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy sets the goal for 50 percent of Kazakhstan’s energy consumption to come from renewable and alternative energy sources by the year 2050. Green Bridge Initiative Kazakhstan’s Green Bridge Initiative was adopted by the United Nations Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference in 2011. Green Bridge addresses sustainable resources development in the areas of green growth, low-carbon development, climate change. Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Kazakhstan is committed to decreasing GHG emissions 15 percent by 2050 returning to 1992 levels. Water Conservation President Nazarbayev’s 2050 Strategy also focuses on water resource management as a key component of the green revolution. During the summer of 2017 more than five million visitors are expected to descend upon Astana for the “Future Energy” themed world’s fair. Tourists, businesspersons and investors attending Astana Expo 2017 will witness the energy innovations and equipment solutions that will power and sustain our communities. Country-specific pavilions will showcase the innovations that private- and public- sector research & development initiatives have created. These energy innovations from around the world will provide visitors a front row view to technologies of the future. The vision of Future Energy is to highlight solutions and paths that ensure sustainable energy management. These paths are aimed at: Combating climate change and reducing CO2 emissions Promoting energy alternatives and driving energy efficiency Ensuring energy security; managing its production, storage and use And importantly guaranteeing universal access to sustainable energy Kazakhstan is already a Future Energy leader with following initiatives and commitments: As a legacy of the EXPO-2017, Kazakhstan together with international organizations and partners will establish the International Center for Green Technology and Investment under the auspices of the UN. The Center’s main objective is to assist in practical implementation of the transition to a green economy by providing a framework for necessary support for renewable energy, green technologies and sustainable development, as well as strengthening international cooperation in the Green Bridge Partnership Program. In particular, the Center will ensure international cooperation on transfer of green technologies. The overall mission of the Center is to contribute to global sustainable development through promoting green growth and principles of the Green Bridge. The Center will serve as a strategic Hub for long-term capacity development, innovation, and linkages with best practices and sources of global experience and solutions as Kazakhstan and the whole region make the  transition to a green economy. Renewable & Alternative Energy There are already more than 25 large renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan generating solar, wind and hydro-electric power, with more projects scheduled to break ground over the next year. Green Economy Kazakhstan is committed to a transition to a green economy. Kazakhstan projects to create more than 500,000 jobs and derive 1% of annual GDP from the green economy.
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  20. 20. Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan 1401 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 232 5488 washington@kazakhembus.com www.kazakhembus.com twitter.com/KazakhEmbassy This event will be live tweeted, using the hastag #KZUS

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