The Regional scientific-practical conference in Almaty discusses the problems of management of seismic risks in Central Asia and the Southern CaucasusNov 20, 2015(Almaty, November 19, 2015) The scientific and practical conference, which opens today on November 19, 2015, in Almaty under aegis of the UN Development Program is devoted to the problems of the effective management of seismic risks in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus. It has collected scientists, representatives of the State services of Civil Protection of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation and Tajikistan, UN experts, international organizations and NGOs.
Shopping centers in Almaty to take part in the competition "Company of the Year, the most prepared for emergencies."Nov 6, 2015(Almaty, November 6, 2015) City Department of Emergency Situations (ES) together with the Almaty Akimat (City Administration) have announced the competition "Company of the Year, the most prepared for emergencies." The competition is held within the DIPECHO VIII project “Scaling up resilience to seismic hazards of urban and rural communities in South-East Kazakhstan”, which is implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Committee of Emergency Situation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan with financial support of the European Commission's Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO).
APEC Petrotechnic has hosted an international training for Oil and Gas specialists from African continentNov 2, 2015An international seminar in the oil and gas sector for specialists from the African continent took place at "Technical High School APEC Petrotechnic” from 21 to 31 October 2015. The leading training center of Atyrau region has trained 19 specialists from 7 African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Comoros, Malawi and Namibia.
APEC Petrotechnic hosts an international training for Oil and Gas specialists from African continentOct 30, 2015"Technical High School APEC Petrotechnic» (hereinafter – APEC Petrotechnic) holds an international seminar in oil and gas business for the professionals of the African continent during 21 – 31 October, 2015. The leading training center of Atyrau region will train 19 specialists from 7 African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Comoros, Malawi and Namibia.
DIPECHO VIII Project helps local authorities to create teams of volunteers for emergency situations prevention and elimination on the territory of Almaty regionOct 29, 2015Almaty, October 19, 2015. Emergency situations arise unexpectedly and, as international experience shows, teams of volunteers are the first to start working on the ground: the faster help is provided to the victims the more lives can be saved. Therefore, topical issues of the establishment and activities of voluntary groups (teams) in the field of emergency situations prevention and elimination on the territory of Almaty region were in the highlight of the seminar, held in Almaty. It was conducted by UNDP project "DIPECHO VIII: Scaling up resilience to seismic hazards of urban and rural communities in South-East Kazakhstan."
The conference on combating desertification is being held in AnkaraOct 21, 2015The Twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention to Combat Desertification is being held from October 12 to October 23 in the city of Ankara. The issues on land degradation impacts neutralization, the efficiency of the Convention implementation at the national, subregional and regional levels and the issues on attraction additional investments are being discussed at it. Kazakhstan has been the party to the Convention since 1997.
International Conference «Energy efficient residential buildings design and construction promotion in Kazakhstan» to be held in AstanaOct 20, 2015The International Conference "Energy efficient residential buildings design and construction promotion in Kazakhstan" will take place in Astana, Kazakhstan on 4 November 2015 to present the results of the joint project of UNDP-GEF and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Energy Efficient Design and Construction of Residential Buildings" project. This project will be completed by the end of the year.
UNDP involves local communities of Talgar and Issyk cities in potential emergencies aftermath mitigationOct 14, 2015The akimats’ staff of Talgar and Yenbekshikazakh regions of Almaty district, local Departments of Emergency Situation under the Emergency Situation Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, National Red Crescent Society, civil society representatives as well as the community leaders of these regions became the participants of the workshop “Earthquake risks and mitigating measures”. The workshop was conducted in the frames of DIPECHO VIII project: “Scaling up resilience to seismic hazards of urban and rural communities in South-East Kazakhstan”.
International Conference "Transition to Low-carbon Urban Development: Global Trends and Prospects for Kazakhstan and Central Asia" to take place in AstanaOct 14, 2015The five-year joint UNDP - Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan project, financed by GEF "Sustainable cities for low-carbon practices of urban development" started in 2015. This project is aimed at developing sufficient capacity and capability for comprehensive planning of activities and specific projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in urban infrastructure as well as attracting investments. The project is primarily focused on such urban sectors as housing and utilities, district heating, public transport and waste management.
Social Good Summit and Sustainable Development GoalsSep 29, 2015Nazabayev University will host an international seminar on public health from 20 to 31 July, 2015, for professionals from the African continent. Centre for Life Sciences of the National Laboratory of Astana (Nazarbayev University) will train 23 professionals from seven African countries in areas of epidemiology, biomedicine and public health.
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