Our team

Gaukhar Akylbekova

Administrative coordinator
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Saule Mamayeva

New Civil Initiatives Program Coordinator

Saule Mamayeva graduated from the Philology Department of the Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages named after Abylai Khan. In 2015 she received degree of Masters of Business Administration at the Kazakh Institute of Economics, Management and Forecasting.

After receiving her education, Saule Mamayeva worked at an international law firm. In 2008, she interned in the United States, Maryland.

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Aizhan Oshakbayeva

Human Rights Program Coordinator

Aizhan Oshakbayeva graduated from the International Law Department of the Kazakh Law University. She remained at the D.Kunaev University to complete her Masters of Science degree and finished Higher Course in Human Rights at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland).

At the outset of her career Aizhan worked as a consultant of telephone hotline in Anti-Corruption Law Center of the Transparency International-Kazakhstan, and then as a director and project coordinator at the branch in Astana.

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Almina Smatova

Receptionist

Almina graduated from the Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages named after Abylai Khan with a certificate of English teacher and from Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communications of named after Tynyshpayev with a Bachelor of Engineering & Construction.

She has experience in the construction company.

Almina Smatova has been in her current position at Soros Foundation Kazakhstan since 2013.

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Aliya Sharipbayeva

Media Program Administrator
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