The Central Asia Security Forum proceedings offer a combination of panels discussions, networking and opportunities for private meetings:

Day 1

Welcome Coffee. Registration

09.00 - 09.30

Welcome Coffee. Registration

09.00 - 09.30

Welcoming Remarks

  • Temir Jumakadyrov, Secretary of the Defence Council of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Ambassador Robin Ord-Smith, UK DFID
  • Alexander Avanessov, UNDP Resident Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Richard Wheeler, Head of the Politico-Military Department, OSCE Centre in Bishkek
09.30 - 10.00

Welcoming Remarks

  • Temir Jumakadyrov, Secretary of the Defence Council of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Ambassador Robin Ord-Smith, UK DFID
  • Alexander Avanessov, UNDP Resident Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Richard Wheeler, Head of the Politico-Military Department, OSCE Centre in Bishkek
09.30 - 10.00

Roundtable I – Assessing the role/ significance of the Internet as a driver of violent extremism in Central Asia (relative to other drivers of radicalization)

Moderator: Rafal Rohozinski

  • Zakir Chotaev, First Vice-Director to The State Commission on Religion’s Issues under the President of Kyrgyz Republic
  • Gwenn Laine, Project Officer, The Stabilisation Network, UK Download
  • Ruslan Irzhanov, Chairperson, Public Union Education and Cultural Centre “Salawat”, Kazakhstan
    On Structure of Ideological Work in Internet for Preventing Violent Extremism in Central Asia
    Download
  • Esen Usubaliev, Director, Analytical Centre “Prudent Solutions”, Kyrgyzstan
    “Ideological particularities of the Internet Jihadism: “information jihad” and methods of information propaganda“Download
  • Parviz Mullojonov, Senior Advisor, International Alert, Tajikistan
    “External Factors of Dissemination of Religious Radicalism in Central Asia” Download
10.00 - 11.10

Roundtable I – Assessing the role/ significance of the Internet as a driver of violent extremism in Central Asia (relative to other drivers of radicalization)

Moderator: Rafal Rohozinski

  • Zakir Chotaev, First Vice-Director to The State Commission on Religion’s Issues under the President of Kyrgyz Republic
  • Gwenn Laine, Project Officer, The Stabilisation Network, UK Download
  • Ruslan Irzhanov, Chairperson, Public Union Education and Cultural Centre “Salawat”, Kazakhstan
    On Structure of Ideological Work in Internet for Preventing Violent Extremism in Central Asia
    Download
  • Esen Usubaliev, Director, Analytical Centre “Prudent Solutions”, Kyrgyzstan
    “Ideological particularities of the Internet Jihadism: “information jihad” and methods of information propaganda“Download
  • Parviz Mullojonov, Senior Advisor, International Alert, Tajikistan
    “External Factors of Dissemination of Religious Radicalism in Central Asia” Download
10.00 - 11.10

Coffee break

11.10 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.10 - 11.30

Discussion

11.30 - 12.30

Discussion

11.30 - 12.30

Lunch

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch

12.30 - 13.30

Roundtable II – Identifying knowledge and data gaps necessary to formulating a policy response to extremist use of the Internet.

Moderator: Phil Gurski

  • Rafal Rohozinski, Director of SecDev Group, Senior Consultant Fellow at International Institute for Strategic Research, Canada
  • Ikbaljan Mirsayitov, Senior Adviser, Search for Common Ground, Kyrgyzstan
    “PVE in Central Asian Countries: An Attempt to Conceptualize Knowledge and Lessons Learned”Download
  • Artem Goryainov, Deputy Director of Public Fund CIIP, Kyrgyzstan
    “Internet as a Factor of Security in Central Asia: Pros and Cons”Download
  • Anastassiya Reshetnyak, Research Fellow at the Department of Foreign Policy and International Security, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of RK
    “Youth of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Perception of Terrorism and Extremism Threats: Policy Conclusions”Download
13.30 - 14.40

Roundtable II – Identifying knowledge and data gaps necessary to formulating a policy response to extremist use of the Internet.

