International Forum


Innovating and Modernizing Energy and Water in Central Asia


Date: November 1-3, 2021


Venue: Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Tole bi St. 59,

Kazakh-British Technical University, Al-Farabi Hall

Time zone: Almaty time (GMT +6).


Form of carrying out: offline (depending on citizenship and migration requirements introduced due to Covid-19) and online.


Co-organizers: UNECE, UNESCAP, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakh-British Technical University, International Green Technologies and Investment Projects Center, CIS Electric Power Council.


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Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU)




KBTU is the leading technical university in Kazakhstan and positions itself as a world-class university. The university has international accreditations (ABET, ACBSP) and holds leading positions among Kazakhstani universities in the ratings (QS Ranking). KBTU develops science in key sectors of the economy, supports entrepreneurial communities and stimulates the development of startups, creates conditions for the transfer of knowledge from industry to the educational sphere and from education and science to business and industry. University programs are taught exclusively in the English language.



The KBTU building is located on Tole bi street, 59, on the Astana square in Almaty. The entrance to the building is carried out both from the main entrance from the side of Tole bi street.




Accommodation is possible in hotels close to KBTU, such as Almaty (Kabanbai batyr st., 85, for booking, Grand Hotel Tien-Shan (Bogenbai batyr st., 115, for booking, Mildom Premium Hotel (Nazarbayev Ave., 118, for booking

The hotel can be booked through the hotel website or


Entry rules to Kazakhstan

Citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan can enter Kazakhstan only by flights (in the absence of special permission from the interdepartmental commission on Covid-19 chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan).

All arrivals are required to submit a PCR certificate with a negative result for Covid-19, made no earlier than 72 hours before crossing the border.

Citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan who have completed a full course of vaccination against Covid-19 can cross the border without taking a PCR test based on passports of vaccination against Covid-19.

To cross the border citizens of Moldova need special permission of the interdepartmental commission on Covid-19 chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, therefore, participation in the Forum is possible only online.


If you are interested in attending the forum in person, we ask you to inform the senior manager of the Department for Internationalization and Strategic Development of KBTU Ms. Gaukhar Turganbekova about your interest (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +77017330990). KBTU will prepare an invitation letter to be presented at the border and upon arrival will notify the migration services of your arrival.


Laboratories for passing the PCR test next to KBTU

- Invivo laboratory, Nazarbayev Ave. 76, +77787693881

- Mobile laboratory GammaLab, the back of the KBTU building on the Kazybek bi St.,+77051000333

- Medical center Kausar plus, Zheltoksan St. 114,+77476016045, +77786016045


Sanitary standards in the building of KBTU

At KBTU, sanitary standards are observed to counteract the spread of Covid-19. At the entrance, the body temperature of the visitors is measured by the security service, and a disinfection tunnel is installed. Visitors are required to wear masks, maintain a distance of 2 meters, and treat their hands with antiseptics installed throughout the building.


About the city

Almaty is a cultural, historical and financial center of the country. The building of KBTU itself is located in the historical center of the city, on Astana square. There is also Panfilov Street, popularly called Novy Arbat, where you can enjoy the work of artists, street musicians and many restaurants. Not far from the university there is a Park of 28 Panfilov heroes. And of course, Almaty has mountains. Within the city, there is a park at the peak of Kok-Tobe Mountain, where the cable car operates and offers beautiful views of the city. Also, you can set aside time and go to the countryside, to the Medeo mountain skating rink or the Shymbulak ski resort.

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