The Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme is a five-year, £20 million joint programme launched in 2014 by the UK Government and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Each side will provide equal funding.

The programme forms part of the Newton Fund, a seven-year £735 million fund administered by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy that will run to 2021.. The Newton Fund is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment. Through the Fund, the UK will use its strength in research and innovation to promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries.

By working together on bi-lateral and multi-lateral programmes the UK and Kazakhstan hope to develop existing contacts and build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships in research and innovation.

The Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme is coordinated by JSC Science Fund, for Kazakhstan, and the British Council, for the UK.

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