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The meeting of the working group on the project «Smart Cities on the Silk Road» in the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

March 15, 2019: Al-Farabi Kazakh National University held a meeting of the working research group chaired by Burkitbaev Mukhambetkli Myrzabayevich. The working research group discussed the progress and schedule of organizational work on the project collective monograph «Smart Cities on the Silk Road».

The meeting was attended by members of the working group: the Director of the Ban Ki-moon Institute for Sustainable Development at – Rafis Abazov, as well as members of the working group Salnikov Vitaly Grigorievich; Alinov Maksat Sharapatovich; Bazarbaeva Tursynkul Amankeldievna.

The meeting of the working group was chaired by the First Vice-Rector of the KazNU, Professor M. Burkitbayev. He spoke about the progress in preparing the research monograph and on the confirmation of the schedule and draft table of content of the book. The participants also discussed questions about sending additional invitation letters in order to involve several additional authors and about preparing a round table on April 10. Also were considered questions about the preparation of the section at the Al Farabi Readings in April 2019 and the preparation for the AEF-2019.

Participants of the meeting noted the importance of the project “Smart City on the Silk Road” and learning about the international experience in the development of smart and sustainable cities and campuses in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

According to the final protocol of the meeting, following was decided: to hold a round table on March 20 on the book and organize a session within the framework of the “Farabi readings” at the beginning of April 2019.


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BKMISD at KazNU held a round table a forum in support of initiatives UN Secretary-General António Guterres on gender equality and violence against women

November 27, 2018. BKMISD at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University held a round table and a forum on the initiatives of the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on gender equality and combating violence against women. The initiator of the event was the Union of Women at KazNU with the support of the UN Department of Public Information (UNIC) in Kazakhstan, Global Hub of UNAI on Sustainability, Ban Ki-moon Institute for Sustainable Development, UNESCO Chairs in Sustainable Development, and UNESCO Chairs in Media.

Opening the event, the representative of the UN Department of Public Information in Kazakhstan Vlastimil Samek (via the Internet) spoke about the UN initiatives on gender equality and the fight against violence against women. On December 17, 1999, the UN General Assembly declared November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. He also spoke about how the world community celebrates November 25, proclaimed by the UN as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Representative of the Ban Ki-moon Institute for Sustainable Development Abazov Rafis focused on the role of universities in promoting gender equality. The speaker stressed that “modern universities play a big role in promoting and supporting UN initiatives in the field of gender equality and combating violence against women. This is due to the special position of universities in society as centers of intellectual thought, as well as the fact that universities are laying the foundations for the education and upbringing of young people in every state. ”

Chairman of the Women’s Union at KazNU Doctor of Philology, Professor, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan, Head of the Department of Russian Philology and World Literature, Bayan Dzholdasbekova informed about the work of the Women’s Union among students and teaching staff in promoting gender equality and working among girls on vocational guidance. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University has been working for many years for a public organization – the Union of Women of the Kazakh National University, which fully supports the rights and opportunities of women at the university. The Union of Women of the Kazakh National University on a voluntary basis unites women’s councils, unions, associations, committees and clubs operating at the university. Choosing the right profession allows young women to find their place in society. Dr. Dzholdasbekova stressed that this is precisely why the initiatives of Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, receive full support from the universities of the world in general, and the universities of Kazakhstan, in particular.

Head of the UNESCO Chair for Sustainable Development Tursunkul Bazarbayeva and Head of the Chair of UNESCO, International Journalism and Media in Society Nazgul Shyngysova conveyed about the work of their chairs to achieve full and equal access of women and girls to science and gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. It should be noted that the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming February 11 as International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

In the final part of the round table, there was a discussion on the coverage of the main tasks of the Union of Women of the KazNU and the ways of their implementation, and the criteria that the Union of Women of the KazNU focuses on in their work were presented.

 

Date:                    November 27, 2018

Duration:    15.00-16.30

Venue:        auditorium , 308 Al-Farabi Avenue 71, university administration,  KazNU, Almaty, Kazakhstan