Agenda

13:30 - 14:45
Development of human capital in health sector
Session partner: Ministry of Education and Science / Ministry of Health (MES)
Congress Center
New York Hall

Development of human capital in health sector

Organisers: Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Human capital development strategies are one of the most important components to strengthen health systems. Health systems effectiveness and the quality of medical services in the world depend on the availability of an adequate number of qualified specialists in health organizations and regions of the country, performance indicators of industry workers, which are determined by their knowledge, skills and motivation, and by scientific and technological development level.

Global practice shows that at the present stage the decisive factor in the economic growth of a state is investment related to the human capital formation and development. According to the World Bank’s study of 192 countries’ economies, only 16% of economic growth is contingent on physical capital, 20% - natural, 64% - human capital.

In accordance with the definition of the World Health Organization (WHO), health workers are people whose main activity is aimed to improve health. They include specialists providing medical services (doctors, nurses, pharmacists and laboratory technicians), as well as administrative and auxiliary personnel. There are about 60 million health workers in the world. About two-thirds of them provide medical services (providers), and one-third performs administrative and supportive functions.

The industrial and innovative development of any country, including Kazakhstan, requires tremendous expenditures and resources in the quality training and development of human capital. After all, only highly skilled workers and successful entrepreneurs are a powerful guarantor of achieving high economic efficiency of any society.

Educational, scientific, health care and cultural branches and areas constitute the socio-economic basis for sustainable economic development. Therefore, in modern Kazakhstan, state functions are changing towards increased expenditures and investments in education, science, health care, social security, new jobs creation and housing policy.

A human being has always been and continues to be the core of the human capital, but now this human being is an educated, creative and enterprising person with a high level of professionalism. They are people who have education, professional experience and qualifications that determine the possibilities and limits of the necessary changes. The knowledge and creative potential of workers are becoming a major factor of the economic system effectiveness, the absence of which makes it almost impossible to reach technical and economic progress.

Thus, the main objective is to form human capital, susceptible to innovation, ready to be included in scientific and production processes in the context of rapidly changing technologies.

Key Issues:

  • Sectoral qualification framework formation in health care.
  • Human resource management: current global trends and situation in Kazakhstan.
  • New global challenges in higher education
  • Systematic approach for better education results

Moderator:

  • Olzhas Abishev, Vice Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Speakers:

  • Yelzhan Birtanov, Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Pavel Chernykh, Director of the Skills and Competence Center “SkillCenter”, expert of United Nations from Russia conducting the project of the development of education, expert in the World Bank project on employment and competencies
  • Gulmira Raissova, Chairperson of the Coordination Council at the Association of HR Managers of Kazakhstan
  • Dainius Pavalkis, Rector of the NJSC “Medical University Astana”
  • Xin Shi, Director of research, “Karaganda Medical University” NCJSC, Karaganda, Kazakhstan

 

 

13:30 - 16:15
International conference in Celebration of 100 years of ILO to consider and discuss the Report of the Global Сommission on Future of Work
Session partner: Ministry of Labour and Social Protection
Congress Center
Beijing Hall

International conference in Celebration of 100 years of ILO to consider and discuss the Report of the Global Сommission on Future of Work   

Organisers: The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Republic of Kazakhstan has been a member of the International Labor Organisation (ILO) since May 31, 1993.

ILO, one of the oldest UN specialized agencies, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. As an ILO member country, the Republic of Kazakhstan is holding the conference in honour of this event.

The priorities for cooperation programs are based on principles of the ILO Global Jobs Pact.

ILO facilitates ratification and implementation of international labour standards, provides information and analysis on labour and social issues.

The most important areas of ILO operations include: assistance in improving the legal and regulatory framework on labour and social issues, employment development, poverty reduction, health and safety and social dialogue, addressing current issues through policy formulation and technical assistance through advice, recommendations and other guidance and training programmes.

To comply with the international occupational standards, Kazakhstan has ratified 24 ILO Conventions (8 fundamental, 4 Directive, 12 out of 177 technical.

Labour environment is being improved every day under the influence of technological progress – artificial intelligence, automation and development of robotics, which in turn creates opportunities for improving the quality of working life, expanding choices, reducing the gender gap and addressing many other issues.

