Conference on Energy Transition in Central Asia, Brussels, 16 April 2024

8.45 am Registration
9 – 9.20 Introduction by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye (ENC) and Sebastian Schiek (SPCE Hub) Key Note Professor Fabienne Bossuyt, Ghent Institute for International and European Studies (GIES)
9.30 – 10-30 Panel discussion I: Energy and energy transition in Central Asia Speakers
  • Bahtiyor Eshchanov, Energy Economist, Fiscal Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Ainur Sospanova, Chairperson of the Board of QazaqGreen, Kazakhstan
  • Abylaikhan Soltanayev, Kazakh University of Power Engeneering and Telecommunications, Kazakhstan
  • Wladimir Sgibnev, Leibniz Institute für Länderkunde, Germany
Chair Yana Zabanova, Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS), Potsdam, Germany
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.15 Fabienne Bossuyt, GIES, and Alexey Kobzev, German-Kazakh University, in conversation with Sarah Rinaldi, Head of Unit for the Middle East and Central Asia at EU INTPA
11.15 – 12.15 Panel Discussion II: Sustainability, Inclusion and Participation from researchers’ and practitioners’ perspectives. Speakers
  • Ainura Sagyn, Co-Founder and Director of TAZAR, Kyrgyzstan
  • Saida Yusupova, Founder of Green Business Innovation Uzbekistan and Tech4Impact, Uzbekistan
  • Kubatkbek Muktarbek uulu, Technical University Bishkek (KSTU), Kyrgyzstan and Berliner Hochschule für Technik, Germany
  • Jochen Eckart, Hochschule Karlsruhe – University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Germany
Chair Karolina Kluczewska, Ghent Institute for International and European Studies (GIES)
12.15 Reception


Intersectoral School of Governance Baden-Württemberg (ISoG BW)
Uni Gent
Financed by DAAD with Funds from the German Federal Foreign Office