SEEKS TO UNITE EFFORTS IN SEARCH FOR ANTI-CRISIS SOLUTIONS
new communication platform, created at the initiative of President of
Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in January this year, has brought together more
than 500,000 visitors from 128 countries of the world, including more than
6,000 regular visitors, in their search to find ways out of the global economic
The platform, called G-Global, has been
set up on the website http://g-global.aef.kz visited
by more than 3,000 people a day. The site holds the second position in the list
of economic and analytical sites and is more sought after in the web search
engines than other economic web forums.
Murat Karymsakov, Chairman of the
Association of the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists (EECS), presented the G-Global communication platform at a press
conference on February 15 attended by government officials, representatives of
non-government organisations, research institutions and business circles, as
well as the diplomatic corps, international expert and mass media.
Among the guests representing the academia
were Hanon Barabaner, Rector of the Institute of Economics and Management from
Estonia, Nuriddin Kaumov, Director of the Economic Research Institute of the
Ministry of Economic Development of Tajikistan, Mikhail Fedorov, Head of the
Ural State Economic University, Russia.
The G-Global international virtual project was
established under the aegis of the Astana Economic Forum (AEF), itself a
dialogue platform where competent parties discuss key issues of global economic
trends, prospects of economic development, stability and security, along with
instruments and methods to strengthen integration processes.
G-Global, in its turn, aims to set the stage for
effective on-line discussions on how to develop appropriate mechanisms to
overcome the existing global financial and economic challenges. It allows
Internet users worldwide to share their views on the website, embracing expert
reviews, debates, business projects, polls and general discussion forum.
“In other words, G-Global is a multifunctional platform creating
conditions for the global expert community for interactive, open and public
deliberations on critical issues of the world economy,” Karymsakov said.
Murat Karymsakov also spoke about the pace
of preparation for the 5th Astana
Economic Forum to be held on May 22-24 in Astana. He called upon the attendees
to become active members of the G-Global community in their search for
anti-crisis solutions for the world.
Addressing the press conference, First
Vice-President of the International Academy of Investments and Director of the
Institute for Strategic Research in Integration Problems of the EurAsEC Anatoly
Spitsyn noted that over the two decades of reforms Kazakhstan has demonstrated
efficient social and economic policy, managing to increase the role of
“Things which are taking place in
Kazakhstan can serve as an example of a creative and unique breakthrough when
national interests are pursued while the country is integrating into the world
economy in a very difficult period of its development,” Spitsyn said.
The Head of the Institute of Economics and
Management in Tallinn Barabaner Hanon said the communication platform is based
on a thorough analysis carried out during and after the last Astana Economic
President Nazarbayev’s proposal “to form a
new institution of G-Global is a manifestation of both his wisdom
and courage,” Hanon said.
The G-Global project was supported by seven Nobel
Prize winners who visited the AEF in 2011, including Robert Mundell, John Nash,
Roger Kornberg, Eric Maskin, John Aumann, James Mirrlees, Finn Kydland, as well
as by the UN European Commission, Reinvented Bretton-Woods Committee, Club de
Madrid, representatives of international organizations, business, education and