On April 21, 2021, Maigul Nugmanova, Director of the Gender Economics Research Center (GERC), Oleg Kozyrev, Advocacy Adviser of Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan and Mieke Meurs, the international expert of GERC, professor at the American University (Washington, DC), spoke at the Global week – Global Development day CREATING THE FUTURE: PARTNERSHIP RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT organized by Narxoz University.
During her speech Maygul Nugmanova talked about the partners of the GERC and the conditions of cooperation with them. Oleg Kozyrev spoke about the activities of the Soros Kazakhstan-Foundation and the projects supported by the Fund. Professor Meurs made a video message where she noted the importance the Gender Economics Research Center’s work in promoting research and training experts in the field of gender economics in Kazakhstan and Central Asia; the importance of gender analysis of economic issues and the development of recommendations that contribute to the economic empowerment of women and ultimately bring benefits for the whole society. In her opinion, the analysis carried out by the Fellows of the Center provides important information that will later play a significant role in emerging political debates.