Uzbekistan's Emerging Private Business Development 

Co-organized by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, the CAMCA Network and Rumsfeld Foundation

This forum will examine the rising private sector in Uzbekistan, as experienced by some of the impressive young entrepreneurs who are making it happen. 

Speakers:

Zafar Khashimov, Entrepreneur and Founder of the Supermarket Chain Korzinka.uz

Hikmat Abdurahmanov, Entrepreneur, Co-founder of HM Partners/TEAM University, CAMCA Network Member

Dora Atadjanova, Founder and CEO of “Teodora Goods”, exporter of agricultural goods, and “Dalatek”, agro-tech platform and mobile application

Anvar Irchaev, Director, Orient Capital Management

Zuhursho Rahmatulloev, Co-Founder, Alif Bank in Tajikistan and CEO, Alif Tech in Uzbekistan, CAMCA Network Member

Moderator: 

S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at American Foreign Policy Council 

When: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 10 - 11:30 AM EST

Join on Zoom - Password: camca2021 

The event will also be live-streamed on the CACI YouTube page

RSVP Here 

 
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Constitutional Reform in Kyrgyzstan: Step Forward, or Step Backward? 

Co-organized by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, the CAMCA Network and Rumsfeld Foundation

With the October 2020 elections and the political turbulence which preceded and followed them, the Kyrgyz Republic has embarked on major constitutional reforms. These events are taking place amidst the COVID pandemic and eroded social and economic conditions. Our expert panel assessed these developments and suggested alternative outcomes. 

Speakers:

Talant Sultanov, Founder and the Chair of the Kyrgyz Chapter of the Internet Society and Expert at the Center for Strategic Initiatives; CAMCA Network Member

Mirsuljan Namazaliev, Founder and Managing Director of the CAFMI Research Center; Political and Campaign Manager; CAMCA Network Member

Johan Engvall, Senior Research Fellow, the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program; Researcher, Swedish Institute of International Affairs 

Azim Azimov, Founder and CEO of Media Kitchen; CAMCA Network Member

Moderator: 

Dr. S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at American Foreign Policy Council 

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The event was livestreamed on Zoom and is now available on Youtube.  

 
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Afghanistan's Emerging Modern Economy, Presented by Men and Women Who Are Building It

Co-organized by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, the CAMCA Network and Rumsfeld Foundation

This Forum was the first in the series of events offering glimpses of the new Afghanistan which our press neglects, in the words of men and women who are building it.

Speakers:

Ms. Zuhal Atmar, President and Owner of Gul-Mursal Waste Paper Recycling Factory, the first woman run recycling plant in Afghanistan

Mr. Farshid Ghyasi, President and CEO of NETLINKS Inc. Afghanistan; Partner at Click.af, the leading e-commerce website in Afghanistan

Mr. Assadullah Zamir, Founder of Abreshum Venture; Founder of solar energy companies Akbar Zahir and Lunar; CAMCA Network Member

Mr. Zabihullah Ziarmal, CEO of CEFE Group International; Founder & President of the World Trade Centre Kabul; First Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan; CAMCA Network Member
 

Moderator: 

S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at American Foreign Policy Council 

When: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The event was livestreamed on the CACI Facebook page and is now available on YouTube

 
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Developing Capital Market and Regional Funding Institutions in CAMCA: Important Tool for Post Covid-19 Recovery

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?

Moderator:             

Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli, Senior Fellow, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

Speakers:                 

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

Ahmad Yama Bassam, Co-founder of Arden and Bassam Partners LLC and the World Bank International Resident Banking Advisor to Bank-E-Millie Afghan, Afghanistan

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 

 
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Kyrgyzstan - Plenty of Symptoms, but What's the Disease and How to Cure it?  

A joint event of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, the CAMCA Network and Rumsfeld Foundation

Moderator :

- S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

Speakers:   

- Azim Azimov, Founder and CEO of Media Kitchen; Political Commentator; CAMCA Network Member

- Dr. Almazbek BeishenalievMinister of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic; Director of the Regional Institute of Central Asia in Bishkek; CAMCA Network Member

Zarina Chekirbaeva, Candidate for the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic from “Bir Bol” political party; Former Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kyrgyzstan; CAMCA Network Member

- Dr. Johan Engvall, Researcher, Swedish Defense Research Agency;Senior Research Fellow, the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program

- Talant Sultanov, Founder and the Chair of the Kyrgyz Chapter of the Internet Society; Expert at the Center for Strategic Initiatives in Bishkek; CAMCA Network Member

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10am EDT

The event was live-streamed on the CACI Facebook page and is now available on Youtube

 
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