The Dialogue Platform is a series of forums designed to develop and model a genuinely participative approach to local policymaking and bring together civil society organisations, local authorities and the private sector.

The forums enable policy and decision-makers to engage on a regular basis with civil society leaders and social, tech and creative entrepreneurs around themes relating to the project objectives. The forums will grow an active network of civil society, public and private practitioners, foster long-term engagement between those who participate, create a community capable of making a concerted, informed input into policy-making and act as a resource for the larger local government, civil society and entrepreneur sectors in Almaty.

Photos and the detailed information about the previous forums are given below:

Forum #1: Promoting a Culture of Civic Engagement in the Development of Almaty

The British Council, in partnership with Kazakh British Technical University (KBTU), the Almaty Development Centre (ADC) and the Akimat of Almaty, hosted a one-day WeAlmaty Forum on 22 September 2017 at KBTU.

The forum is part of the three-year WeAlmaty project aimed to advance dialogue between the government, non-government organisations and civil society to form “a city of active citizens” through targeted development of civil society.

The project is funded by the European Union.

Programme

To learn more about this forum, please feel free to download the programme and see the list of speakers.

Forum #2: Creating a “Green Corridor” in Almaty

The British Council, in partnership with Kazakh British Technical University (KBTU), the Almaty Development Centre (ADC) and the Akimat of Almaty, hosted a one-day WeAlmaty Forum on 30 November 2017 at Transforma Space.

The forum is part of the three-year WeAlmaty project aimed to advance dialogue between the government, non-government organisations and civil society to form “a city of active citizens” through targeted development of civil society.

The project is funded by the European Union.

Programme

To learn more about this forum, please feel free to download the programme and discussion protocol. 

Forum #3: Creating a Smart City: Effective Solutions, Stakeholder and Citizen Engagement

On 15 February the British Council, Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty Development Centre, Almaty Akimat Urban Forum Almaty hosted a Forum dedicated to Creating a Smart City: Effective Solutions, Stakeholder and Citizen Engagement.

The Forum is part of the three-year WeAlmaty project, which aims to build dialogue between policymakers, NGOs and civic activists to help Almaty develop into a modern, comfortable international city. The project is funded by the European Union.

Programme

To learn more about this forum, please feel free to download the programme and the post-release

You can also read the Participation of the civil society in the implementation of the "Smart city" programme in Russian.

Forum #4: Developing a concept of Masterplan for Almaty

The British Council, Akimat of Almaty, Almaty Development Center and Kazakh-British Technical University conducted the Fourth Forum of the WeAlmaty project dedicated to the development of the Master Plan of Almaty on 26 April 2018.  

The objective of the forum: to set forth the main directions of the city’s development and ensure that citizens’ opinions are taken into account in the Master Plan concept.

Download the programme here.

Forum #5: "Role of creative hubs in the creation of the urban environment. Placemaking".

On the 21 July 2018 The British Council, Akimat of Almaty, Almaty Development Center and Kazakh-British Technical University conducted the Fifth Forum of the WeAlmaty project "Role of creative hubs in the creation of the urban environment. Placemaking". 

The objective of the forum: to discuss how the development of the creative economy in the city of Almaty can affect the creation of successful city spaces and determine conditions required for that. 

Download the programme here.

Forum #6: “Strategy for Development of Almaty City Transport System”

The British Council, Akimat of Almaty, Almaty Development Center and Kazakh-British Technical University held the Fourth Forum of the WeAlmaty project dedicated to the development of Almaty City Transport System on 20 October 2018.  

Purpose: To define the main directions of the Almaty city transport system development strategy.

Download the programme here.

Forum #7: “Identity and tourist brand of Almaty”

Venue: Tourist hub of Almaty (Palace of Sports named after B. Sholak, Abay st. 44, entrance from Baitursynov st.).

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Who are Almaty residents? What is the city of Almaty?

How to comprehend the identity of the city and present it in such a way as to interest the tourist?

How to promote Almaty branding and make it popular?

The final outcome of the forum: create a working group to promote the tourism brand of Almaty.