July 14, 2022
The project "Capacity building programme for civil servants, technical experts, business representatives and public organisations of Kazakhstan in connection with the forthcoming changes in heat sector legislation".
A series of online webinars was held on ZOOM platform from May 17th to June 15th 2022 as part of the "Capacity building programme for civil servants, technical experts, business representatives and public organisations of Kazakhstan in connection with the forthcoming changes in heat sector legislation".
The capacity building programme was initiated by the leading German engineering consulting company VPC GmbH, which was engaged by the Asian Development Bank and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to support the development of heat energy sector legislation and has been working on advisory documents and draft laws since 2020 (ADB TA 6564 KAZ). International and local experts from VPC GmbH and its training division Dornier Academy were engaged for the lecture and discussion part of the programme. Organisational and technical support for the programme was provided by the Kazakh-German University.
A total of 14 webinars were planned and conducted, divided into 4 modules: technological, planning, tariff setting and institutional. In each webinar considerable time was devoted to answering participants' questions and discussing controversial issues and problems identified by the speaker and suggested by the participants themselves.
The capacity building programme was a great success: each of the 14 webinars was attended by fifty to over hundred representatives of all stakeholders: ministries, financial institutions, local executive bodies, heat sector entities, educational, scientific and project organisations, public associations.
The organisers of the programme express the hope that they have succeeded in fulfilling their objectives to the maximum extent possible:
- To provide a systematic transfer of knowledge on the main issues of the new model of the heat sector
- To provide stakeholders with a basic understanding of the implications of the developing legislation,
- To prepare the stakeholders for the respective obligations that will arise from the new Heating Law.
All programme materials (timetable, list of keynote speakers, presentations, results of the anonymous online survey of participants) are available at
You can also view video recordings of the main lecture materials from the sessions at the link below:
More information about the programme and about other training offers from Dornier Academy and Kazakh-German University is available upon request.