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

Format: Online

Date: 15 – 17 October, 2020

Extended paper proposal deadline: August 1, 2020

(min. 500 words – max. 1,000 words)

Full paper submission deadline: September 25, 2020

(min. 6,000 words – max. 10,000 words)

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:

  • Sustainable Development and Governance
  • Urbanization and smart cities 
  • Gender equality and Sustainable development
  • Poverty, inequality and inclusive growth 
  • Policies and Politics of development
  • Climate and Global environmental change challenges and policies
  • Disaster risk management and policy initiatives

Key dates:

Submission of paper proposal – August 1, 2020

Notification of results – August 15, 2020

Full paper submission deadline – September 25, 2020

Registration deadline – September 30, 2020

Conference – 15- 17 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 Brochure

Read about the past GSPP Conferences