On June 27, 2023, founder, project director Botagoz Rakisheva, deputy director Ainur Mazhitova, analyst-methodologist Kalamkas Yessimova and foreign intern of the Institute Eugenia Pesci took part in the Meeting of the working group to develop recommendations for the Communication Strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan on work with compatriots living abroad for 2024-2028. The meeting was organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Astana.
The purpose of the meeting was to develop key recommendations and feedback on the draft strategy in order to introduce a whole-of-government approach to this document. During the meeting Botagoz Rakisheva presented the results of the project “Onomastic Analysis for Mapping the Kazakh Diaspora” commissioned by IOM, conducted by the Public Opinion Research Institute in the period from December 2021 to August 2022. Within the framework of this research, 200 respondents-representatives of the Kazakh diaspora living in the Russian Federation were interviewed. The results of this research are presented in a publication available at the link: https://kazakhstan.iom.int/resources/onomastic-analysis-kazakh-diaspora-russian-federtaion
Also, during the meeting, the draft Strategy for communication with the Kazakh diaspora and compatriots abroad was considered. The action plan of the communication strategy was discussed with the participants and recommendations for its improvement were developed.