CAMCA (Central Asia, Mongolia, the Caucasus and Afghanistan) is a vulnerable region grappling with a range of issues including low connectivity, economic dependency, food security, poor governance, corruption, and terrorism - all exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Not fully recovered from the pandemic's negative impacts, the war in Ukraine poses a new set of political and economic challenges. In addition, the reemergence of the Taliban and terrorist syndicate in Afghanistan has created a new phase of security challenges for the entire region. The presentation by the spring 2022 Rumsfeld Fellows examined the challenges posed to the CAMCA region by the pandemic, Taliban, and Ukrainian conflict, and suggest possible solutions.
When: Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 3:00-4:30 PM EST
Where: Middle East Institute, 1763 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Co-organizers: The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at AFPC, The CAMCA Network and The Rumsfeld Foundation
Co-organized by the CAMCA Forum founders:
The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at AFPC, The CAMCA Network The Rumsfeld Foundation
Lessons from Kyrgyzstan's Experiment with Parliamentarism
Mongolia, heavily reliant on trade with China, faced continuous challenges throughout the pandemic to maintain steady functioning of its economy. China’s ongoing closure of its border, as well as budget constraints, negatively affected the Mongolian economy. As a response to these challenges, the Government of Mongolia has proposed the economic 'New Revival Policy', which is aiming to not only solve the immediate challenges, but address the fundamental economic obstacles.
Tuvshinzaya Gantulga – Visiting Fellow, National Institute for Strategic Studies
Dulguun Baasandavaa – Advisor, Ministry of Economy and Development of Mongolia
Irmuun Demberel – Advisor, Prime Minister of Mongolia
Khulan Davaadorj – Founder and CEO, Lhamour
Svante Cornell – Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at American Foreign Policy Council
When: Wednesday, March 23, 2022,
9:00 AM EST (9:00 PM Ulaanbaatar time)
The event will also be live-streamed on the CACI Facebook page and the Silk Road Studies website.
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A joint event of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, the CAMCA Network and Rumsfeld Foundation
The post Covid-19 economic recovery should be driven by private sector development, and the process will require significant funding sources from different private sources. What are the regional potential sources of funding? What government policies could facilitate enhancement of these funding institutions? What are the opportunities for the foreign private funding institutions to join forces with the regional Players?
- Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli, Senior Fellow, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
- Baurzhan Bektemirov, Chief Economist, Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) and Member of the Management Board of AIFC Authority
- Atabek Nazirov, Chairman, Capital Market Development Agency of Uzbekistan
- Nika Kurdiani, Deputy CEO, TBC Bank, Georgia
- Abdullo Kurbanov, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Alif Capital, Tajikistan, CAMCA Network Member
- Irmuun Demberel, Vice President of the Mongolian Economic Cooperation Confederation, CAMCA Network Member
When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10am EDT
The event was livestreamed on the CAMCA Regional Forum Facebook Page and is also available down below
Only recently many considered large, integrated economic and political zones to be signs of the future. But the collapse of oil prices, the COVID-19 pandemic, and new forms of multipolarity are refocusing many on national needs and global rather than bloc developments. Given this, how does the Eurasian Economic Union look today? What is its future for members, and how should non-members regard it? This Forum will address these and related questions.
Stephen Blank, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Mamuka Tsereteli, Senior Fellow, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at AFPC
Moderator: S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at AFPC
When: Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11am EDT
The event was live-streamed on our Facebook page and is now available on Youtube.