On 27 February the British Council organised a networking event as part of the Atyrau I-SEED: Innovations – Social Entrepreneurship and Education Development programme it runs in partnership with Chevron.
The event brought together young budding entrepreneurs from across the Atyrau region to exchange ideas, experiences and contracts. The highlight of the event was a talk by Aibek Rakhim, founder of the Tazalyk waste sorting project, on how to launch an environmental business from scratch. 
The I-SEED programme has been running in Atyrau since 2017. It is part of Chevron’s Youth Development Programme and provides young people with innovative and interactive educational and training opportunities, particularly around social entrepreneurship and the development of knowledge and skills to help them secure future employment and to make positive contributions to the development of their local communities.