Expo Astana 2017 Activities

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Opening of the Swiss Pavilion

Saturday, June 10, 2017 — 19:30
09:30 - 21:30

We are done counting the days! From June 10th on, the public can enter the Swiss Pavilion.

We are done counting the days! From June 10th on, the public can enter the Swiss Pavilion, an oasis of Swiss forests in the midst of the dynamic and modern Astana International Exhibition. Join us in an adventure into Switzerland’s beautiful landscapes and breath-taking innovations.

swissnex lab

Watt d’Or Exhibition (Swiss Federal Office of Energy)

Saturday, June 10, 2017 — Friday, June 16, 2017
Location : swissnex Lab

From solar airplanes to efficient houses, from electric buses to smart grids, the recent Watt d’Or laureates will showcase their innovative projects in the swissnex Lab.

The Watt d’Or is Switzerland’s most prestigious energy award. From solar airplanes to efficient houses, from electric buses to smart grids, the recent Watt d’Or laureates offer a glimpse into innovative Swiss technologies and cutting edge developments dedicated to Future Energy.

International Seminar: Towards Smart Sustainable Cities

International Seminar: Towards Smart Sustainable Cities

Thursday, June 15, 2017 — Friday, June 16, 2017
Location : Nazarbayev University, Senate Hall, Block 1

Cities have to become smarter and more sustainable. A delegation of Swiss researchers will meet up with their Kazakh colleagues to share ideas on the city of the future.

Cities have to become smarter and more sustainable. Supported by swissuniversities, Swiss National Science Foundation and Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research, a delegation of Swiss researchers will meet up with their colleagues in Kazakhstan to exchange insights and share ideas on the city of the future.

Find out more about the event: https://www.zhaw.ch/de/engineering/institute-zentren/ine/nachhaltige-energiesysteme/expo-2017-astana-kazakhstan/

Workshop

Preventing of Human Trafficking in Supply Chains, especially as related to Energy and Extractive Industries

Friday, June 16, 2017 — 19:30

The event will discuss how companies in the energy and extractive industries can prevent human trafficking in their supply chains.

The event discusses how companies in the energy and extractive industries can prevent human trafficking in their supply chains, especially by identifying and mitigating human trafficking risks, mapping of suppliers, standardization of suppliers labour practices, internalizing costs associated with THB prevention in supply chains, managing reputational risks, pros and cons of social auditing, existing experience in CSR, increasing transparency and respect for human rights and use of new methods to obtain information on human rights violations.

Youth regional meeting on water

Youth Regional Meeting on Water in Central Asia

Saturday, June 17, 2017 — Monday, June 19, 2017

Around 20 youg people will gather in Astana for three days in order to discuss water management issues.

From the 17th to the 19th of June 2017, the International Secretariat for Water (ISW), with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), organizes the first “Youth Regional Meeting on Water in Central Asia”. Around 20 young people from Central Asia and the nearby region between the ages of 18 and 30, who are active in the water and sanitation sector, will have the opportunity to exchange on and contribute to the required actions aimed at better integrated water management in the region.

Visitors watching the Water Power house movie

“Blue Peace Central Asia: Dialogue for 2030 - Water Security and Inclusive Growth” conferences

Monday, June 19, 2017 — Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Location : Swiss Pavilion (not open to the public)

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation organizes a conference on transboundary water management. The presence of the Federal Councilor Didier Burkhalter is expected. At the same time, a Youth Regional Meeting on Water is also taking place.

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) organizes a conference on transboundary water management. Delegations of the five Central Asian countries as well as representatives from the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs are attending the conference. The presence of the Federal Councilor Didier Burkhalter is also expected on June 19th. At the same time, a Youth Regional Meeting on Water is also taking place.

CO2 neutral region workshop

Workshop: Designing a C02 Neutral Region

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 — 13:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location : Satpayev Kazakh National Research Technical University, Almaty

Students will find out how a Swiss mountain region is to become C02 neutral.

In this workshop run by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, a Swiss mountain region is to become C02 neutral. Students will find out how this can be achieved before discussing and analysing their solutions with a professor.

On invitation only: subsribe at swissnex@swisspavilion.org

Workshop co2 neutral region

Workshop: Designing a C02 Neutral Region

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 — 15:00
14:00 - 17:00
Location : swissnex Lab

Students will find out how a Swiss mountain region is to become C02 neutral.

In this workshop run by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, a Swiss mountain region is to become C02 neutral. Students will find out how this can be achieved before discussing and analysing their solutions with a professor.

Please register your interest to participate between 07.6. and 14.6. under swissnex@swisspavilion.org

 

Солнечные панели Flower Power

Flower Power Solar Panels

Friday, June 23, 2017 — Sunday, June 25, 2017
Location : swissnex Lab

Find out how you can build a functional solar cell with jam or tea bags thanks to a Switzerland-developed technology!

Swiss-based Professor Michael Grätzel (EPFL) developed a technology in which solar cells produce electricity by replicating photosynthesis. Find out how you can build a functional solar cell with jam or tea bags!