SUSTAINABLE KAZAKHSTAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SKRI)
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Kazakhstan was one of the 193 countries from around the world that adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These goals are an unprecedented commitment by world leaders from around the globe to put sustainability as the overarching theme for human development encompassing the triple bottom line: society, environment and the economy. The new agenda is people-centered, universal, transformative and integrated. It calls for action by all countries for all people until 2030 in five areas of critical importance: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.

The national framework for the SDGs was established in Kazakhstan through a Decree by the Prime Minister. This included the formulation of a Coordination Council on SDGs under the chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Minister, and five inter-sectoral working groups on the critical areas of importance. Transformational changes are needed in all sectors in order to assist Kazakhstan and the global community in developing solutions to these pressing global needs. The SKRI aims to make a significant contribution this transformation at Narxoz University, in Kazakhstan and globally by building a culture of sustainability through partnerships, research initiatives and field work, emphasizing solutions driven research.
CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE 2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN KAZAKHSTAN, CENTRAL ASIA AND GLOBALLY
Ensure all research and project activities give consideration too, and reference the SDGs
CONTRIBUTE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE KAZAKHSTAN 2050 STRATEGY WITH EMPHASIS ON THE SEVEN PRIORITY AREAS AND KAZAKHSTAN'S TRANSITION TOWARDS A GREEN ECONOMY
Implement research and projects that contribute to the Strategy and Kazakhstan's green transition
PROVIDE SUSTAINABILITY EXPERTISE, TRAININGS AND SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR
Implement trainings, consultancy work and other services to the public and private sector
BECOME A LEADING APPLIED RESEARCH INSTITUTION FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN CENTRAL ASIA AND BEYOND
Conduct quality research and be a hub for sustainability knowledge by connecting Narxoz University to other academic, civil, and state institutions in Central Asia
CONTRIBUTE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNESCO GLOBAL ACTION PLAN ON EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRIORITY ACTION AREAS
We seek to "reorient education and learning so that everyone has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to sustainable development";
And "to strengthen education and learning in all agendas, programmes and activities that promote sustainable development".
Implement the whole school approach at Narxoz University
BUILD A CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY AT NARXOZ UNIVERSITY, KAZAKHSTAN, CENTRAL ASIA AND GLOBALLY THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS, RESEARCH INITIATIVES AND FIELD WORK THAT EMPHASIZE SOLUTIONS DRIVEN RESEARCH
Create strong partnerships locally, nationally, regionally and internationally
Implement the whole school approach to operations at Narxoz University
Teach through action by conducting our work, our Institute and ourselves in line with the principle of sustainability.
BRENDAN DUPREY
DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABLE KAZAKHSTAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SKRI), ASSOCIATED PROFESSOR, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Brendan is the founding Director of the Sustainable Kazakhstan Research Institute (SKRI) and Associated Professor on Sustainable Development at Narxoz University. Brendan has been working globally for over a decade on solutions driven sustainability programs and research. Over the course of his career, he has been known as a sustainability leader with the ability to integrate its diverse aspects to drive solutions by connecting and leading teamwork across-sectors. His greatest success was leading the five year Framework Program "Education for Sustainable Development in the Western Balkans: Education for Sustainable Futures (2012-2017)".

Through his leadership the Program was instrumental in integrating sustainable development concepts and ideas into the broader educational reforms that are currently underway in the region as part of the global shift to the outcome based learning approach to education in the countries of Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. This success was selected as a best practice for the UNECE evaluation report "Ten Years of the UNECE Strategy on ESD (2005-2015)". He was also a TEDx speaker where he shared his views on how educational reforms can be used as a tool for sustainable development. Brendan holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Central European University. His academic interests include: Sustainable Development Goals, environmental and public policy, implementation, multi-level governance, educational reforms through ESD and transformational change management. He has taught classes on sustainable development, global environmental governance, environmental policy implementation, and the Sustainable Development Goals. He has multiple publications, including in internationally recognized peer reviewed journals.
ASSOCIATED FACULTY FOR SKRI
EWAN SIMPSON
Dr. Simpson is a native of Scotland and became the Dean of the School of Economics and Social Sciences at Narxoz University in Almaty, Kazakhstan in August 2018.
ANJAN GHOSH
Dr. Anjan Ghosh, PhD ( Strategic Management, IIM Calcutta) is driven by discovery and instrumentalist research- research that is useful for practice. His research, teaching and consulting interests situate at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship, organizational change and inclusive development
TURSYNGUL GUMAROVA
Dr. Gumarova is the Director of the Educational Program "Ecology". Her teaching disciplines are: Ecology and Sustainable Development, Integrated Water Resources Management, Alternative Energy Sources and the Green Economy. She has published ten articles on sustainable development.
JOHN A. SWEENEY
Dr. John A. Sweeney is an award-winning futurist, designer, and author. He consults widely and has delivered keynote presentations, seminars, and training courses in over 40 countries on six continents.
DIMITRIY KIM
Dmitriy Kim is a mathematician, specialist in Probability and Statistics. He graduated from Kazakh National university and Novosibirsk state university and was a visiting researcher at several European institutes and universities. His scientific background includes statistical modelling complex stochastic models.
RASIMA SALIMBAEVA
Rasima is a candidate of economic sciences, associate professor of the educational program «Ecology». She has been conducting pedagogical work at the Narxoz University for 14 years, during the scientific and pedagogical activity 42 scientific papers on socio-environmental and economic problems and a textbook entitled «Social Ecology and Sustainable Development».
NURLAN ADILKHANULY
Nurlan is an associate professor in the School of Society, Technology and the Environment at Narxoz University. He has a deep understanding of international relations, higher education and foreign policy. He has worked as a diplomat in the Kazakhstan Embassies in Moscow (Russia), Islamabad (Pakistan) and Ashgabat (Turkmenistan).
MS. ALMIRA DAULBAEVA
Ms. Almira Daulbaeva, PhD, Assistant Professor of "Ecology" Educational Program at Narxoz University. She has been involved in research work related to issues of air pollution and participated in research projects on this topic for several years. Over the period of her scientific and pedagogical activity,
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Brendan Duprey
PHD, DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABLE KAZAKHSTAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ASSOCIATED PROFESSOR, SUSTAINABILITY)
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