Central Asia

Canada and Kazakhstan are two countries with much in common. As two countries facing similar policy challenges in the areas of energy, resource management and climate change, Canada and Kazakhstan have much to offer one another by way of innovative solutions to these challenges. These bridges make the two countries natural partners in an increasingly turbulent, globalized and competitive world.

Building from the Centre for International Governance Innovation’s successful Central Asia Security Innovation Inaugural Conference held December 2015 in Astana Kazakhstan, the Embassy of Canada to the Republic of Kazakhstan, in partnership with the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, organized an academic conference in September 2016 along with a call for papers on the key themes within Canada-Kazakhstan relations, such as climate change and energy, social diversity as strength, and foreign policy. The top submissions from the call for papers are below.