2020 GSPP Online Conference on Sustainable development goals in Central Asia and the challenges of COVID-19 (GSPPCONF2020)

Format: Online

Date: 15 – 16 October, 2020

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP) will host a conference with several panel sessions, keynote speakers and round table discussions. 

This event is designed to provide attendees with opportunities to discuss and find solutions on challenges related to Sustainable Development Goals in the era of post-COVID Central Asia and also create a network with scholars and practitioners by further providing the platform for young researchers and PhD students to present their research outcomes.

Panel sessions:

  • Climate, Environment and Human Development
  • Towards a water secure and sustainable recovery
  • Governance and Trust in the New Reality, organized in collaboration with Astana Civil Service Hub (ASCH)
  • Poverty reduction and economic development 
  • Policies, reforms, and natural resources in Central Asia
  • Climate action, energy transition and labor markets: Public policies and sectoral implications
  • Challenges of COVID-19 and Health management in Central Asia
  • Young Researchers, emerging research on SDGs – Policy and Governance
  • Young Researchers, emerging research on SDGs – Health and Educational perspectives

Key dates:

Conference – 15- 16 October 2020


To participate in the Conference please register online via https://gspp.nu.edu.kz/en/register/ 

Registration fee for all types of participants is – 2,000 kzt (~ US $5).

Nazarbayev University Community including faculty, staff, students and also students of other Kazakhstani universities are exempted from the conference registration fee. 

To submit paper proposal and full paper tap the link: https://gspp.nu.edu.kz/en/online-submission/

Please register first to receive promo code for online submission

For any further information please contact the Conference Secretariat: gsppconference@nu.edu.kz

Please download 2020 GSPP Conference program

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