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On November 10-13, 2022, in Dubai (UAE) the 75th Annual Conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) was held. WAPOR is an international professional association of researchers in the field of survey research.

The conference brought together more than 250 researchers from 57 countries. Over 3 days of the conference, more than 150 presentations were made at 45 conference sessions.

Director of the Institute Gulden Ashkenova and Head of International Projects Assel Aizhanova made a presentation on the topic “Turkbarometer: cross-country sociological research (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan): history of formation, methodology and results” within the framework of the joint WAPOR/WAPOR Asia Session 13.4.2 Public Opinion Research in Central Asia.

More information about the conference: https://www.wapor2022.org/


On November 8, 2022 Ph.D., Project Director Botagoz Rakisheva and Deputy Director Ainur Mazhitova took part in the presentation of a sociological research concerning the attitude of various groups of the population of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the activities of the European Union (EU). This research was conducted by the Institute on the order of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Kazakhstan in June-August 2022. The project was presented by Botagoz Rakisheva in the office of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan in Astana for the staff of the EU Delegation, including the head of the policy, press and information department Maciej Adam Madalinski.


On October 26-28, 2022, an international scientific conference “Prospects for the development of diaspora studies in the era of globalization, transnationalism and digitalization”, dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Koreans of Kazakhstan and the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Korea was held.

Conference was organized by Al-Farabi KazNU Institute of Asian Studies, Institute of Overseas Korean Culture of Kongju National University (Republic of Korea),"Public Opinion Research Institute and Public Foundation "Kazakhstan-Korea".

Within the framework of the conference, the Public Opinion Research Institute organized a special section dedicated to the Kazakh diaspora: “Section 1: Historical and modern processes of diasporization: Kazakhs abroad”. Ainur Mazhitova, Deputy Director of the Public Opinion Research Institute, acted as a section moderator. Also, the section was attended by: Nurkhan Zhaliev, Head of the Information and Analytical Department of “Otandastar” Foundation NPJSC, Omarali Adilbekuly, representative of the World Association of Kazakhs, Kalamkas Yessimova, analyst-methodologist of the Public Opinion Research Institute, Boris Kushkhov, laboratory researcher of the Department of Korea and Mongolia Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Shynarbyek Syeitkhan, Researcher at the Institute of History, Ethnography, Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS) Doctoral student at Uludag University in Turkey.

Additional information: https://www.kaznu.kz/ru/3/news/one/29344/  

Video of the Conference and Plenary session opening:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9esXeDEiFLY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAKjw5CEpHk

 


On September 25, 2022, Acting President of the International Turkic Academy Fuzuli Majidli met with a representative of the Center for Slavic-Eurasian Studies of the University of Hokkaido (Japan), Alash scholar Tomohiko Uyama. The Deputy Director of the Public Opinion Research Institute Ainur Mazhitova and Senior expert of the Turkic Academy Timur Kozyrev participated in the meeting.

Подробнее: https://twesco.org/post/1138


On August 25, 2022, Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Scientific consultant, Project director of the Institute Botagoz Rakisheva took part in the International Round Table: “Interfaith dialogue for the sake of peace and harmony: on the eve of the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions”, organized by Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Georgia. The round table was organized online.

At the round table Botagoz Rakisheva made a presentation on the topic “Religion as a value in the reflection of international comparative studies: World Values Survey, European Values Study.

Additional information: https://religions-congress.org/ru/news/novosti/1609


On July 1, 2022, Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Scientific consultant, Project director of the Institute Botagoz Rakisheva, Deputy director Ainur Mazhitova and Project manager Assel Aizhanova took part in Workshop to discuss the preliminary results of the study of the Kazakh diaspora in the Russian Federation (in-depth study in the Russian Federation and onomastic analysis), organized by the International Organization for Migration.

In the course of the workshop, together with invited specialists from government agencies, recommendations were made for the further implementation of the study and for Kazakhstan interaction with the Kazakhs living in the Russian Federation.

Additional information:

https://www.facebook.com/iomcentralasia/posts/pfbid0ujJ8NjeoAwTxEqb9ERQDGskjMYxq7a2nWjapGvTUV5Q8sgtcx3RMQd2jDeXzqjWol


June 22-24, 2022, Director of the Institute Gulden Ashkenova and Deputy Director Ainur Mazhitova were lecturers at a training seminar on sociological research in the field of religion for specialists of local executive bodies in the city of Uralsk. The seminar was organized with the support of the N.Nazarbayev Center for Development of Interfaith and Intercivilization Dialogue.

The main purpose of the seminar - to improve the quality of the organization and conduction of sociological research in the field of religion in the regions. The seminar was attended by specialists of the departments of religious affairs and subordinate organizations for the religious issues research from Aktobe, Atyrau, West Kazakhstan, Mangystau regions.

 


June 15-17, 2022, Director of the Institute Gulden Ashkenova and Deputy Director Ainur Mazhitova were lecturers at a training seminar on sociological research in the field of religion for specialists of local executive bodies in the city of Turkestan. The seminar was organized with the support of the N.Nazarbayev Center for Development of Interfaith and Intercivilization Dialogue.

The main purpose of the seminar - to improve the quality of the organization and conduction of sociological research in the field of religion in the regions. The seminar was attended by specialists of the departments of religious affairs and subordinate organizations for the religious issues research from cities of Almaty and Shymkent, as well as Almaty, Zhambyl, Kyzylorda and Turkestan regions.

More details:https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce2cEq1Ic5F/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=


On June 16, 2022, Candidate of Social Sciences, Scientific consultant, Project Director, Official representative of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) in Kazakhstan Botagoz Rakisheva and Project manager, WAPOR member Assel Aizhanova participated in the webinar “Eurasia Barometer 2021: Comparative Study onSocial and Political Attitudes in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine”. The organizers of the webinar: WAPOR, the organization “Global Barometer Surveys” (GBS), as well as the partner of GBS – the Eurasia Barometer team (EAB). The webinar was held online, attended by more than 40 listeners.

As part of the webinar, the speakers presented the latest results of the Eurasian Barometer survey in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, which were conducted in October-November 2021. The Public Opinion Research Institute has implemented this research in Kazakhstan, as well as in Kyrgyzstan together with partners. As part of the webinar, Botagoz Rakisheva presented some survey results in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in the context of the Internet and social networks in the information space.

More details:https://wapor.org/resources/wapor-webinars/

On June 15, 2022, Analyst, Research Methodologist KalamkasYessimova took part in the dialogue platform “Memlekettik kyzmetshinin bolmysy” (“The image of a civil servant”). The event was held in an offline format at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The purpose of the event - to exchange views with experts on the new look of a civil servant. The organizer of the dialogue platformis the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs.

More details:https://www.apa.kz/ru/zhanga-qazaqstandaghy-memlekettik-qyzmetshining-bolmysy-pikir-almasu-alangy/