On the basis of the AIFC Continuing Professional Development Bureau (BCPD), certificates were awarded to the first graduates of the course “Questions of financial regulation” - a joint initiative of the BCPD and the National School of Public Policy of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The first certificates from the hands of the AIFC Chairman of the Board Kairat Aitekenov and the rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Altair Akhmetov were given to the representatives of regional government agencies from the East Kazakhstan, Kostanay, Karaganda, Akmola, Aktobe, and Turkestan regions. In total, 15 students attended the “Master of Public Administration” and “Doctor of Public Management” programs of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, who will apply their knowledge in their fields.
The practical course was designed to involve representatives of the state apparatus in the global financial industry and accelerate integration processes in the field of corporate governance, green and Islamic finance, financial regulation and strategic management.
Kairat Aitekenov, First Deputy Chairman of the AIFC Board:
“The AIFC has a lot of directions, but this course is very important for us because it provides good integration with a large system of state administration. Achieving the country's sustainable economic development mainly depends on the formation and implementation of state policy. In this regard, a special role is given to increasing the capacity of public servants. Continuing professional development of civil servants is the most important factor in effective public administration. Today it is important to develop and implement innovative educational programs for professional training, paying particular attention to the practical orientation of the gained knowledge”.
Altair Akhmetov, Rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan:
“This kind of training today is vitally important, since these are people who will shape the policy in the upcoming years and their competence, awareness of the activities of the Astana International Finance Center is crucial. I want to say that the development of the AIFC is not only a matter of colleagues who work in the center, but it is also our common business. Ultimately, this is a strategic direction, which is vital and necessary for our country”.
The uniqueness of the course is that the training of civil servants is not focused on theory, but is aimed at obtaining practical skills and is one of the first initiatives implemented on the basis of the AIFC Bureau.