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.

Registration to the sixth WeAlmty forum now open! More information is given below.

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

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

The British Council, Akimat of Almaty, Almaty Development Center and Kazakh-British Technical University invite you to 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.

Date and time: 20 October, 10.30-14.00

Venue: “Ramada” Hotel, 27/1 Baitursynov St., Almaty.

Entrance is free, registration is required.

Download the programme here.

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 invite you to the Fourth Forum of the WeAlmaty project dedicated to the development of the Master Plan of Almaty on 26 April 2018.  

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.

Date: 26 April 2018

Time: 09.00 - 15.00

Venue: Holiday Inn Hotel, 2 Timeryazeva St.

Registration of guests: 09.00 - 09.45

Lunch and networking: 13.45 - 15.00 

Entrance is free. Register for the forum here.

At this event, the city’s residents will have an opportunity to share their visions of “comfortable Almaty” and comment on the city’s Master Plan. 

Representatives of government bodies will elaborate on the key aspects of the Master Plan and their future steps to this end. 

Traian Hristea, EU Ambassador, will announce and confer awards on winners of the WeAlmaty  projects competition. This competition was launched on November 2017 in order to encourage citizens of Almaty to initiate and implement social and economic projects aimed at the city’s sustainable development. Over 100 applications were received, and selected applicants will be granted up to 5,000 euro for implementation of their projects. 

Note: A master plan is a new structural and functional model of a city which may include the development of urban environment and transport infrastructure, creation of new industrial zones, development of depressed areas, housing construction, placement of commercial property, improvement of the environmental situation, and many other issues.

The WeAlmaty project is funded by the European Union.