However, these changes in the environment pose new challenges to the labour market and require improvements of the existing principles of social and labour relations, that should be aimed at increasing investments in skills development.         

Topic of the session:

Session 1: The Future of Work

Key Issues:

  • Key recommendations of ILO’s Global Commission report on the future of work
  • Increasing investment in labour market institutions
  • Decent work as a means of achieving sustainable development
  • Current trends and future professions: What professions will be in demand in 5-7 years?
  • Establishing an effective system of lifelong learning

Session 2: Development of the social and labour environment within the new reality in the framework of Industry 4.0

Key Issues:

  • Industrial revolution and its impact on the labour market
  • Ways to ensure universal employment security in the conditions of the development of information technology and automation
  • Prospects of digitalization in the social and labour relations

Moderators:

  • Session 1: Daulet Argandykov, Partner, Dasco Consulting Group
  • Session 2: Nariman Mukushev, Vice Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Speakers:

Welcoming speech:

  • Gulshara Abdikalykova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Session 1:

  • Berdybek Saparbayev,Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Sherzod Kudbiev, Minister of Employment and Labor Relations, Uzbekistan
  • Bakytzhan Abdirayim, Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Graham Minton, Director of Member Service and Communications Development at International Social Security Association (ISSA)
  • Sergei Perapechka, Partner and Managing Director, Head of Public Sector Practice Area in CIS, BCG Kazakhstan
  • Michael Harms, Director General of the Eastern Committee of German Economy

Session 2:

  • Giovanni Capannelli, Country Director of the Kazakhstan Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank
  • Marat Atnashev, Rector, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • Michael Ahern, Partner, Leader of Tax & Legal Services, PwC Eurasia
  • Susanna Hayrapetyan, the World Bank Program Leader for Human Development in Central Asia
  • Paiza Suiumbaeva, Director of the Department for Labour Migration and Social Welfare of the Eurasian Economic Comission

 

13:45 - 18:10
AEF Talks (Public Lectures)
Session partner:
AIFC
(Mangilik El, bldg 55/23 С4.4),

Organisers: Astana EXPO-2017 NC JSC, Astana International Financial Center (AIFC), JSC Economic Research Institute, the Center of Excellence in the field of Media, Kazmedia Central

The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy N. Nazarbayev proclaimed 2019 the “Year of Youth” and AEF Talks will allow Kazakhstan’s young people to participate in interesting discussion lectures with reputable scientists and politicians of the Astana Economic Forum. The content of lectures will reflect practical experience and knowledge of guest lecturers in the framework of the topic “Inspiring growth: people, cities, economies”.

AEF Talks provides open discussion lectures from well-known economists – the Forum guests – not only for young people, but for everyone (admission free).

Moderator:

  • MakhabbatYessen, journalist, Headofthe Center of Excellence in the field of media Kazmedia Ortalygy

Lecturers:

  • Jeffrey Sachs, Professor, Director of Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University
  • Vladislav Inozemtsev, Director of the Center of Post-Industrial Society Studies, member of the Scientific Council, Russian International Affairs Council
  • Muhammad Yunus, 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
  • Xavier Sala i Martin, Professor of Economics, Columbia University, the founder of Global Competitiveness Index
  • Hazem Galal, PwC’s Global Leader of Cities and Local Government Sector, PwC Partner in UAE
  • Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Former Chairman of Russian railroads
  • Sergey Velesco, Educational dean cooperation degree programs at Mittweida University
  • Nicolas Gutierrez, Managing Director and Head of Resources and Industry X.0 department, Accenture in Russia
  • Mariya Grigoryeva, Managing Director, head of «Technologies» department, Accenture in Russia

 

09:00 - 11:45
AEF Talks (Public Lectures)
Session partner:
AIFC
((Mangilik El, bldg 55/23 С4.4)

Organisers: Astana EXPO-2017 NC JSC, Astana International Financial Center (AIFC), JSC Economic Research Institute, the Center of Excellence in the field of Media, Kazmedia Central

The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy N. Nazarbayev proclaimed 2019 the “Year of Youth” and AEF Talks will allow Kazakhstan’s young people to participate in interesting discussion lectures with reputable scientists and politicians of the Astana Economic Forum. The content of lectures will reflect practical experience and knowledge of guest lecturers in the framework of the topic “Inspiring growth: people, cities, economies”.

