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Day 1

13.00 – 13.30Registration
13.30 – 14.00Welcoming Remarks

●      Damir Sagynbaev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Kyrgyz Republic

●      Mirlanbek Abdyldaev, Deputy Director of the State Commission on Religious Issues of the Kyrgyz Republic

●      Asylbek Kozhobekov, Vice-Chairperson of the State Committee on National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic

●      Ozonnia Ojielo, Resident Coordinator of the UN System, Resident Representative of UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic

 Roundtable I. Assessing balance of approaches in the state strategies on preventing violent extremism
14.00 – 15.30Moderator Tattu Mambetalieva

●      Chyngyz Alaibekov, Representative of the Regional Anti-terrorist Centre of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

●      Representative of the Muslims Spirituous Department of the Kyrgyz Republic

●      Alau Adilbaev, Vice-Supreme Religious Leader of kazakhstan, “Experience of the Spirituous Department of Muslims of Kazakhstan in Countering Extremism” Download

●      Amanzhol Urazbaev, Head of the Public Union “Counterterrost Committee”, Kazakhstan, “On Structure of Ideological Work in Internet for Preventing Violent Extremism in Central Asia” Download

●      Rebekah Overdorf, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, “The Organization of Cybercriminal Forums” Download

●      Aibek Kurenkeev, Chairperson to Association of Communications Operators, Role of Telecom Operators in Regulation of Illegal Terrorist Content

15.30 – 16.00Discussion
16.00 – 16.30Coffee break
16.30 – 17.00First day conclusion

Day 2

Roundtable II. Challenges and opportunities of the Internet platforms and other technological solutions to prevent extremism and terrorism
08.30 – 09.00Registration
09.00 – 10.30Moderator Rafal Rohozinski and Adam Hadley

●      Adam Hadley, Project Director, Tech Against Terrorism, United Kingdom

●      Valery Zubanov, Commercial Director of the Regional Office in Central Asia and Mongolia, Kaspersky Lab, “Technologies in Service of Extremist. Where will They Strike?” Download

●      Kavitha Kunhi Kannan, Public Policy Manager for Facebook in India and
South & Central Asia

●      Alexandr Volodin, Director for Strategic Partnership of the Mail.Ru Group Download

●      Michael Yakushev, Executive Vice President and Head of Government Relations, VimpelCom, Russia Download

●      Neil Hauer, independent expert on terrorism

10.30 – 11.00Discussion
11.00 – 11.30Coffee break
Roundtable III. Role of counter and alternative narratives in strengthening resilience of citizens to propaganda of extremism and terrorism
11.30 – 13.00Moderator Asomudin Atoev


●      Rafal Rohozinski, SecDev Foundation, Canada

●      Indira Aslanova, Religious studies expert, Search for Common Ground, “Social Media for Deradicalization in Kyrgyzstan: A Model for Central Asia”, Kyrgyzstan Download

●      Sherali Rizoyon, Strategic Research Centre under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Download

●      Christopher Schwartz, American University of Central Asia and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, “Information-as-Persuasion and Radicalization” Download

●      Adil Jalilov, MediaNet, Kazakhstan, “Fact-checking as tool of CVE online” Download

●      Parvina Ibodova, Public Fund CIPI, Tajikistan, “Role of Civil Society in PVE” Download

13.00 – 13.30Discussion
13.30 – 14.30Launch
Roundtable IV. Defining structural and systemic mechanisms for improvement of interactions of the state bodies with religious and non-governmental organizations in preventing extremism
14.30 – 16.00Moderator Aijarkyn Kojobekova

●      Zakir Chotaev, Deputy Director of the State Commission on Religious Issues of the Kyrgyz Republic

●      Representative of the Muslims Spirituous Department of the Russian Federation

●      Yuliya Denisenko, International expert on preventing religious extremism in Central Asia

●      Jamal Frontbek Kyzy, PPAW Mutakalim, Kyrgyzstan, Empowering women for preventing radicalization that leads to violent extremism Download

●      Maaramber Maarambekov, scholar-secretary of the Islamic Study Centre under the President of Tajikistan

●      Keneshbek Sainazarov, Search for Common Ground, Kyrgyzstan, “PVE in Central Asian Countries

16.00 – 16.30Discussion
16.30 – 17.00Coffee Break
17.00 – 18.00Conclusion and Recommendations

Central Asia Security Forum

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