CAFDP 2012, Kazakhstan
- Candidate, PhD in Public Policy, Carleton University, Canada. Doctoral Research: “Place Based Decision Making”
- 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 as a whole, including cross-border issues, regional development and management of natural resources. She has worked as an 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 World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ).