Sister Networks

Programs & Events

Capturing the momentum of the leadership workshops

CELA Summits, Reunion and Briefings

If the summer leadership workshops are the beginning of the CELA experience, radiating from that core are collaborative activities designed to engage CELA fellows as they are inducted into the larger network. Summits, Reunions and Briefings reinvigorate the network as platforms for face-to-face meetings that serve as an opportunity for CELA members to catch up, exchange insights and develop new collaborations for professional success. Key events are the Summits, bringing together all CELA members to date, and themed smaller reunions and briefings that keep them connected and open to new trends in the region.

The initial series of reunions were staged in Istanbul, Turkey (April 2003), Mtskheta, Georgia (May 2004), Almaty, Kazakhstan (October 2004), and Bakuriani, Georgia (2006). CELA members also got together when the program was showcased in 2005 in Astana, Kazakhstan within the framework of the conference of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
On the initiative of CELA fellows, themed briefings (seminar or study-tour format) have been held in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan (2006, 2007), Yerevan, Armenia (2007), Baku, Azerbaijan (2007), Bukhara, Uzbekistan (2007).  Other themed briefings have been held in Yerevan, Armenia (2007), Baku, Azerbaijan (2007), Bukhara, Uzbekistan (2007), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (2007), Almaty, Kazakhstan (2008), Tbilisi, Georgia (2008) Dushanbe and the Pamir, Tajikistan (2008), Kabul, Afghanistan (2008), Bishkek (2009) and Tbilisi (2010).  In 2010, more than 80 CELA members attended the first Summit at Koç University in Istanbul for the purpose of installing its newly elected governing Board of members and developing the operating principals by which CELA would be guided.

Since that time there have been further meetings in Astana, Kazakhstan (2011), Dushanbe and the Pamir, Tajikistan (2011), Yerevan, Armenia (2012), Baku, Azerbaijan (2013), Bishkek (2013), and Tashkent, Uzbekistan (2014).  These events each consistently draw 40 different CELA members.

The Global Network Summit was held in August of 2014, spanning 10 days with sequential meetings in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.  Nearly 100 members of the CELA network and 60 members of the MELA, SEALA and SIBF networks attended the proceedings. Additionally, the annual Summits of these other networks are open to CELA members and over 50 have attended Summits held by other networks in the past three years.



General Data
Area: 647,500 thousand square kilometers
Population: approximately 32,738,400 (the population of Afghanistan is divided into a wide variety of ethnic groups. Because a systematic census has not been held in the country in decades, exact figures about the size and composition of the various ethnic groups are not available. Therefore most figures are approximations only: Pashtun: 42%, Tajik: 27%, Hazara: 9%, Uzbek: 9%, Aimak: 4%, Turkmen: 3%, Baloch: 2%, Other: 4%)
Capital: Kabul
President: Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
Official language: Pashto and Dari
Religion: Muslim (99%)


General Data
Area: 29.74 thousand square kilometers
Population: 3,222,900 [97,2 % of Armenia’s population are Armenians. Minorities living in Armenia include Yezidis, Russians, Kurds, Assyrians, Greeks, and others.]
Capital: Yerevan
President: Mr. Serzh Sargisyan
Official language: Armenian
Religion: Christian (99%)


General Data
Area: 86.6 thousand square kilometers
Population: 9,356,500 (2013 estimate)
Capital: Baku
President: Mr. Ilham Aliyev
Official language: Azerbaijani
Religion: 93% Muslim, 4% Christians, 3% – other religions.


General Data
Area: 69,700 thousand square kilometers
Population: 4,469,200 (84% Georgians, 6.5% Azeri, 5.7%, Armenians, 1.5% Russians, 2.5% others)
Capital: Tbilisi
President: Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili
Official language: Georgian
Religion: Orthodox Christianity (82%)


General Data
Area: 2,724,9 sq. km
Population: 16,911,911 (2013 est.)
Capital: Astana
President: Mr. Nursultan Nazarbaev
Official language: Kazakh and Russian
Religion: Three main religions include Muslim 47%; Russian Orthodox 44%; Protestant 2%, other 7%


General Data
Area: 199,900 sq. km
Population: 5,550,239 (2011 est.) 68.9% Kyrgyz, 14.4% Uzbek, 9.1% Russian, 7.6% others.
Capital: Bishkek
President: Almazbek Atambayev
Official language: Kyrgyz and Russian
Religion: The Population of Kyrgyzstan is 75% Muslim, 20% Russian Orthodox and 5% other.



General Data
Area: 143,100 sq. km
Population: 7,616,000 (2011 estimate) 79.9% Tajik, 15.3% Uzbek, 1.1% Russian, 1.1% Kyrgyz, 2.6% others
Capital: Dushanbe
President: Emomali Rahmon
Official language: Tajik
Religion: 85–90% of the population of Tajikistan is Muslim, mostly Sunni, roughly 4% are Christian, mostly Russian Orthodox, and less than 1% is Jews.



General DataArea: 491,210 sq. km
Population: 5,125,693 (2012 estimate)
Capital: Ashgabat
President: Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Official language: Turkmen
Religion: 89 Muslim, 9% adhere to the Eastern Orthodox Church, and for 2% others.



General Data
Area: 447,400 sq. km
Population: 29,559,100 (2012 estimate) 80% Uzbek, 5.5% Russian, 5.0% Tajik, 3.0% Kazakh, 2.5% Karakalpak, 1.5% Tatar, 2.5% others.
Capital: Tashkent
President: Islam Karimov
Official language: Uzbek
Religion: 90% Muslim, 6% Christian and 4% others.

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