The Soviet Union’s programme of aid to Africa, closed after the dissolution of the USSR, was recognised for sending talented professionals abroad. As the programme’s activities gradually came to an end, many professionals returned home to their families. Dr. Teljan Jounisbekov, however, felt the need to continue serving the people of Burundi. He opted to remain in the country and pursue his passion, a decision that was valued by the Ministry of Health of Burundi and supported by the offer of an extension of his contract. Dr.
The training, which occurred between 31 October and 3 November, included interactive sessions, group work, case studies, role modelling and competency design to better understand the complexity of sustainable development and to identify comparative advantages of volunteerism in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Expo-2017 Energy of the Future takes place from 10 June to 10 September in Astana, Kazakhstan, and introduces innovative technologies and solutions to scale up the world’s sustainable energy production, promoting energy security and efficiency, and advocating for renewable energy around the world.
Two million visitors are expected to attend the Expo, which is made possible with the help of some 4,000 volunteers.
Что является богатством нации? Ее люди (in Russian). What is the richness of a nation? – Its people.
It couldn’t be truer for the Republic of Kazakhstan where this saying resonates loud and clear.
People the world over volunteer to give back to society. The one billion and counting volunteers work to commit their time and skills to making people’s lives better.
Mr. Toily Kurbanov, Deputy Executive Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) will visit Baku, Astana and Moscow from 22 to 26 May. During his mission to the region, Mr. Kurbanov will meet partners within government, volunteer involving organizations and academia, to discuss support to volunteerism in the region.
Astana, Kazakhstan : During my one-year assignment in Kazakhstan, there were a few questions with which I became familiar. One of these questions was why I chose to come to Kazakhstan. Being a statistician, I must say that it could be called a chain of random events. I received the announcement of the volunteer position one week before the application deadline, just when I was about to finish my dissertation. To my surprise, almost everything in the terms of reference matched to my background.
Astana, Kazakhstan: The only things I knew about Kazakhstan were from a comedy film, and also that it was a huge country. This was before that evening when I opened my email to discover an offer for a United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme’s assignment at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Kazakhstan.
Astana, Kazakhstan : Through a state programme, the Government of Kazakhstan is making efforts to encourage the repatriation of ethnic Kazakhs from abroad. The integration of repatriates into society is a challenge due to language and cultural barriers, lack of basic resources and legal and social support.