09:30 – 10:00 Registration

SESSION 4: Just Green Recovery from COVID-19: empowering women and youth for realization of SDGs

The COVID -19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities and threatens to undo recent gains in closing the gap. Women and young people are particularly vulnerable to the disruption caused by the pandemic, and many are now at risk of being left behind in education, training, economic opportunity, health, and well-being. To recover from the crisis, the knowledge, experience, and untapped potential of women and youth must be placed at the forefront of global economic plans to ensure an inclusive recovery and a sustainable future.

The session will address the potential of women and youth as engines of growth. The focus will be on their role in adopting new technologies and taking bold, accelerated action to reap the benefits of a new, greener economy.

10:00 – 11:30

Lazzat Ramazanova, Member of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Chairman of the TURKPA Women Parliamentarians Group

Guest Speakers:

  • Cassia Moraes, Founder and CEO of Youth Climate Leaders
  • Brighton Kaoma, Global Director of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) Youth Initiative
  • Fatima Mohammadi, student from Afghanistan, beneficiary of EU-UNDP project

Country experiences panel:

  • Aida Balayeva, Deputy Head of the Administration of President of Kazakhstan, Chairperson of the National Commission on Women’s Affairs in Kazakhstan
  • Isaeva Dzhamilya, Vice-speaker of the Parliament of Kyrgyz Republic
  • Tanzilya Narbaeva, Chairperson of the Senate of Uzbekistan
  • Khurshedai Qodir, Deputy Chair of the State Committee on Investment and State Property Management, Chairperson of the Taskforce on Women, and youth entrepreneurship
  • Gulshat Mammedova, Chairperson of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan


  • Youth leadership for supporting SDG implementation
  • Women economic empowering for just green recovery
  • Women in public space

Open floor discussion

SESSION 5: Just Green Recovery: Ensuring synergies of national SDG financing strategies with climate change mitigation and climate finance policies

How to ensure that recovery is green and inclusive? The session is to feature green recovery and SDG-aligned climate financing as an enabler of sustainable development. The focus of the session will be on mobilizing public and private funds for Just Green Recovery and how to overcome financing constraints by applying efficient tools such as INFF.

11.30 – 13.00

Vivek Raman, Principal Knowledge Management Specialist Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank

Guest Speakers:

  • Shiv Someshwar, Visiting Professor at Columbia University (USA) and at Sciences Po (France)
  • Kate Raworth, Senior Visiting Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (online)
  • Bruno Carrasco, Director General, Sustainable development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank (online)

Country experiences panel:

  • Zulfiya Suleimenova, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan
  • Beksultan Ibraimov, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical oversight, Kyrgyzstan
  • Sheralizoda Bahodur Ahmadjon, Chairman of the Committee of Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Allanur Altyev, Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Turkmenistan
  • Narzullo Oblomuradov, Chairman of the State Committee for Ecology and environmental protection, Uzbekistan


  • Trends in SDG-aligned climate finance
  • Towards INFF in Central Asia: learning from ECA region
  • Mobilizing public and private funds for Just Green Recovery

Open floor discussion

SESSION 6: Financing the SDGs and building partnerships

Achievement of SDGs requires whole of country approach. Funding SDGs requires mobilization of different financial flows through integrated approaches. The session is to feature the progress of Central Asia countries in building Integrated National Financing Frameworks. Countries will share experience in putting in place of INFF building blocks and share experience on lessons learnt. The session will also consider building effective partnerships with various SDG stakeholders at regional level to find sustainable solutions for the existing challenges.

14.00 -15.30

Madina Abylkassymova, Chairperson of the Agency of Financial Regulation of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Guest speakers:

  • H.E. Hanan Ahli, Director, Federal Competitiveness & Statistics Centre (FCSC) UAE
  • Michaela Friberg-Storey, UN Resident Coordinator in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Thomas Beloe, Chief of Programme, UNDP Finance Sector Hub

Country experiences panel:

  • Gaukhar Buribayeva, Chair of the Board “Damu” Fund
  • Iskender Asylkulov, Deputy Minister of economy and commerce, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Faizullo Mashrab, Head of Committee on Finance and Economy of the Parliament, Tajikistan
  • Muhammetgeldi Serdarov, Minister of Finance and Economy, Turkmenistan
  • Timur Ishmetov, Minister of Finance, Uzbekistan

Topics on the Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFF)

  • Interlinkages in development challenges and SDGs and integrated solutions: experience in COVID Recovery
  • Good experience in integrated SDG solutions
  • Engaging private sector in financing SDGs, role of INFF

Open floor discussion

Session 7: Conclusion and way forward

15.30 – 16.00

Summary of the Summit and conclusions moderated by Alibek Kuantyrov, Minister of National Economy and Marina Walter, UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Europe and CIS