Narxoz University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2021
20.04 - 22.04
Global Days
Global Week is aimed at building an efficient and effective ecosystem of partnerships focused on creating a sustainable university through our comprehensive and forward-looking network of stakeholders: business partners, alumni, and friends of Narxoz University.

Agenda

Global Partnership Day
20 of April 2021
SHAPING THE FUTURE:
PARTNERING RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

We will be highlighting the best practices that engage both business expertise and academia to make contributions toward a sustainable Kazakhstan. Strategic partners and alumni of Narxoz will be sharing knowledge toward both broadening and deepening knowledge of sustainability issues within the local community.

In our discussions we will focus on SDG 17: The Role of Partnerships for Achieving the SDGs. Asking alumni what commitments they can make they can play to help academia assist in achieving the SDGs through the facilitation of partnerships between academia, policy makers, businesses and other community stakeholders through the design, development and execution of local, central and international cooperation programs and projects for sustainable development. As well as identifying and scaling creative solutions to complex problems.

Global Development Day
21 of April 2021
We are currently engaged in an ambitious transformation to become a largely English-medium institution with an inward orientation toward positive social transformation while serving as a cultural, educational and intellectual bridge to the global world. Narxoz is accredited and affiliated with several prestigious institutions and this will help us reinforce this role, and further help us become and remain the standout undergraduate and graduate social and business programs in Central Asia.

Narxoz Green Day
22 of April 2021
Towards Sustainable Campus Operations:

We will work with students, faculty and support staff to foster a culture of self-sustainability and make the entire campus environmentally friendly. The Green Narxoz Day will enable the university to develop our campus as a living laboratory for innovation and is dedicated to Earth Day that is celebrated all around the world. Narxoz University will be a part of global environmental events, conducted by Sustainable Kazakhstan Research Institute.

5R PRINCIPLE: REFUSE< REUSE<REDUCE< REPURPOSE<RECYCLE

STEP 1
Principle of every one has to develop a plan to spend one day under the mottos “NO PLASTIC”, “NO PAPER”, “NO CAR”. That means we don’t buy anything that is made of plastic or contains plastic. We also don’t use anything made of plastic that we have to throw away after using it. So no food wrapped in plastic, no plastic bags, no take-away coffee in plastic cups and so on. We do not print and think before printing. “No Car” movement will enable Narxoz to find the best mode of transportation and help to shift away from car dependence.

STEP 2
Principle of the Best Practices in Waste Treatment and Recycling. We will present examples of good waste practices and create videos with MyTAZALYK and Kazakhstan Waste Recycling companies. These actions will not only raise awareness on waste issues and organize the waste management projects among the Narxoz students but provide information on waste separation, recycling possibilities and present how to get jobs in this sector.


STEP 3
Principle of “Green Corner”. Narxoz will establish a consumer- friendly and household-friendly network of e-waste and waste batteries collection in order to facilitate the correct discarding process for such waste. One of the goals is to change neighbourhood habits and achieve the maximum efficiency in the separation of this type of waste. Street bins at Narxoz Campus for collecting small household appliances and waste batteries at several waste bin areas throughout the neighborhood. The Green corner bins will collect paper, plastic and waste batteries.

Program Speakers
Stanislav Buyanskiy
Rector of Narxoz University
Mette Morsing
Head of PRME Principles for Responsible Management Education, United Nations Global Compact at UN Global Compact

Vlastimil Samek
Representative of the Department of Public Information in the United Nations Office in Almaty
Sayat Kenebayev
Deputy Director Department of Social Policy and Development of State Bodies, Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Olena Bondarenko
Deputy Director, Eurasian Center for Economic and Legal Research, Narxoz University
Zhailagul Sagyndykova
Dr. Zhailagul Sagyndykova and Penn State, Head of International Development and Partnerships office, Narxoz University
Maigul Nugmanova
Director, Gender Economics Research Center, Narxoz University and SOROS Foundation
Oleg Kozyrev
Soros Foundation, Advocacy Adviser
Brendan Duprey
Director of Sustainable Kazakhstan Research Institute
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Dana Shayakhmet
Director of the Center for Creative Industries at AlmaU
Mieke Meurs
PhD, Professor, Co-Director of Gender Analysis in Economics Program, American University, Washington DC
Galina Korertskaya
Head of Arts and Creative Economy in Central Asia at British Council
Ernar Kurmashev
Deputy Chairman of the Board of the State Center for Support of National Cinema
Asem Tnalina
Ernst&Young
Siddharth Saxena
University of Cambridge, Principal Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, Director, Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies
Anjan Ghosh
Director, Silk Road Case Center, Narxoz University
Maia Chankseliani
Associate professor of Comparative and International Education, Oxford University


