Experts from Central Asian countries discussed issues on climate change and education in Almaty

A Central Asian meeting on climate change and education was held in Almaty, on May 25-26, 2023. The event was organized as part of a joint initiative of the Central Asian analytical center CAPS Unlock and the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty.

A circle of experts from the countries of Central Asia and far abroad, including representatives of civil NGOs and the education sector, was invited to participate in the event.

During the meeting, the international experts and experts from the region discussed the problems of climate change in the world and Central Asia, models for integrating climate change issues into the educational process, human security and education for sustainable development, as well as ways to build regional cooperation.

The Speakers of the meeting:

  • Sato Masahisa, Professor at Tokyo City University;
  • Zoya Kretova, Expert of the BIOM ecological movement;
  • Alfiia Nasyrova, Coordinator of the BIOM ecological movement;
  • Nurbek Tileshaliyev, Education program specialist, UNESCO Almaty;
  • Hugh McLean, Climate education advisor, CAPS Unlock;
  • Radhika Iyengar, Associate Research Scholar, PhD, Earth Institute, Columbia University;
  • Iveta Silova, Professor and Associate Dean of Global Engagement, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University.

As a result of the meeting, the Central Asian Alliance for Climate Education was formed. The purpose of the alliance is to promote climate education and support efforts aimed at executing national commitments in the field of climate change and human security in the education systems of the Central Asian countries.