Important Issues Round-table

Last week, the #UNFPA in Kazakhstan in cooperation with Ahmed Yassawi University organized the round table for provisioning the results of collaboration between the Akimat of the Turkestan region and UNFPA. In that regard, a number of representatives of local health care and executive authorities, non-governmental sector, as well as an academic staff and students of the Graduate School of Governance and Economics participated in the event. Opening speeches was made by Ms. Giulia Vallese, Representative of United Nations Population Fund in Kazakhstan and Mr. Bolatbek Abdrassilov, Rector of Ahmed Yassawi University.

During the meeting, participants gave attention to presentations on improving of adolescents’ knowledge on reproductive health and gender equality; the role of non-formal education and safe behavior of adolescent; modern management for the prevention and control of hospital infections at the level of perinathal centers. Additionally, the head of the department for family, children and youth of the Turkestan region proposed the creation of a special service of social and psychological support for persons who have been subjected as a victim of violence.

To sum up the round table, UNFPA expert, head of the laboratory of population economy and demography, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University – Yelizarov Valery Vladimirovich was endowed. The expert presented an analysis report of the situation in the field of population of the Turkestan region and recommendations on considering the demographic trends in planning of the regional development programmes. Alongside, well-known scientists such as Arkhangelskiy V.N. (MSU) and Denisenko M.B. (HSE) were attracted to work on the report.

“The important historical, cultural, socio-economic and geostrategic significance of the Turkestan region, will require the skilled monitoring of the demographic development, taking into account future changes in size and structure of the population during the justification of the mid-term and long-term progress plans of the region, not only for Kazakhstan, but also for the whole Central Asia”- from the UNFPA report, 2018.

The report is available online: https://kazakhstan.unfpa.org/…/%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%…

After the seminar, Giulia Vallese and Bolatbek Abdrassilov discussed the further possibilities for partnership between UNFPA and the Ahmed Yassawi University, so far as the MoU is planned to sign respectively.

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