Environment and the public participation in decision making in Kazakhstan

20.4.2017 - ASTANA - Kazhydromet, Orinbor 11/1

Arnika – Citizens Support Centre, Ecomuseum Karaganda, CINEST and Eco ManGystau are pleased to invite to the conference presenting the results of the project "Enforcing citizen’s rights and public participation in decision making on environmental issues – practical implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Kazakhstan" (2014 - 2017), generously financed by the European Union and Transition Promotion Programme of the Czech Republic.

Participation at the conference is free of charge. To register, please, contact Ecomuseum Karaganda: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel. (+7 7212) 41 33 44

Agenda of the conference

09:30 – 10:00 / REGISTRATION

10.00 – 10:10 / INTRODUCTION

Enforcing citizen’s rights and public participation in decision making on environmental issues – practical implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Kazakhstan 2014 - 2017

Martin Skalsky – the project coordinator – Arnika (Czech Republic)


Traian Hristea – his Excellency, Head of European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan

Ladislav Steinhubel – deputy chief of mission, Embassy of the Czech Republic to Kazakhstan

Natalia Ivanovna Dauletyarova – deputy director of the Department of Environmental Monitoring and Information of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan


Environmental hot spots in Mangystau Region and recommendations for their mitigation

Kirill Osin – Eco Mangystau (Aktau)

The effect of pollution of the environment on the food-chain: contamination of camel milk and chicken eggs

Jindrich Petrlik – Arnika – Toxics and Waste Programme (Czech Republic)

Human health and effects of the long-term exposure to the pollution

Naila Dyusembayeva – professor of Karaganda State Medical University, Department of Introduction to the Clinic (Karaganda)

Zulkia Igenovna Namazbaeva - professor of the National Centre of Occupational Health and Occupational Diseases (Karaganda)

Access to information, public participation in decision making and level of environmental justice – assessment of implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Kazakhstan

Svetlana Mogiluk – ECOM (Pavlodar)

Public Environmental Expertise: Promising, but dysfunctional tool

Anna Andreichuk – Ecomuseum (Karaganda)

Pollution Release and Transfer Register: Large potential, neglected implementation

Martin Skalsky – Arnika (Czech Republic)

 14:00 – 15:00 / LUNCH


Small Grants Programme: Solving local environmental issues by the power of local citizens

Kirill Osin – Eco Mangystau (Aktau) & Anna Andreichuk – Ecomuseum (Karaganda)

Public participation in protection of the environment

Irina Ignatovich – Ecomuseum (Karaganda)

 16:00 – 16:45 / DISCUSSION

 16:45 – 17:00 / FINAL WORD AND SUMMARY

 More details: http://english.arnika.org/kazakhstan

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