28 – 29 July 2022 at Hilton Astana Hotel, Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, took place Team building meeting in frameworks of EU Targeted Initiative “CBRN Export Control on Dual-Use Materials and Intangible Technologies in Central Asia”. This Program is funded by the European Union and ISTC.

The Economics and Entrepreneurship Department, LN Gumilyov ENU, with assistance of ISTC launched on 2021 educational MSc Program “Strategic Trade Control and International Business” and taught first master students on that new Program. Project Manager is Head of the Department Professor, Dr. Aigul B. Maydirova.

This team building meeting has an objective to discuss the current projects situation and challenges and the future ones. Working language was English.

Moderatos of Meeting were leading experts in CBRN export controls Dr. Jean Pascal Zanders from Belgium and Dr. Maria J. Espona from Argentina.

On this meeting each Project manager has presented their current project.

Presentation were made by TABIOS (prof. Firuza Nasyrova (Tajikistan), CEC(Jyldyz Sydygalieva), NTSC (Tamara Tazhibayeva), ENU (Zhanat Myrzakhmet, PhD, and Aizhan Hoich, PhD), CAIDS (Askhat Nametsha and Galym Makhmedjanov). Representatives of Economics and Entrepreneurship Department of ENU Zhanat Myrzakhmet, PhD, presented planning potential research projects in field of Strategic trade controls in Kazakhstan with publications of results in high-ranked international economic journals (Q1 and Q2). Aizhan Hoich, PhD, presented newly launched MSc educational program “Strategic Trade Control and International Business” at ENU and told about outcomes and challenges of the first year of teaching master students on this Program.

After presentations there Brainstorming took place with purpose to identify:

-        Cooperation

-        Networking

-        Future projects/objectives

Summary of the outcomes was made by Maria Espona.

Project managers of all teams agreed to set networking of experts in STC to produce new knowledge in this field, to strengthen visibility of educational and training programs, to satisfy all potential needs of stakeholders for long-term sustainability of these programs.