AEF Talks provides open discussion lectures from well-known economists – the Forum guests – not only for young people, but for everyone (admission free).

Moderator:

  • Makhabbat Yessen, journalist, Headofthe Center of Excellence in the field of media Kazmedia Ortalygy

Lecturers:

  • Askhat Saduov, Deputy Head of the Center for Urbanism University
  • Dina Baitasova, (New Cultural Institution in Central Asia) Art historian, founder of TSE art destination
  • Jerome Sans, Curator - visionary, creative director and editor in chief of the French cultural magazine L’Officiel Art
  • Anshu Gupta, Indian social entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Schwab Foundation for the Social Entrepreneurship in 2012
  • Dr Hamza Ali Malik, Director of the Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, UN ESCAP
10:30 - 13:15
«Transformational leadership in a changing world» Global Conference
Session partner: Kazakhstan state service and anti-corruption Agency / APA
Congress Center
Beijing Hall

«Transformational leadership in a changing world» Global Conference

Organisers: Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service and Anti-Corruption, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

In the modern world exposed to global challenges, the consolidating role of the state is only growing. The training of "Brand-new Leaders", capable of solving complex tasks, is a topical agenda for any national government. The key issues of the “Transformational Leadership in a Changing World” global conference include the profile of a civil servant, the skills and qualities that a civil servant should have to meet the challenges of the modern world and to become a reform facilitator in Kazakhstan.

The rapid systemic changes in the business environment and civil society impose high standards on civil servants: the state they represent should be lead the changes, should be able to preempt the needs and meet the demands of the society through innovations.

The purpose of the conference is to develop proposals and recommendations for the formation of a new leadership culture capable of managing change.

Panel discussion 1

Global trends in the formation of "Brand-new Leaders"

Key Issues:

  • Leadership transformation: from professional skills to strategic and digital thinking
  • Transformation of public governance: reengineering of business processes from strategic to innovative public governance

Moderator:

  • Altair Akhmetov, Rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Speakers:

  • Aset Issekeshev, The Executive Director of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy
  • Alik Shpekbayev, Chairman of Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Public Service Affairs and Anti-corruption
  • Lim Soo Hoon, Senior Fellow of CSC and Senior Advisor to Ministry of Finance Singapore
  • Garegin Manukyan, Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government, Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations
  • Marat Atnachev, Dean at SKOLKOVO - Moscow School of Management

 

Panel Discussion 2

Skills of the modern leader for innovative public governance (practical cases)

Key Issues:

  • Transformation of society: an open-minded civil society actively collaborating with the public sector, open government
  • Integration of the transformational leadership principles (transparency, scenario planning, alternative vision)
  • Agile leadership and public governance

Moderator:

  • Altair Akhmetov, Rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Speakers:

  • William H. Moser, the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Datuk Chris Tan, Managing Director of PEMANDU Rus LLC
  • Seppe Verheyen, Innovation & Special Initiatives Manager at the Emirates Diplomats Academy
  • Zhanar Taizhanova, Head of the Centre of Project Management in Public Management at the Academy of public administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Head of the republican “Adaldyq Alany” project office at the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-corruption

 

14:15 - 17:00
Reward and recognition: how to motivate public servants in the 21 century
Session partner: UN Development Program / ACSH / GSPP NU
Congress Center
Beijing Hall

Reward and recognition: how to motivate public servants in the 21 century

Organisers:United Nations Development Program in Kazakhstan, Astana Civil Service Hub, Graduate School of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University

The ability of governments and civil service to effectively respond to new challenges and rising citizens’ expectations, in the 21st century, characterised by a high degree of uncertainty, complexity and volatility, is becoming crucial. Thus, the civil service that is flexible and effective to respond to changing conditions is a key factor in ensuring decent life for the people, by enabling inclusive growth and by guaranteeing the efficient functioning of cities. This was reflected in the SDGs adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015.

Therefore, in building an effective civil service, particular attention is given to the quality of human resource, the principles of meritocracy, and motivation. These are priority issues on the reform agenda of most governments, including the member countries of the Astana Civil Service Hub. However, the speed, pace, and depth of reforms in these areas differ as they stem from their specific priorities, conditions and challenges.

