Aral Sea Summer School 2021

Aral Sea Summer School 2021

June 9, 2021

 From August 10-18, 2021, a summer school will be held on the Aral Sea under the banner "Young leaders - the vector of change". The school is intended for the younger generation, who are going to influence the development of both the Central Asian region and beyond.

Participants from the countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan will have the opportunity to establish contacts with experts from the water industry, learn more about regional and transboundary cooperation. In addition, they will unleash their potential in the field of water resources.

 The event is organized by the Natural Resources Institute under Kazakh-German University and  Central Asia Youth for Water (CAY4W) in partnership with SDC and ISW.

 Who can participate in summer school?

The summer school is open to both national and international students (bachelor, master, and Ph.D. students) of various disciplines.

Age criteria: from 18 to 35;

Knowledge of English (knowledge of Russian is preferable);

Knowledge of the regional situation in Central Asia;

Experience and/or research related to the Aral Sea;

Be ready to use the knowledge and experience gained during the summer school and contribute to the development of CAY4W work in your country;

Interest in the three main topics of the school is desirable: water for food and agriculture, water for cultural development, water for economic prosperity.

How much does participation cost?

Organizers cover the costs of participation in the event for candidates from Central Asian countries, namely citizens of Central Asian countries and Afghanistan. Participants from Central Asia and Afghanistan, who have passed the competitive selection, undergo a COVID10 test and pay for visa and insurance costs themselves.

 Participants from other countries must independently pay for visas, insurance, as well as PCR tests, and travel expenses from their country to Almaty and back. Other expenses, including food, accommodation, and travel from Almaty to the Aral Sea and back, are covered by the inviting party.

 When can I apply for participation?

There is a possibility that the date of the summer school may shift depending on the situation with the coronavirus:

Therefore, the above dates (10-18 August 2021) are assumed

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