Central Asia Clean Energy Forum
On September 13-15, 2022, USAID will hold the first Central Asia Clean Energy Forum (CACEF) in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
A Power Pioneer in Kazakhstan
As a child growing up in the tiny village of Baydala in northern Kazakhstan, one of Mariyash Salimgereyevna Zhakupova’s daily chores was cleaning the family’s kerosene lamp. To her small hands, it was heavy and sticky, but it had to be done, for it was the family’s only source of light once evening fell.