At the same time, governments should take into account the similarity of challenges for the countries of the region caused by global trends and due to common culture and history. Thus, in issues of motivation, remuneration and assessment systems, peer learning, best practices and research activities play an important role.

In this regard, experiences and knowledge sharing on these issues is of paramount importance for governments and responsible public bodies of the countries in the region. Representatives of government agencies of various countries, including the member countries of the Astana Hub, will speak at the panel session. The key speaker of the panel session is Professor James Perry, one of the founders of the public servants’ motivation theory. He is the author of such publications as Civil Service Systems and Public Service Motivation.

Objective: Presentation and discussion of the progress, achievements, problems and results of recent research, as well as regional and global trends in motivation, remuneration and assessment of civil servants.

Key Issues:

  • Identification of progressive, effective and innovative tools in the system of motivation, remuneration and assessment of civil servants’ performance
  • Discussion of global trends and the results of recent research in motivation, remuneration and evaluation of civil servants
  • Analysis of specific country examples, cases and reforms aimed at improving the remuneration system and civil servants’ performance appraisal
  • Summarizing the lessons learned from developing and introducing new tools in motivation, remuneration and performance appraisal of civil servants
  • Building awareness of the participating countries on the current trends in the development of motivation systems and the practical implementation results in other countries
  • Strengthening the network of experts in motivation, reward and performance appraisal

Moderators:

  • Alikhan Baimenov, Chairman of the Steering Committee of Astana Civil Service Hub
  • Gulmira Raissova, Chairperson of the Coordination Council at the Association of HR Managers of Kazakhstan

Speakers:

  • Alikhan Baimenov, Chairman of the Steering Committee of Astana Civil Service Hub
  • Ms. Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Assistant Administrator of UNDP and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS
  • Shigeo Katsu, President of the Nazarbayev University
  • Alik Shpekbayev, Chairman of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service and Anti-Corruption
  • James L. Perry, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Paul H. O’Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs of the Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  • Gulmira Raissova, Chairperson of the Coordination Council at the Association of HR Managers
  • Basskaran Nair, Adjunct Associate Professor of LKY School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore; Visiting Professor of the Graduate School of Public Policy of the Nazarbayev University
  • Catherine Kardava, Director of Civil Service Bureau of Georgia; member of the Steering Committee of Astana Civil Service Hub
  • Bakytbek Sagynbaev, an acting Director of the State Personnel Service of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Alona Paseka, Head of Unit of the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service
  • Zhandos Khassen, Head of Unit of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption
  • Panos Liverakos, Technical Advisor for ACSH and UNDP in Kazakhstan

 

14:15 - 17:00
Women in science, innovation and business
Session partner: Expo & Women / BCG
Congress Center
Nur-Sultan plenary Hall

Women in science, innovation and business

Organisers: Expo&Women International Organization, BCG, UNDP, supported by National Commission for Women’s Affairs, Family and Demographic Policy reporting to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Strategic partners: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

The global economy requires greater female empowerment and women’s influence in the world to be ever strengthened. Many developed countries have long recognized the need to build inclusive economies based on the developing and nurturing of female human capital.

The economic empowerment of women and increasing gender equality have the effect of improving productivity, promoting diversification and generally helping to overcome overall income inequality. According to the International Monetary Fund, improving the gender balance will contribute 4% growth to GDP in developed countries such as Canada and Japan and by up to 30%-32% for developing countries. Gender balance has a positive impact on innovation, key business performance indicators, the overall organizational and financial success of companies, and on many social aspects of business performance.

The rapid development of science and technology generates a huge demand for talent, which companies find hard to meet. Unfortunately, companies have far from always effectively leveraged the potential of women, who make up 36% of graduates majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics worldwide, yet only comprise 25% of the work force and 9% of managerial positions in these areas.

Over the past decade, many countries, including Kazakhstan, have achieved a lot in terms of gender equality. Still, there are problems awaiting solutions. For instance, limited equal access to financial assets, land, real estate, and technology. There are still gender gaps with regards to accessing high-paying jobs, leadership positions, especially in rural areas, resulting in wage disparities between men and women.

