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Fostering Eco-Friendly Construction Technologies

School of Professional and Continuing Education
11 January 2024

UCA’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) recently hosted an event to celebrate the achievements of graduates from its executive entrepreneurship training programme on green technology solutions in construction.

The training programme aimed to promote green technologies in construction in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan while fostering business-to-business connections across Central and South Asia. Participants were equipped with knowledge encompassing the business model canvas, services and relationship building, environmental control systems, and the impact of these systems on architecture, as well as energy-efficient architectural practices.

Gulnura Mamyrova, Head of the Department of Primary Vocational Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, graced the event and offered her congratulatory remarks to the graduates. Professor Christopher Gerry, Acting Rector of UCA, and Dilovar Butabekov, Director of SPCE, also extended their welcome remarks.

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Graduates of the executive entrepreneurship training display their certificates.

Jyldyz Karatalova, co-founder of Ecobuild LLC and a programme graduate, expressed her gratitude for the programme: “I am thankful to our instructors for sharing their innovative experiences. Our aim is to implement the presented projects, promoting eco-friendly solutions in construction and fostering a sustainable world.”

During the event, graduates presented their business ideas centred around the application of green technologies in construction projects to potential investors. Notable attendees included representatives from the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank, as well as Accelerate Prosperity from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Pakistan.

Surush Zikrilobekov from the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and a graduate of the programme shared, “This course has really opened our eyes to the world of green construction and management, but more importantly, we have learned from each other’s experiences. While we have all worked on construction projects prior to joining this course, the programme gave us concrete guidance and answers to our challenges. We cannot wait to take this knowledge to our communities and integrate it into our strategies for greener development.”

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