Kazakhstan

national Network
Region: Asia & Pacific

SDSN Kazakhstan, hosted by the Graduate School of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University and established in 2020, mobilizes its members in Kazakhstan and leverages their strengths to help realize the SDGs. Key focus areas include engaging with policymakers through publishing reports on Kazakhstan’s track to achieving the SDGs and hosting annual large-scale thematic conferences on the SDGs.

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Researchers Collaborate on Report About Fossil Fuel and Global Production

SDSN researchers Serik Orazgaliyev and Aliya Sembayeva contributed to the 4th Production Gap Report published by the UNEP and SEI, which tracks the discrepancy between governments’ planned fossil fuel production and global production levels consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C or 2°C. Particularly, they provided input to Kazakhstan’s country profile, evaluating governments’ latest climate ambitions and their plans, policies, and strategies that support fossil fuel production or the transition away from it. The report was widely discussed in reputable media outlets, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Guardian.

Thematic Conferences Convene Multi-sector Stakeholders to Address SDG Implementation

SDSN Kazakhstan hosted its annual large-scale thematic conferences on the SDGs. The first was held in May 2023, and covered three research priority areas of SDSN Kazakhstan: 1) Land, Water, and Communities; 2) Energy and Climate; and 3) Education and Partnerships. It brought 350 participants from academia to government, to non-profit organizations and broader civil society. In 2024, the 2nd annual conference on ‘Localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across sectors in Central Asia’ will take place, where challenges in SDG localization and implementation both at national and subnational levels across a variety of sectors will be discussed.

SDSN Kazakhstan Network Members

Organization Country Network Sector
Suleyman Demirel University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Al Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Atyrau State University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Gender Economics Research Center (GERC) Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute),Research Institution
Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Akhmet Yassawi University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Nazarbayev University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Narxoz University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Astana Civil Service Hub Kazakhstan Kazakhstan UN Agency/Affiliate
Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Research Institution,Non-Governmental Organization
Non-profit Joint Stock Company "Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications named Gumarbek Daukeyev" Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Saken Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University (KATU) Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Research Institution
Kazakh National Agrarian Research University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Almaty Management University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Kazakh-British Technical University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
M.Narikbayev KAZGUU University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Karaganda Medical University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Union of Legal Entities "Coalition for a Green Economy and Development of G-Global" Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Government Agency
Sarsen Amanzholov East Kazakhstan University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Ualikhanov University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute),Research Institution
M. Auezov South Kazakhstan University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Karaganda Buketov University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Sh. Yessenov Caspian University of Technologies and Engineering (Yessenov University) Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute)
Satbayev Kazakh National Research Technical University Kazakhstan Kazakhstan University (Department/Institute),Research Institution

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Team

Serik Orazgaliyev

  • Chair
  • SDSN Kazakhstan

Stefanos Xenarios

  • Advisor
  • SDSN Kazakhstan

Malika Tazhmuratova

  • Network Manager
  • SDSN Kazakhstan

SDSN Focal Point

Nur Amirah binti Abdul Majid

  • Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Lead
  • Networks Program