Conference in Nur-Sultan discusses sustainable development goals in Central Asia and challenges of COVID-19

The online conference, which creates a communication platform between scientists and practitioners and discusses sustainable development goals in Central Asia in the post-COVID-19 era, kicked off in Nur-Sultan. The fourth annual international virtual conference organized by Nazarbayev University will be held in the format of panel discussions and workshops, where the participants will discuss the issues of transboundary water resources, ecology, development of the systems of healthcare, education and public administration. The online event will be attended by participants from North America, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Caucasus, Central Asia and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Experts and scientists, researchers and civil service practitioners will be sharing the results of their research, knowledge and experience during the two-day conference. They will also have the opportunity to expand and strengthen their partnerships.

“The general topic of the conference is the new challenges that the world is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to emphasize one of the strongest sides of our conference. It’s a fact that we provide such a platform where both practical experts and academic researchers can share, exchange opinions, as well as talk about some joint projects. It is the platform where researchers present the results of their research, which they have been working on for quite a while, including the data that was collected and analyzed,” said Aziz Burkhanov, Associate Professor of Graduate School Of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University.