Inaugural Central Asian Social Entrepreneurs’ Kurultai to Convene in Astana

The inaugural Central Asian kurultai (general assembly) of social entrepreneurs is scheduled to take place in Astana on November 24, as reported by the official website of the capital’s akimat (Government Body), reports.

This groundbreaking event will bring together leaders of social entrepreneurship from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Anticipated to draw over 300 social entrepreneurs, along with representatives from government agencies, public organizations, opinion leaders, and civil activists, the kurultai marks a significant gathering in the realm of social entrepreneurship.

Throughout the forum, experts will share insights into successful social entrepreneurial projects in Central Asia. Discussions will cover innovative approaches to addressing social issues through social entrepreneurship, the state’s role in supporting social entrepreneurs, and mechanisms for financing social initiatives.

A pivotal theme of the kurultai will center around fortifying partnerships among social entrepreneurs, government agencies, and the business community across Central Asian countries.

Initiated by the Kazakhstan Association of Social Innovators (ASI) and supported by the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan, deputies of Central Asian countries, Astana Akimat, and the Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), the kurultai aims to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange among social entrepreneurs in the region.


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