Key Issues:

  • What is the role of women in science, innovation, and business? What are the most effective ways to enhance the contribution of women to economic development?
  • What are the most successful practices of international organizations, governments, and businesses in terms of the reduction of gender gaps in diverse spheres of activity?
  • How can women managers contribute to the success of their countries or organizations?
  • What opportunities are there to integrate women’s efforts in promoting gender balance and, thus, ensure steady development in society, science, innovation, and business?

Moderator:

  • Rakhym Oshakbayev, Director, Talap Center for Applied Research

Speakers:

  • Gulshara Abdikalykova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Roza Otunbaeva, first female President of the Kyrgyz Republic (2010-2011)
  • Bruno Balvanera, EBRD Managing Director, Central Asia
  • Asli Kurbay, Partner and Managing Director, BCG Istanbul
  • Celia Garcia-Banos, Associate Program Officer, Knowledge Policy and Finance Center, IRENA
  • Asel Ayapova, Director, Global Drone Program Manager, AES Corporation
  • Alexandra Akkirman, Public Affairs & Communications Manager, Central Asia & Caucasus, The Coca Cola Company
  • Gaukhar Nurgaliyeva, Head of the Eurasian Studies Laboratory of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • Talgat Narikbayev, M.Narikbayev KAZGUU University
  • Saltanat Rachimbekova, Chairman of the Presidium of the International Organization "Expo & Women"
  • Dr. Khainikamal (Kamila) Magziyeva, National Coordinator of the European Union Framework Programme on Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020” in Kazakhstan, Director of InExCB-KZ, Director of Kok-Saghyz TM Ltd

 

 

 

15:45 - 17:00
The role of Enactus student entrepreneurship in achieving the UN sustainable development Goals
Session partner: ENACTUS Kazakhstan
AIFC

The role of Enactus student entrepreneurship in achieving the UN sustainable development Goals

Organisers: Enactus Kazakhstan

The development of student entrepreneurship in the implementation of social projects aimed at achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals ensures the formation of future business leaders of the country.

Enactus students are outstanding young people in higher education.

With the support of domestic business leaders and teachers, students participate in the development and implementation of innovative business ideas, acquire practical skills in entrepreneurship, and develop their own creative abilities.

Enactus students' activities contribute to improving the living conditions of vulnerable people, develop business skills thus contributing to positive impact on the socio-economic status of the national and global economy.

The values of Enactus, namely, “integrity”, “passion”, “innovation” are the determining motives of the business activity of students.

Key Issues:

  • Main trends in the development of student entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan
  • Enactus as a form of attracting socially active students
  • Improving the support system for student entrepreneurship
  • Youth policy and entrepreneurship

Moderators:

  • Daurzhan Augambay, Director of «Aqyl-Kenes Consulting» LLP

Speakers:

  • Albina Yerzhanova, President of Enactus Kazakhstan, Ph.D., a member of the Council on Youth Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Yusuf Madzhidov, Managing Director of ENACTUS Eurasia
  • Vitalie Vremis, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Kazakhstan
  • Alizhan Meyramov, student of the M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University, Astana
  • Amir Abdygalimov, 3rd year student of the Kazakh National University. Al-Farabi, Almaty
  • Karimzhan Suleimanov, 4th year student of M.Kh. Dulati Taraz State University, Taraz
  • Assel Kogabayeva, 3rd year student of the Kazakh National University. Al-Farabi, Almaty

 

15:45 - 17:00
Involvement of civil society in wellbeing policy
Session partner:
Singapore Hall
Hilton Astana

Organisers: Ministry of information and social development of Kazakhstan, JSC Economic Research Institute, ALE «Kazakhstan association of small and medium business «El tiregi», ALE «Civil Alliance of Kazakhstan»

The ability of developing countries to convert national welfare into well-being and quality of life of people plays a key role in the modern economy. The demonstrative per capita income and at the same time low quality of life of people speaks of the lack of quality of economic growth.

Socio-economic inequality of people results from the development of society and the state as a whole. Having set a goal to become a top 30 developed countries in the world, Kazakhstan adopted the standards of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Membership in this organization requires high growth of investments, scientific research, labor productivity, business development, population living standards.

