About the Ban Ki-Moon Institute for Sustainable Development

The Ban Ki-Moon Institute for Sustainable Development (BKMISD) has been established as an international academic institution at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Almaty, Kazakhstan, in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Its establishment draws on the rich long-standing traditions of Al-Farabi KazNU in working on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the framework of developing countries and the developing world, bringing together several of its flagship long-running programs. These include the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), University 4.0, MDP/Global Classroom Program on Sustainability, Green Campus, Green Bridge through Generations, University Social Responsibility Network (USRN), Ruhani Zhangyru (Cultural & Social development program of Kazakhstan), “Al-Farabi – Smart City” and some others. The BKMISD focuses on promoting partnership for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG-17) through educational, research and international collaboration activities.

The Mission Statement

The mission of the BKMISD is to develop an innovative approach for global partnership for SDGs (SDG-17) in promoting and implementing SDGs through education, research and international collaboration. The BKMISD seeks effective ways to bring together students, scholars, experts, policy-makers and the members of international organizations and INGOs for encouraging synergies in building the future we want. The interdisciplinary approach of BKMISD focuses on working together in finding practical solutions and strategies towards the 2030 UN agenda.