Second Coordination Meeting of the Working Group in the framework of the "Green Pack for Central Asia – the Glacier Edition" project.

Monday, 28 January 2013 to Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Kazakhstan, Almaty

CAREC in cooperation with the Goethe Institute and with the support of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) holds the second coordination meeting of the working group in the framework of the "Green Pack for Central Asia - the Glacier Edition" project.
The project has started in October 2012 CAREC in cooperation with the Goethe - Institute, Ministry of Science and Education of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, with the support of GIZ.
The meeting will be attended by leading scholars - experts in the mountains and glaciers of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, representatives and experts of Goethe Institute, NGOs and teachers of secondary schools of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, with experience in environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) and previously engaged in the development of the "Green Pack for Central Asia."
The first meeting of the working group (WG) was held in CAREC during 28-30 November 2012. As a result, meeting defined the basicstructure of the project participants and the experts responsible for the development of materials for six main sub-topics of main topic of "mountains and glaciers": mountain ecosystems, mountains, climate, mountains and biodiversity, mountains, people, mountains and the economy, the mountains and culture.
The second meeting of the project WG, which will be held in the new office of the Goethe Institute located at Nauryzbai Batyr  str. 31, experts will present their achievements according to the following sub-topics. For three days, participants will discuss and finalize the thematic material for the CD "Green Pack for CA – the Glacier Edition" and  other components of the educational resource: A guide for teachers, game 'dilemma', tests for students and pictures, photos, video, music and cartoons.
This education project implemented as part of a large program of the Goethe-Institute in Central Asia - "Music of the Glacier."
In the summer of 2012 the project held an expedition with Goethe Institute - Almaty Tuyuksu Glacier and installed a highly sensitive microphone to record the sounds of the glacier, they are also called "the breath of the glacier." In early August 2012, these sounds have been passed to Central Asian artists for mixing them with music or create other pieces of art. The sounds of the glacier will be used in the creation of the "Green Pack for Central Asia – the Glacier Edition."
It concerns the convergence of art and scientific points of view, and the intersection of art, culture, education and science, with the aim of strengthening cooperation among stakeholders and identify ways and prospects for making unusual decisions. This is particularly important for the success and progress of the project results widely in the Central Asianregion and Europe.