Stakeholder coordination meeting, Ust-Kamenogorsk, February, 12, 2015

The meeting was hosted and led by the Akimat of East Kazakhstan oblast in collaboration with NGO Eco-Altai. The meeting was aimed at sharing information and at developing common plans and strategies that encourage new ideas and methods among stakeholders involved in tourism development. The important goal of the meeting was to initiate the creation of Public Council on SRT linked to and governed by oblast administration. Representatives from key stakeholders (PAs, LAs, local entrepreneurs, cultural and educational institutions, 3 municipal authorities)

The meeting contributed to development of vital partnerships and strengthening the capabilities of participants to resolve common and/or specific problems in SRT and helped to outreach to wider communities in the region. The first draft of Public Council on SRT was presented and discussed and will be further improved by EcoAltai and disseminated for potential Council participants for approval.