Akbota Askanbay
Corporate governance expert, director, PwC Kazakhstan
Zhuldyz Galiakpar
Social performance Adviser, Shell Kazakhstan
Anar Nurbayeva
Department of Gender and Economic Inclusion, EBRD
Anar Zhumagulova
CSR manager, Beeline
Representative from the Kazakhstan Ministry of Ecology Geology and Natural Resources
Sven-Olov Carlsson
EU Ambassador to Kazakhstan
Willy Kempel
Ambassador of Austria to Kazakhstan
Zafar Makhmudov
Central Asia Regional Environmental Centre, Executive Director

Students Research Council Representatives

Schedule

20 of April 2021

21 of April 2021

22 of April 2021

Day 1- Global Partnership Day.

20 of April 2021

Moderator: Anel Umbetova and Lennora Crilov

Narxoz International Development and Partnerships Office

09:00 – 09:30
Penn State University (USA) 

09:30 – 10:00
EFMD Global (Norway)

10:00 – 10:30
University of Pittsburgh (USA)
10:30– 11:00
Ventspils University of Applied Sciences (Latvia) 

11:00 – 11:30
Global volunteers: Miriam Hinthorn (USA), Somaya Wasit (Afganistan)
11:30–12:00
Financial Economic University (Mongolia)

12:00 – 12:30
Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan)

12:30 – 13:00
 Beijing Foreign Studies University (China) 

13:00 – 13:30
Financial University under the Government of Russian Federation (Russia)

13:30 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 14:30
 Excelia Group, School of Tourism&Hospitality (France)    

14:30 – 15:00
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands) 

15:00 – 17:30
Students' presentations
17:30 – 17:40
Closing of Global Partnership Day

Day 2 - Global Development Day.

Shaping the Future: Partnering Academia, Research and Business for Sustainability

21st of April 2021

Themes: How to develop partnerships academia, business and development community for the implementation of the SDGs (focused cases on justice, gender, health and environment, diversity and representation in business).


Moderator: Dr. Stanislav Buyanskiy, Narxoz University, Rector

09:00 – 09:30
Registration  
09:30 – 09:40
Dr. Stanislav Buyanskiy, Rector of Narxoz University
Opening

09:40–10:00
Dr. Mette Morsing, Head of PRME Principles for Responsible Management Education, United Nations Global Compact at UN Global Compact
Greetings from PRME
10:00 – 10:20
Mr. Vlastimil Samek, Representative of the Department of Public Information in the United Nations Office in Almaty
10:20 – 11:00
Mr. Sayat Kenebayev, Deputy Director of Department of Social Policy and Development of State Bodies, Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
11:00 – 11:15
Coffee Break

Session 1 - Expert Panel

Partnerships for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Moderator: Dr. Brendan Duprey, Narxoz University, Sustainable Kazakhstan Research Institute

11:00 – 11:35
Partnerships for Justice and Effective Institutions in Kazakhstan
Ms. Olena Bondarenko, Deputy Director, Eurasian Center for Economic and Legal Research, Narxoz University
11:35 – 12:00
Narxoz Global’s Role in Fostering Partnerships for SDGs Current Work and Future Prospects
Dr. Zhailagul Sagyndykova and Penn State, Head of International Development office, Narxoz University

12:00 – 12:25
Fostering Partnerships in Gender Studies: The Case of GERC
Ms. Maigul Nugmanova, Director, Gender Economics Research Center, Narxoz University and SOROS Foundation

Oleg Kozyrev, Soros Foundation, Advocacy Adviser

Mieke Meurs, American University, Washington DC, Co-Director of Gender Analysis in Economics Program
12:25 – 12:50
SKRIs Role in Forging Partnerships for the SDGs for Health and Environment: Case Study and Future Prospects
Dr. Brendan Duprey, Director of Sustainable Kazakhstan Research Institute

Session 2 - Expert Panel

Partnerships for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals: Creative Spark at Narxoz University

Moderator: Dana Shayakhmet, Narxoz University, Coordinator of Creative Spark Project

