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Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia
in Kazakhstan

EFCA team


April 19, 2018

Family as a Factor for Child’s Welfare

USAID project «TEENS: Accessible and qualitative assistance» hosted a National Conference “Family as a factor for child’s welfare” on April 2,

April 19, 2018

Specialists in Astana and Almaty learned how to deliver special social services

The Social Corporate Foundation “ZUBR” hosted a Republican workshop “Integrated Special Social Services: interdepartmental cooperation” on

March 2, 2018

Workshop on social model of disability was held in Pavlodar

Corporate Fund “Erekshe Tandau Shelek” jointly with Public Foundation “Accessible Pavlodar” launched in Pavlodar a 4-month training course

Azhar Nurbai

Project Manager

Azhar Nurbai joined the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in 2014 as project assistant. She is currently project manager for projects in entrepreneurship development, women’s entrepreneurship development, traditional artisanship development, and pre-school education. 

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Andrey Bachishe

Project Specialist / Specialist in the Research & Development Department

Andrey Bachishe joined the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in September of 2012 as a project assistant. He is a graduate of the Kazakhstan-German University with a master’s degree in Regional Studies with a focus on Central Asia.

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Akmaral Karlybayeva

Project Specialist

Akmaral Karlybayeva joined EFCA in October 2014 as a project assistant for the “Strengthening NGO Networking for Human Rights Advocacy” program and “Rural Civil Society Support Project”, both funded by the European Union, and the project “Promotion of NGO Accountability to Beneficiaries in Kazakhstan”, supported by the UN Democracy Fund. She was named a project specialist in January 2015 and currently coordinates the new EU-funded program, “Empowering South Kazakhstan NGOs to Promote Human Rights Reform”. Prior to joining EFCA, Ms. Karlybayeva worked for the Bota Foundation


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Nazerke Nurmukhanova

Project assistant

Nazerke joined EFCA in September, 2017 as a project assistant. She is the owner of  ‘Altyn belgy’ prize. In 2015 she graduated from Kazakh-British Technical University, ‘Oil and gas’ speciality, Diploma with Honors. Also Nazerke has a Master Degree in Law. Prior to joining EFCA she worked as a civil servant at Almaty oblast department of technical regulation and metrology.

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Vladimir Kleshenko


Vladimir Kleshenko joined the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in April 2011. He currently works as accountant for the organization. He graduated from the University of International Business with a degree in economics, and has also completed professional development training with the Institute of Professional Accountants and Auditors to become a Certified Accounting Practitioner (CAP).

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Gaukhar Kozhasheva

Research & Development Manager

Gaukhar Kozhasheva began with the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in 2007 as a development specialist, and was later named a project manager. She became a research and development manager in July 2014, and is currently responsible for fundraising activities and the development of new projects. 

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Dinara Nurusheva

Research and Development Manager

Dinara joined the EFCA team in September 2017. She graduated from Abylay Khan Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages with a Bachelor’s in International Relations. She obtained her master’s degree in Global Political Economy at City University London through the Bolahak scholarship. She has experience working in the analytical department at Nazarbayev Centre in Astana and the Center for Humanitarian and Political Trends in Almaty. Her research interests include institutionalism and the social and economic development of Kazakhstan’s regions.

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