Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development (CALP) as a flagship ESD initiative empowering youth to promote sustainable development (SD) in Central Asia
According to the Agenda-2030 and SDGs , it is assumed that by 2030, young people will be provided with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for SD. The Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development (CALP) builds on achievements and lessons of the CAREC Young Leaders Programme of 2006-2008 and UNEP Leadership Program implemented in Tongji University, Shanghai, China . In 2010 1st CALP was designed for mid-level officials, and comprised of three dimensions - human, environment and SD . Nowadays, CALP became one of the successful examples of multi-pair partnership, cross- sectoral capacity building initiative the region of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. After 12 years CALP remains a recognized platform for youth’ regional cooperation.