Monitoring and evaluation, research,
training, strategy development

imgOur Team

Gulyayev Sergey Nikolayevich

General Director


More than 20 years of experience in project management, participation in more than 70 projects (local, regional, country, international).

Legal experience since 1997.

More than 13 years of experience in evaluation and monitoring of projects (funded by state social order, foreign grants), experience Impact Evaluation.

Author of analytical reports, manuals, articles, brochures.

More than 16 years of research experience (cabinet, field, qualitative and quantitative methods, development of tools, methodologies, strategies).

Experience in organizational development and capacity building, experience in management of resource center for NGOs and CSOs in 4 regions of northeastern Kazakhstan (2001-2006).

Specialization: civil society, human rights, local government, budget transparency, public services, urban development.


  • Member of Council for Cooperation with NGOs at the Government of Kazakhstan 2005-2009
  • Kazakhstan National Budget Network/NBSK since 2006
  • American Evaluation Association (АЕА) since 2011
  • Member of the National Council of Stakeholders for EITI in Kazakhstan, 2011-2014
  • Chairman of the Association “Civic Alliance of Pavlodar Region” 2005-2011, 2012-2015
  • Delegate of the Civil Forums of Kazakhstan II (2005), III (2007), IV (2009), V (2011), VI (2013), VII (2016).
  • Deputy of Pavlodar city maslikhat of the IV convocation (2007-2012).
  • Vice President of the Association “Civic Alliance of Kazakhstan”, 2009-2012.
  • Trustee Board member of Innovative Eurasian University (Pavlodar), since 2009
  • Member of the Public Council of Pavlodar Region since 2016 (Chairman of the Commission on the Rights of Citizens)
  • Member of the Committee on Ethics at the Department of Public Service of Pavlodar Region since 2016
  • Coordinating Council of the Eurasian Alliance of National Associations in the sphere of Evaluation since 2018
  • Chairman of the Kazakhstan Network of Evaluation Specialists since 2018.
  • Board of Trustees of the Birgemiz Foundation, since 2020
  • Expert of the Accelerator of Social Projects of “KIOR” RUHANI ZHANGYRU” NPJSC, since 2020


Letter of appreciation from the Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2005), Letter of appreciation from the Akim of Pavlodar region (2006), Certificate of honor of Pavlodar city maslikhat (2006), Anniversary medal on the 20th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2011), Medal “Patron of Education” (2012),  Medal on the 75th anniversary of Pavlodar region (2012), Letter of appreciation from the Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning (2014),  Letter of thanks from Pavlodar city maslikhat (2014), Letter of thanks from the Akim of Pavlodar region (2016), Letter of thanks from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev (2015), Letter of thanks from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan K.K. Tokaev (2019).

Savenko Svetlana Ivanovna


Education: Pavlodar Accounting and Economic College, Accountant. 
Karaganda State Technical University, Economist-lawyer. 15 years of experience in project activities as accountant.

Maintaining tax, statistical reporting and accounting, accrual and payment of taxes and other obligatory payments to the budget, accrual and transfer of salaries, preparation of financial reports for state, local and international grantors and clients.

Safina Vanda

Project manager

Education: Innovative University of Eurasia, Pavlodar 
Faculty: “Applied Biotechnology”. Specialty: Biotechnology.

Master’s Degree course: 2018 – 2021, Omsk State University
named after Dostoevsky. Faculty of Computer Science. Department of Sociology.
Specialty: Sociology of Management. 

7 years of experience in project management, research, 

Competencies: project management, fundraising, supporting communication processes, GR (government relations), preparation of tender documentation, supporting relations with donors and commercial clients, PR, project information support, data collection and analysis, development of analytical reports, maintaining primary project documentation, participation in strategic planning and management, project team management, selection of experts, communication with partners, management of regional and country projects.

Aidargazina Yuliya

Project manager

Education: Innovative University of Eurasia, specialty –

The participant of more than 15 seminars and trainings on the
themes “Social project management”, “Monitoring and Evaluation”, “Assessment of
the level of NGOs development”, “Advocacy of NGOs”, “Accessary Designing”, etc. 

2010-2011 Editor of the magazine “Third Edge”, published by

the Deсenta Foundation.

Coordinator of more than 12 social projects, developer and trainer of the seminars “Fundamentals of social project management”.

“Effective methods of working with a donor”, “Fundamentals of accessary designing of open urban spaces”, author of at least eight successfully implemented projects, developer of methodology of the first study on the comfort of open public spaces in Pavlodar “The City through the Eyes of Citizens”, an assessor of the organizational development of rural NGOs in Pavlodar region.

Specialization: project management, public relations, fundraising, monitoring and evaluation, accessary urban space designing, urban development, the creation of local urban communities, relations with media and local government bodies.

Popov Roman

Project manager

Education: High, Innovative University of Eurasia, translation studies.

IELTS certificate dated 22.12.2016: point 6.0 (C1). German (А-2).

5 years of experience as a project manager and coordinator. Working as a translator (English), manager, assistant, project coordinator: monitoring projects (2016-2018), transfer of state functions, improvement of human rights mechanisms (2017), assessment (2018) and others. There isexperience in working with the SPSS Statistics Base (Data Entry and Processing).

Competencies: project management, fundraising, supporting  communication processes, GR (government relations), preparation of tender documentation, project information support, data collection and analysis, maintaining primary project documentation, project team management, selection of experts, communication with partners.


Training certificate of the School of Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Projects, 2019 Certificate of participation in the training seminar “Social Innovation”, 2019 Training certificate on media relations, 2018 Training certificate of the School of Social  Entrepreneurship, 2018 Certificate of participation in the training seminar “Human Resource Management as an element of organizational sustainability of NGOs”, 2016.

Babin Dmitriy


Education: Pavlodar College of Management, Pavlodar
Faculty: “Computer Engineering and Software (by type).”  Specialty: Technician programmer.


More than 3 years of experience in project management, specialization in: IT project support, finding suitable solutions, developing technical specifications for website development, mobile applications, site administration, office technical  support, primary data processing skills, working with analytical software provision (SPSS, analyst, etc.), assistance in the preparation and implementation of project activities.

Asem Ali

Office manager

Higher education: 2011 – 2015, Pavlodar State University
named after S. Toraigyrov. Faculty of Chemical Technologies and Natural
Sciences. Specialty: Tourism.

Additional education: 2013, Baltic International Academy (Latvia, Riga), program: Management & marketing.

Courses: 2017, School of Graphic Design (Pavlodar),
“Adobe Photoshop” basic course.


  • Paperwork management;
  • Control of the autonomous work of the organization;
  • Conducting business negotiations and building partnerships;
  • Quality control of provided services;
  • Organization of events;
  • Organization of the procurement of goods, equipment and
  • Promotion of services;
  • Personnel Management;
  • Resolution of conflict situations;
  • Translation of texts from Kazakh into Russian and from
    Russian into Kazakh language;

Special skills: graphic design (design of diplomas, banners, booklets, business cards and other printing products, design of presentations, images for social networks and advertising, photo restoration and others).