Kazakhstan ranks pretty high in various world ratings. At the same time, the objective reality and the level of citizens' well-being at this stage do not prove that the well-being and standard of living in the country meets global standards. Despite the economic growth of Kazakhstan recently, social policy was left behind. This gave rise to a huge differentiation in the social status of various groups of Kazakhstani population.

Given the realia of today, the position and influence of civil society plays a significant role in the development and well-being of citizens. Today, the non-governmental sector is the bridge, a kind of buffer zone between the state and the population. Public control over the execution of the state budget, an impartial view of the current situation, proposals to the new legislation, healthy criticism and participation in the public policy are the necessary tools for the efficient growth of the people’s welfare.

Key Issues:

  • Implementation of UN sustainable development goals
  • Better involvement of civil society in monitoring and implementation of UN 2030 SDGs targets
  • Development trends and future civil society in Kazakhstan
  • Efficient involvement of civil sector in the well-being policy

Moderator:

  • Assylbek Kozhakhmetov, president of association of legal entities «Civil Alliance of Kazakhstan»

Speakers:

  • Dauren Abayev, Minister of information and social development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Sayasat Nurbek, Political Scientist, National Geographic Kazakhstan Goodwill Ambassador; Consultant, National project office of the Global Happiness Coalition
  • Riccardo Pelizzo, Associate Professor & Vice Dean for Research, Nazarbayev University
  • Joseph Ziegler Kenneth, CEO of "International technopark of IT-startups "Astana hub"
  • Leila Akhmetova, Executive Director of the Organizing Committee of the HPAIR Asia Conference

 

 

 

15:45 - 17:00
Social development through agile education and science
Session partner: Ministry of Education and Science KZ
Congress Center
New York Hall

Organisers: Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

In education: in 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals. A clearer global architecture for monitoring the progress of all significant aspects of countries’ development has been developed in contrast to the previously existing Millennium Development Goals. “Quality Education” is defined as the fourth SDG after such pressing goals as “No Poverty”, “Zero Hunger”, and “Good Health and Well-Being”. By this, the countries of the world once again confirmed that sustainable development is impossible without high-quality human capital, without its main source - education.

The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy N.A. Nazarbayev, in his first Address to the people of the country, said: “The leading factor is the people themselves, their will, energy, perseverance, knowledge. This is the “golden key” that will allow us to open the door to prosperity and independence.” After 20 years, Elbasy in his Address entitled “The Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness” once again underlined that education should be the central element of the country's economic growth model.

Moreover, the Strategic Development Plan of the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2025, in particular “New Human Capital” reform, considers the development of human capital with high-quality and highly-demanded skills of the 21st century. Education system should be aimed at ensuring access and inclusiveness at all levels and at training personnel that meet both the current demands of the labor market and the future economy.

In order to meet international standards in education and science, Kazakhstan in 2017 joined the OECD’s Committee for Science and Technological Policy and Education Policy Committee.

Global trends indicate an increasing role of education worldwide. According to UNDP experts, it is during this longest period of life that the personality of a person is formed, the foundations of psychological stability and the potential for further development are laid.

Delayed resolution of education problems can lead to an unstable and tense social situation in the country.

In science: the significant role of science in the socio-economic development of society has always been recognized. In modern context, science is universally recognized as a key area of the national economy; national progress, welfare, and physical and mental health of a nation depend on the progress of science. Efficiency of the knowledge-based economy is innovation, which determines the competitiveness of goods and services, promotes sustainable development, helps to solve employment problems, improve the level and quality of life of the population.

Key Issues:

  • Do we train for the future? Are our graduates ready for the future?
  • Business education in schools of Kazakhstan: paradigms and perspective
  • Future Skills. The transformation of the world around us
  • Inclusive innovations (socially-oriented projects): as a modern trend in the development of science in Kazakhstan

Moderator:

  • Fatima Zhakypova, Vice Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Speakers:

  • Aida Sagintayeva, Dean of the Private Enterprise “Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education”
  • Almagul Mukhamedkhanova, Vice President of the National Academy of Education named after Y. Altynsarin
  • Yermek Kuzenbayev, Acting Chairman of the Board of JSC "Holding" Kasipkor"
  • Murat Sartbayev, Candidate of Biological Sciences; Director of the Project Management Unit, the project «Fostering productive innovation»