CAFDP 2012, Kazakhstan
- Candidate, PhD in Public Policy, Carleton University, Canada. Expected 2017. Doctoral Research: “Local Government and Economic Development in Kazakhstan.”
- Candidate of Architecture by the decision of the Control Committee in Education and Science under the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan
- Diploma (with Honours) of Architecture and Urban Planning, Kazakh State Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering (KazLAAC), Kazakhstan
Madina’s current research focuses on sustainable development of Kazakhstan and Central Asia including cross-border issues, regional development and management of natural resources. She has worked as a consultant providing professional assessments for local government and international institutions in Kazakhstan on urban and regional planning, environmental protection and architecture since 2006. Madina advised various projects financed by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ). From 2014-2016, she was a Research Fellow with UCA’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration. Her research interests include sensitive approaches in urban and regional planning practice, urban and rural economic social and environmental sustainability.