International experts discussed problems of youth in Central Asian countries


The international scientific and practical conference "Life strategies and mobility of Central Asian youth: problems, prospects, potential" was held in Nur-Sultan. The event was organized by the International Organization for Migration and the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Leading researcher of the International Cooperation Department Osman Dosov took part in the conference on behalf of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbassy.

The event is part of the Asian regional migration program project, funded by the Bureau of population, refugees, and migration of the U.S. Department of State. Its opening was attended by leading international experts engaged in research in the field of migration. The plenary session and presentations continued the work of the conference. 


In the course of the conference, experts from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan presented a report on the results of regional field studies on "External youth migration in Central Asia: risk analysis and mitigation of negative consequences". The reports "Region-wide aspects of external youth migration in Central Asia" and "External youth migration in Central Asia: risk analysis and minimization of negative consequences" were presented.

         O. Dosov expressed the opinion, which is consonant with expert assessments, that at present time much attention should be paid to young people aged from 18 to 30-35.  This category of citizens represents a significant part of the population in the countries of Central Asia. For example, in Kazakhstan, 22% of the total population is young people, in Uzbekistan-24%, in Kyrgyzstan-26%, in Tajikistan-35%.