CAFDP 2008, Kyrgyz Republic
- Graduated, Masters and PhD in Economics, Center for International Development and Environmental Research, University of Giessen, Germany, 2012. Doctoral Research: “Rural Poverty Determinants in the Remote Rural Areas of Kyrgyzstan - A Production Efficiency Impact on the Poverty Level of a Rural Household”
- BSc in Economics, Kyrgyz Agricultural Institute, Kyrgyz Republic
Kanat has worked as an economist and agricultural specialist at the Kyrgyz Agricultural Institute and in the private sector, the oil industry and food processing and agricultural production sectors. His doctoral research defined and empirically validated the main determinants of rural poverty in Kyrgyzstan and provided recommendations for growth in agriculture. In 2012, Kanat joined the UCA Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) as a Research Fellow, where he is engaged in research and capacity-building projects on enhancing social cohesion through community-driven developmen, and gender and employment in Central Asia.