Join us for a webinar that will feature a panel discussion with corporations and representatives from Kazakhstan government and Kazakh-German University.
The webinar will be the launch of the Disruptive Technology and Innovation Challenge in the Aral Sea, and will feature a panel discussion with corporations and representatives from the Kazakhstan government and Kazakh-German University.
About the Disruptive Technology and Innovation Challenge in the Aral Sea:
This challenge will connect innovation with impact-driven solutions. Four individual or organizational innovators from around the world will receive awards to further their disruptive and innovative solutions to landscape restoration issues in the Aral Sea region. The challenge will focus on proposals regarding agriculture and land management, sustainable forestry, socio-economic development, and information and knowledge.
06:00 – 06:10 pm:
Plug and Play Opening Remarks: Mike Zayonc, Vice President at Plug and Play
06:10 – 06:15 pm: World Bank Opening Remarks: Lilia Burunciuc, Regional Director for Central Asia at World Bank
06:15 – 06:30 pm: Keynote Presentation: Sulton Rkhimzoda, Chairman, Executive Committee of International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (IFAS)
06:30 – 06:50 pm: Startup Presentations and Q&A
06:50 – 07:25 pm: Panel Discussion
- Magzhan Madiyev, CEO at Astana Hub
- Paola Agostini, Lead Natural Resource Management Specialist at World Bank
- Barbara Janusz-Pawletta, Vice Rector for International Cooperation at Kazakh-German University (DKU)
- Azamat Abdraimov, Consul General of Kazakhstan in San Francisco
- John Colmey, Managing Director at Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)
07:25 – 07:30 pm: Closing Remarks
Find out more about the Challenge here.