Welcome to WORLDDIDAC Astana
As a result of a combined initiative of the international association Worlddidac and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, we are proud to announce the first international exhibition of educational technologies and supplies in the CIS territory and Central Asia.
Buoyed by World Bank money and recent prosperity caused by oil and gas, Kazakhstan has sought to invest in education infrastructure and quality. A vocational reform plan launched in 2008 has prioritised skills development, whilst a Presidential directive has been introduced to seek out the best European systems in all areas of society governance. Furthermore, it is anticipated that Kazakhstan’s accession to the World Trade Organisation will happen within the next couple of years.
In 2009, the members of the Ministerial Bologna Conference unanimously supported Kazakhstan’s application to join the Bologna Process, resulting in membership of the European Higher Education Area – the first Central Asian state to achieve this. The European Commission has increased the financing of educational programmes in the state through the European Education Initiative for Central Asia.
WORLDDIDAC Astana is the only education supplies exhibition in the region and will provide a unique platform for global education and technology providers to meet with representatives of Kazakhstan’s educational institutions. The event offers regional educationalists an opportunity to see the latest ICT solutions along with educational equipment such as sports and classroom supplies.
WORLDDIDAC Astana will be held 9th - 11th April 2013 at Korme, Astana’s largest exhibition complex. We look forward to welcoming you to Astana and introduce you to the vibrant and fast moving education market of Kazakhstan.