Events

May 12, 2021


Uzbekistan's Emerging Private Business Development


CAMCA Forum event co-organized by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, the CAMCA Network and Rumsfeld Foundation 

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

Moderator: 


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


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 



April 28, 2021


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


CAMCA Forum event co-organized by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, the CAMCA Network and Rumsfeld Foundation 


With the October 2020 elections and the political turbulence that 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. 


Moderator: 


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


Speakers: 


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

-- 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

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



April 7, 2021


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


CAMCA Forum event 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 the Western press neglects, in the words of men and women who are building it.


Moderator: 


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


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



October 21, 2020


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


CAMCA Forum event co-organized by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, the CAMCA Network and Rumsfeld Foundation 


Moderator:

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


Speakers:   


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

-- Dr. Almazbek Beishenaliev, Minister 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



October 14, 2020


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


CAMCA Forum event co-organized by 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 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 at TBC Bank, Georgia

-- Abdullo Kurbanov, Co-Founder and CEO of Alif Capital, Tajikistan, CAMCA Network Member

-- Ahmad Yama Bassam, Co-founder of Arden and Bassam Partners LLC; 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