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.