Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies

under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Address of the President to the people of Kazakhstan

Third Modernization of Kazakhstan

"Only those nations who manage to set the future goals and proceed resolutely facing the challenges,

instead of sitting on the hedge and waiting, are the winners."

Modernization on Local Level: Enhanced Role of Local Authorities and People



On April 19-21, 2017, the KazISS Representative Office in South Kazakhstan jointly with the Policy Department of South Kazakhstan Administration held a series of meetings with local residents, Akims of rural districts, employees of rural Akimats, activists and media to discuss the article of President N. Nazarbayev “Seeing the future: Modernization of Values and attitudes".


In the course of the meetings, the head of the KazISS Representative Office in South Kazakhstan Bektai Ormanov informed the participants about the key tasks set forth in the President’s program article, namely gradual transition of the Kazakh Language into the Latin alphabet; the "New Humanitarian Education: 100 Textbooks in Kazakh" project that will cover social sciences and humanities; "Tugan Zher" program aimed at preservation of the native land and building the nation looking to the future; "Geography of National Heritage” and "Contemporary Kazakhstan Culture in the Global World" projects aimed at preservation of the cultural heritage and enhancement of the current state of the nation’s culture so that it could compete successfully in the globalized world; and finally, "100 Personalities of New Kazakhstan" project.  Mr. Ormanov urged the Akims to conduct a wide-ranging campaign in order to popularize the projects on the ground.

Similar meetings were held in the Sayram and Otyrar districts and in the city of Turkestan.