Svetlana Shakirova

Almaty Management University

Director of the Research department of Almaty Management University. Defended her PhD dissertation on the topic ‘Feminism as philosophical problem’ in Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in 1996.

Specialist with more than 25 years of experience in gender research, analysis, and training. Has thought lectures and courses on Gender Studies for university students, faculty, and NGOs. Has served as a resident expert and technical adviser on projects funded by UNDP, World Bank, ADB, UN-Women, UNESCO, OSCE, ILO, and Soros. Her recent works are devoted to gender policy, education, and nation-building in Kazakhstan.