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The teacher of zoology and PhD-student of the Department of Biodiversity and Bioresources, and The Junior Researcher at Institute of Zoology, Nazerke Bizhanova, participated in the 4th Executive Model OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation). The Model OIC included the lectures and seminars, international simulation conference and ended with an official Closing Ceremony.

Over 100 young representatives from more than 30 countries participated in the 5-day seminars international simulation conference of the 4th Executive Model OIC under the topic: “The Importance of International Cooperation to achieve Regional Development and Security”. The Ambassadors to Azerbaijan from the OIC member states – Palestine, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, and Algeria, as well as Mr. Elmaddin Mehdiyev, Director General of the Eurasian Regional Center of ICYF (ICYF-ERC), H.E. Mr. Farhad Hajiyev, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and many other international scholars, participated in the online lectures and the conference of the project and discussed important issues such as national development, international cooperation, sustainable development and ecological issues. During the lectures, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan, H.E. Mr. Serzhan Abdykarimov, talked about the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence, telling about the endeavours we made throughout the years and how far we have come, making our present day the era of progress and sustainable development for our country.

The project was organized by ICYF-ERC in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan (, and

Nazerke Bizhanova, as well as five other participants were awarded for their outstanding performance during the project.

The Department of Biodiversity and bioresources and the Faculty of Biology and biotechnology of al-Farabi Kazakh National University congratulates Nazerke Bizhanova and wishes her new achievements in the future!


Chair of biodiversity and bioresources