14:00 – 14:25
The Role of Education in the Development of Creative Industries
Ms. Dana Shayakhmet, Director of the Center for Creative Industries at AlmaU
14:25 – 14:50
Framework of Creative Central Asia Network (CCAN)
Ms. Galina Korertskaya, Head of Arts and Creative Economy in Central Asia at British Council
14:50 – 15:15
How to develop creative economy in Kazakhstan? Basic principles and approaches!
Ernar Kurmashev, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the State Center for Support of National Cinema
15:15 – 15:40
The Role of Private Sector in Empowering Creative Entrepreneurs
Ms. Asem Tnalina, Ernst&Young

Session 2 - Expert Panel

Partnerships for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals: Creative Spark at Narxoz University

GUEST SPEAKER

16:00 – 16:30
Prof. Siddharth Saxena, University of Cambridge, Principal Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, Director, Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies
Eurasia’s Role in Global Sustainable Development Through Novel Scientific and Industrial Interconnections

Session 3 - Expert Panel

Local, Central, Global Futures: Shaping Tomorrow's Business Environment

Moderator: Zhailagul Sagyndykova. Dr. Zhailagul Sagyndykova and Penn State, Head of International Development and Partnerships office, Narxoz University

16:30 – 16:50
Tomorrow's Entrepreneur
Prof. Anjan Ghosh, Director, Silk Road Case Center, Narxoz University
16:50 – 17:10
University Research Capacity in Post Soviet Countries
Prof. Maia Chankseliani, Associate professor of Comparative and International Education, Oxford University
17:10 – 17:30
Sustainability through the lens of corporate
Akbota Askanbay, corporate governance expert, director, PwC Kazakhstan
17:30 – 17:50
Integration of the SDGs into the Company's Strategy and Development of Programs in the Areas of Corporate Responsibility
Ms. Zhuldyz Galiakpar, Social Affairs Adviser, Shell Kazakhstan
17:50 – 18:10
Ms. Anar Nurbayeva, Gender and Economic Inclusion, EBRD
18:10 – 18:30

"Beeline Kazakhstan: Implementation of the Principles of Sustainable Development in the Daily Practice of the Company»

Anar Zhumagulova, CSR manager, Beeline
18:30 – 18:50
Impact of COVID19 on SMEs in Central Asia
Dr. Brendan Duprey, Director of Sustainable Kazakhstan Research Institute
Aizhan Salimzhanova, Affiliated Researcher at SKRI, Narxoz University, PhD Candidate
18:50 – 19:00
Closing of Day 2.
Dr. Zhailagul Sagyndykova, Head of International Development office, Narxoz University

Day 3 - GREEN DAY AT NARXOZ CAMPUS

Session 4 - Solve Climate by 2030

22 of April 2021

Moderator: UN Representative, Ms. Elnara Bainazarova

Zoom: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqcuuqrzItGtee8higyuuZHGN6cOk128LP  
09:30 – 09:37
Opening of Green Day at Narxoz in the framework of the Earth Day 2021
Dr. Stanislav Buyansky, Rector of Narxoz University
09:40 – 09:47
Representative from the Kazakhstan Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources


09:50–09:57
Mr. Sven-Olov Carlsson, EU Ambassador to Kazakhstan
10:00 – 10:07
Mr. Willy Kempel, Ambassador of Austria to Kazakhstan
10:10 – 10:20
Break for participants play video
10:20 – 10:27
Role of Education for Climate Change Action and Sustainable Cities
Dr. Brendan Duprey, Director of Sustainable Kazakhstan Research Institute
10:30 – 10:37
Regional COP 26 Preparation Process and context for Kazakhstan
Mr. Zafar Makhmudov, Central Asia Regional Environmental Centre, Executive Director
10:40 – 10:47
 Addressing Climate Change: The Future Post 2030
Student Speaker

10:50 – 11:20
Q&A session
11:20 – 11:35
Recommendations for Action and Summary

Session 5

Moderator: Yekaterina Kalugina, Narxoz University, International Development and Partnership Office

14:00 – 15:00
Sorting together: Tazalyk App and Ecosen Collection Point to Help Everyone
Live stream @narxozkz with Aibek Rahim, Director of the Eco-company MyTazalyk
15:00 – 16:00
Our Best Environmental Conservation Projects
Live stream @narxozkz with environmental students at Narxoz University
16:00–17:00
Student Clubs and the Sustainable Development Goals
Live stream @narxozkz with Dina Baimukhanova, Dean for Work with Students, Narxoz University
17:00 – 18:00
@narxozkz live announcement of #NarxozGoGreen eco-challenge results and Global Week closure
18:00 – 19:00
Alumni Hour and Closing
Registration