migration management
urban development
civil society

Malika Toqmadi

2012 - 2013 | Geneva, Switzerland
Institute for Global Studies, University of Geneva / Geneva Center for Security Policy Studies
Master of Arts in International and European Security

2011 - 2012 | Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Academy of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE Academy)
Master of Arts in Political Science and Security in Central Asia

2008 - 2011 | Astana, Kazakhstan
Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade
Bachelor of Arts in Management and Business
Trainings and internships
June 21-28, 2015 | remotely
"Responsible Conduct of Research" Online Course, CITI Program, University of Miami

August 2011 - September 2012 | Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
International Summer School on Impact Evaluation Methods in Central Asia, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), University of Central Asia (UCA), UN University (UNU-MERIT)

September - December 2014 | remotely
"Sustainable Development" Online Course, Columbia University

June 21 - August 1, 2014 | Oslo, Norway
International Summer School, "Energy and Sustainable Development"

June 7, 2013 | Geneva, Switzerland
XXVII International Security Policy Training (ITC), Geneva Center for Security Policy Research

May 28, 2008 | Astana, Kazakhstan
Training, "Dialogue of Power and Civil Society: Formation of Democratic Culture", University of Louisville (USA)
Work experience
February 2018 - Present
International Center for Political Advocacy (ICPA), Berlin, Germany
Project coordinator

March 2016 - Present
PaperLab Public Foundation, Astana, Kazakhstan
Researcher, co-founder

February 2017 - February 2018
International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Agency for Migration, Astana, Kazakhstan
Project Developer / Assistant

August 2015 - January 2016
George Washington University, Washington, USA
Visiting Researcher, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

May - August 2012
Norwegian Institute of International Relations (NUPI), Oslo, Norway
Intern at the Department of Eurasian Studies

Myths about migration in Kazakhstan
Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan, 2020

Myths about migration in Kazakhstan
FactCheck.kz, 2018

Nations in Transit Kazakhstan – 2018
Freedom House, 2018

Museums: in search of a new model
(co-authored with Alexandra Tsai)
Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan, 2018

Betrayers or Saviors? State Perceptions of Emigration in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
(co-authored with Natalia Zakharchenko)
Conference "Eurasian Migration, Past & Present - Living Cross-Cultural Lives",
Nazarbayev University, 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan

Propiska as a Tool of Discrimination in Central Asia
George Washington University, 2016

Ways to reform the population registration system at the place of residence in the Republic of Kazakhstan
Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan, 2015

10 reasons to cancel 'propiska' in Kazakhstan
Vlast.kz, 2014

Kazakhstan's place in the global struggle for talents
Report, Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Rise of the Dragon: Xinjiang and Central Asia in Chinese Foreign Policy
Connections, 2014
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