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Speech at EU Science Conference, March 7, 2013


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Speech at EU Science Conference, March 7, 2013

  1. 1. Mr. Nurbek Achilov, KazakhstanGlobal Collaboration for Global Capacity BuildingEU Science Conference: Global Challenges, Global CollaborationEuropean ParliamentBrussels, BelgiumYour Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,Thank you for your time and for joining this session on Global Capacity Building,organized by the European Parliament and Intelligence in Science.It is a great honor and privilege for me to represent my country - Kazakhstan andshare my views on Global Challenges and Collaboration.I will be speaking today on behalf of the Eurasian Economic Club, an organizationwhich supports scientists and experts of Kazakhstan and around the world – themain organizer of Astana Economic Forum and The First World anti-crisisconference under the support of the General Assembly of the United Nations.Here in this slide, I took most of challenges from scientific, economic and socialview points.I believe that science and innovations are the main factors for global capacitybuilding, to be created and implemented not only by scientists or inventors,governments or businesses but in teamwork of global professional society fromdifferent fields and on regional and global levels.In fact, there are too many challenges global community should focus. A step, aswe can see and discuss right now from the activities, in the right track anddirections. Many countries, regions and organizations build and implement theirstrategic programs. These programs, in order to be effective and long-lasting,need facilitation of an open public dialogue and exchange among world business,government leaders, social-service representatives, media and etc. For example,Kazakhstan recently announced 2050 strategic program of development toovercome its regional and global challenges. It was adopted after achieving well inadvance its previous master plan 2030 to enter the list of 50 most competitivecountries.
  2. 2. The country achieved the goals of Master Plan 2030 in 16 years instead of 33. Sothere is a lot of room for the exchange on different levels between Kazakhstanand other countries for global capacity building and sharing with peculiarities ofKazakhstan`s experience.During days of attending the conference and summarizing ideas, I made keypoints for myself I would like to share them with you today.Firstly, international collaboration for global capacity building should start on alocal level, from changing core principles of government and businessresponsibilities.Secondly, science is creative work but it needs calculations of budgets andfunding of brilliant minds. On a global scale, countries cannot implementcollaborative scientific projects without global fund raising institutions. Asexample, the creation of an institution for space innovation and research isoffered by Dr. Aldrin in Gala Dinner yesterday. The second man, who stepped onthe Moon, has a really ambitious plan to bring a global space organization.Thirdly, global challenges as never before bring countries for effectivemanagement of resources and collaboration in science. Finding and exploration ofsolutions for new and existing problems should be in parallel line. In most of thecountries, prioritizing new fields and industries starts with ignoring core fields ofsocial stability and development, for example, medicine and education, scienceand technology.To facilitate there should be some independent global capacity buildinginstitution, which can generate and evaluate the realization of capacity buildingprojects. This is an idea for representatives of the Intelligence in Science, EUParliament who brilliantly organized this event and for Governments around theworld.As a practical tool for capacity building in our country with global participation,let me briefly introduce our activity in scientific collaboration of ourorganization in the frame of preparation to the annual Astana Economic Forum.We have built a strong an active platform and dialogue with more than 40 projectinitiators in the country and internationally.We assist innovators and new projects from one side, partners and investors fromanother. During 4 years our platform attracted more than 6 billion USD dollars in
  3. 3. FDI and Mid-to-Short Term Credits for new organizations and businesses,including for innovative and research projects.Taking an opportunity let me brief on our organization - Eurasian EconomicClub.The Club members include international, scientific, academic, financial and publicorganizations, scientists-economists and practitioners right now from around 110countries.Our organization focuses on: Research Projects, for example, we provide industryresearch projects for preparation of Recommendations for G-20,Recommendations for International Organizations, A World Anti-crisis Plan of theUN– as our new direction toward the world economic stability and etc;We focus on organization of Forums and Exhibitions, for example: AstanaEconomic Forum, World Anti-crisis Conference, participation in organization ofWorld Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan, round tables and seminars and etc. We are in theprocess of creation of Astana Economic School as core activity in the future usingpotential of our global members and scientists to develop practitioners andpoliticians with global thinking in the country and the region;Thirdly, we focus on promoting of Global Initiatives of the world leaders andscientists on national and regional level, for example: G-Global Initiative, AstanaNobel Club, «Green Bridge» Initiative, Free from Nuclear Initiative, proposed byPresident of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to match global collaboration andcapacity building.In conclusion, taking a chance I would like to invite you to VI Astana EconomicForum, which will be held in May 22-24 in Astana, Kazakhstan. All relevantinformation you can find on our web site www.astanaforum.orgThank you for your time and attention.Welcome anytime with questions and comments.Contact phone: +7 7172 70 18 32, E-mail: