Dimash Alzhanov

Participant of the movement Oyan, Qazaqstan (Wake Up, Kazakhstan) (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Dimash holds MSc degree in Comparative Politics (Democracy) from London School of Economics and Political Science. He has a broad experience in the areas of election observation and democratization. He has worked as a Political Analyst with the OSCE/ODIHR EOMs to Moldova, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Georgia. A political consultant currently working as a political strategist at Oyan, Qazaqstan movement.

About “Wake up movement” in Kazakhstan

In the spring of 2019, Asya Tulesova, a civic activist,  with her friends, launched the campaign “You Can’t Run From the Truth” before the presidential election. A group of young people said: “we have a choice” in any situation. After that Asya was arrested for 10 days, and the youth of Kazakhstan launched the video clip “Men Oyandym” (I woke up), after which the youth movement for political reforms “Oyan, Kazakhstan” (Wake up Kazakhstan) was born.  The Oyan movement captured the whole country – there was no young person who had not heard of it. Organizing committee engaged many activists, journalists, feminists, human rights defenders, economists, businessmen.

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Waking up to reform

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