Moderator: Phil Gurski

  • Rafal Rohozinski, Director of SecDev Group, Senior Consultant Fellow at International Institute for Strategic Research, Canada
  • Ikbaljan Mirsayitov, Senior Adviser, Search for Common Ground, Kyrgyzstan
    “PVE in Central Asian Countries: An Attempt to Conceptualize Knowledge and Lessons Learned”Download
  • Artem Goryainov, Deputy Director of Public Fund CIIP, Kyrgyzstan
    “Internet as a Factor of Security in Central Asia: Pros and Cons”Download
  • Anastassiya Reshetnyak, Research Fellow at the Department of Foreign Policy and International Security, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of RK
    “Youth of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Perception of Terrorism and Extremism Threats: Policy Conclusions”Download
13.30 - 14.40

Discussion

14.40 - 15.30

Discussion

14.40 - 15.30

Coffee break

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee break

15.30 - 16.00

Roundtable III – Best practices and approaches to combating and mitigating the impact and effectiveness of online propaganda and the role of the private sector.

 

Moderator: Ikbaljan Mirsayitov

  • Evgeny Pitolin, Managing Director of the Regional Office in Central Asia and Mongolia, Kaspersky Lab
  • Arman Abdrasilov, Director, Centre for Analysis and Investigation of Cyber Attacks (ЦАРКА, Cybersec.Kz), Kazakhstan
  • Matthew Pringle, Project Director, SecDev Group, Канада
  • Roman Kononov, Director, Centre for Information Security, Kyrgyzstan
  • Mirgul Karimova, Project Coordinator, Search for Common Ground, Kyrgyzstan
    “Social Media for Deradicalization in Kyrgyzstan: A Model for Central Asia”
    Download
  • Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy for Facebook in India and
    South & Central Asia (a Video-conference presentation)
16.00 - 17.10

Roundtable III – Best practices and approaches to combating and mitigating the impact and effectiveness of online propaganda and the role of the private sector.

 

Moderator: Ikbaljan Mirsayitov

  • Evgeny Pitolin, Managing Director of the Regional Office in Central Asia and Mongolia, Kaspersky Lab
  • Arman Abdrasilov, Director, Centre for Analysis and Investigation of Cyber Attacks (ЦАРКА, Cybersec.Kz), Kazakhstan
  • Matthew Pringle, Project Director, SecDev Group, Канада
  • Roman Kononov, Director, Centre for Information Security, Kyrgyzstan
  • Mirgul Karimova, Project Coordinator, Search for Common Ground, Kyrgyzstan
    “Social Media for Deradicalization in Kyrgyzstan: A Model for Central Asia”
    Download
  • Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy for Facebook in India and
    South & Central Asia (a Video-conference presentation)
16.00 - 17.10

Day 2

Welcome Coffee. Registration

09.00 - 09.30

Welcome Coffee. Registration

09.00 - 09.30

Second Day Welcoming Remarks

09.30 - 09.40

Second Day Welcoming Remarks

09.30 - 09.40

Roundtable IV – Policy and programmatic entry points – coordinated national PVE strategies consistent with development priorities and international norms and instruments.

 

Moderator: Matthew Pringle

  • Adam Hadley, Project Director, ICT4Peace Foundation, Switzerland Download
  • Phil Gurski, President & CEO, Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, Canada
  • Rafal Rohozinski, Director of SecDev Group, Canada
  • Yuliya Denisenko, Director of Association of Religious Study Centres, Kazakhstan
    “Multistakeholder platform to monitor extremism online”
    Download
  • Kumar Bekbolotov, Partner, Promotank, Kyrgyzstan
    “The role of soft power in CVE: critical thinking and media literacy skills”
  • Prof. Vafobek Barombekov, Head of Sociology Department, Tajik National University, Tajikistan
09.40 - 10.50

Roundtable IV – Policy and programmatic entry points – coordinated national PVE strategies consistent with development priorities and international norms and instruments.

 

Moderator: Matthew Pringle

  • Adam Hadley, Project Director, ICT4Peace Foundation, Switzerland Download
  • Phil Gurski, President & CEO, Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, Canada
  • Rafal Rohozinski, Director of SecDev Group, Canada
  • Yuliya Denisenko, Director of Association of Religious Study Centres, Kazakhstan
    “Multistakeholder platform to monitor extremism online”
    Download
  • Kumar Bekbolotov, Partner, Promotank, Kyrgyzstan
    “The role of soft power in CVE: critical thinking and media literacy skills”
  • Prof. Vafobek Barombekov, Head of Sociology Department, Tajik National University, Tajikistan
09.40 - 10.50

Coffee break

10.50 - 11.10

Coffee break

10.50 - 11.10

Discussion

11.10 - 12.10

Discussion

11.10 - 12.10

Summary

12.10 - 13.00

Summary

12.10 - 13.00

Lunch

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

13.00 - 14.00

Bilateral and private meetings

14.00 - 15.00

Bilateral and private meetings

14.00 - 15.00

Central Asia Security Forum

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