British Council Researcher Links Workshop in Kazakhstan

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Date of event: 5 May 2015
Event ends: 19 August 2015
British Council Researcher Links Workshop in Kazakhstan

British Council Researcher Links Workshop in Kazakhstan 

CALL FOR PAPERS

“Promotion of clean energy in resource-rich countries: case study of Kazakhstan”

17-19 August, 2015 - Astana, Kazakhstan

The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies of Henley Business School at the University of Reading (UR) jointly with the JSC “Economic Research Institute” affiliated with the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan (ERI) are organizing a three-day on “Promotion of clean energy in resource-rich countries: case study of Kazakhstan”, sponsored by the British Council Newton-Al-Farabi ‘Research Links’ Programme in association with the JSC Science Fund.

 

 

The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies of Henley Business School at the University of Reading (UR) jointly with the JSC “Economic Research Institute” affiliated with the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan (ERI) are organizing a three-day on “Promotion of clean energy in resource-rich countries: case study of Kazakhstan”, sponsored by the British Council Newton Al-Farabi Partnership Programme in association with the JSC Science Fund.

The workshop aims to serve as a platform to contribute to the discussions on key topics related to promotion of clean energy resources in Kazakhstan and to connect together early career and established researchers in UK and Kazakhstan working on energy economics, natural resource economics, renewable energy development, etc.

Promotion of clean energy in natural resources-rich countries is a formidable task due to the abundance of cheap energy and their economic structure being heavily reliant on energy resources. Cheap energy resources served as competitive advantages in these countries; hence, industry in majority resource-rich countries is highly energy-intensive. However, given the exhaustible nature of natural resources and high pollution intensity of the industry, it is critical to establish environment favorable for penetration of clean energy in energy-abundant countries. This is a challenging task considering that most of the clean energy technologies are in infant stage and hence significant policy measures are required to support these technologies in these countries.

Workshop Sessions

Areas of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Challenges of promoting clean energy sources in energy-rich and energy-poor countries;
  • Positioning of Kazakhstan on a world arena and fulfillment of obligations aligned by the Green Growth Strategy and Kyoto Protocol;
  • Potential of renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan;
  • Smart grids;
  • Energy efficiency;
  • Sustainable transportation and public transportation;
  • Carbon capture and storage;
  • Policies tailoring on promoting low-carbon development in Kazakhstan.

Publication in a Journal

The workshop offers possibility to presenters to publish their research papers in the ERI’s “Economics, Finance and Research Journal”, published quarterly. This will be helpful for the broader community to enhance their capacity in renewable energy and to respond to issues with innovative solutions.

Important dates

Timely submission of the papers is critical to be accepted for the participation in the workshop. The procedures and timetable enumerated below will apply.

Deadline for proposals:

7 July 2015

Accepted papers confirmed:

20 July, 2015

Workshop dates:

17-19 August, 2015

Importantly, the authors should submit a two-page proposal along with the application form including the title, literature review, relevance of the subject, approach that will be taken, and expected results.

The application form and an example of two-page proposal can be downloaded here.

Funding opportunities

A contribution to travel and accommodation expenses is available to selected participants under this programme.

Prize Competition

All papers submitted and accepted in response to the call and meeting the minimum standards established by the Committee will be included in the Best Paper on Clean Energy Prize Competition. Prizes will be presented to the author(s) at the workshop “Promotion of clean energy in resource-rich countries: case study of Kazakhstan”. The criteria for evaluation will reflect:

  • Originality of ideas;
  • Applicability to Kazakhstan’s energy sector;
  • Clarity of presentation;
  • Contribution to reinsurance literature; and,
  • Thorough treatment of those ideas.

The University of Reading and Economic Research Institute look forward to receiving proposals in response to the call.

For further information and our application form please see the right hand side of this page.  

Feedbacks and contact information

Questions and papers should be sent to the workshop coordinators via e-mail to Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova at y.kalyuzhnova@henley.ac.uk and Dr. Zhanna Kapsalyamova at kapsalyamova@yahoo.com 

Your participation in this effort to produce new papers will contribute to the written body of knowledge for the British Council and to the success of the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova, CEAS Centre Director by email at y.kalyuzhnova@henley.ac.uk .