Kazakhstan National Section Chair
Aigul Zhanserikova

Awards:
2017: Order «Kurmet»
2015: Anniversary medal “20 years of the Constitution of Kazakhstan”
2022: Anniversary medal “30 years of independence of Kazakhstan”
2016: 3rd degree medal “For loyalty to the cause” of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the RK “Atameken”
2014: Departmental sign “Excellence in Tourism industry”
2019: Laureate of the Turan International Prize in the field of decorative and applied arts
2022: Departmental sign “For merits in the development of tourism”
2024: Anniversary medal “30 years of TURKSOY”

Experience:
1989-1999: scientific and pedagogical activities in the system of the Academy of Sciences of the RK;
1999: Center for development and Environment of the Bern university, Switzerland;
2000-2008: Representative of the Central Asian Mountain Program (САМР) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC);
2009-201: Director of the “ak_kiiz” Entrepreneurship;
2011-until now: Director of “Aigul Line” LLP»;
2017-2022: Head of artisan’s center Qazaq-Oner;
2022-until now: President of National Association Qazaq-Oner;
December 2022: Chair of IOV National Section in Kazakhstan

Publications/Expert work:
1991-2004: more than 15 scientific publications, of which 3 are methodological manuals and recommendations;
2002-2017: Expert on many international projects (UNDP, ADB, GIZ, GEF/SGP, USAID, UNESCO, WOCAT etc.);
2017: Copyright for the “Collection of applied arts “Felt products, felt products in combination with silk and cotton fabric” (patent);
2018: Developer of professional standards for Crafts;
2019: Co-developer of educational standards for “Handicraft Production”;
2012: 9 international copyright certificates (recognized in 167 states of the Berne Convention) for original works of decorative and applied art made of felt;
2020: Executor of the project “Comprehensive study of handicrafts as subjects of tourism” commissioned by the Ministry of culture and sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Additional information:
• Winner of five international certificates “UNESCO Quality Mark”;
• Winner of the popular vote of the national competition “El Tulgasy” (“Name of the Motherland”), December 2016;
• Nominated as “Special Guardian of National Traditions” by the Akimat of Almaty and the National Commission for Women’s Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
• In the top rating of “The Most Popular Women of Kazakhstan”, December 2016;
• Letters of gratitude, diplomas, certificates from governmental, international and public organizations;
• Participant, co-organizer of international forums and conferences, exhibitions and fairs in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, USA, France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Australia, Israel, Vietnam, China, Turkey, Bulgaria, Russia and other UIS countries;
• The Qazaq-Oner artisan’s Center received a Certificate of Compliance with the National Standard ST RK 3686-2020 “Crafts Centers. General requirements”

Social activity:
• Member of the Grant Committee of the Regional Environmental Center of Central Asia (2003-2004);
• Member of the Grant Committee of Zhalgas Counterpart (2005);
• Member of the Interdepartmental Commission on the development of tourism and tourism activities in the city of Almaty (decision of the VIII session of the Maslikhat of Almaty of the V convocation dated September 14, 2012 No. 55);
• Member of the Tourism Council under the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 04.09.2014 No. 970);
• Member of the tourism industry committee at the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Atameken” (from 2017 to present);
• Member of the Council of Business Women at the Regional Chamber of Entrepreneurs “Atameken” in Almaty;
• Member of the European Association of German-speaking felt artists;
• Member of the NGO “Consolidation of Artists Turan-Qazaq”;
• Member of the Council for Innovation and Creative Industries of the city of Almaty;
• Member of the Commission for Social Entrepreneurship of the city of Almaty.

Knowledge of languages:
Kazakh – native, Russian – fluent, English, German – spoken.

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