UNAI Hub KazNU attends Strategic Prioritization Retreat for Sustainable Development Goals

On October 15-16, 2019, al-Farabi Kazakh National University which is Global Hub of UN “Academic Impact” initiative has taken part in the Strategic Prioritization Retreat in Nur-Sultan city. The key goal of the event is to work out a detailed plan on 17 Sustainable Development Goals implementation in Kazakhstan. In the frame of the meeting representatives from 19 UN agencies working in Kazakhstan as well as government and non-government organizations.

Norimasa Shimomura who is a Permanent Coordinator of the United Nations in the Republic of Kazakhstan opened the conference highlighting the principles of cooperation in the implementation of sustainable development goals. Moreover, it was attended by the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the representative of the Ministry of National Economy, Associations of Women with Disabilities “Shirak”, President of Nazarbayev University and UNICEF Representative in Kazakhstan.

The mass-scale conference included plenary sessions dedicated to brief solution-oriented issues such as:

  • A program of cooperation: a key tool for achieving agenda 2030;
  • Development context in Kazakhstan;
  • Identification of potential strategic priorities for the cooperation program;
  • Identification of key results of the cooperation program: next steps to finalize the cooperation program;

The participants raised various questions of special interests and presented results-based management and a rights-based approach achievable through cooperation goals.

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