Bella Gazdiyeva

Bella is the elected mayor of the village of Rodina in the Akmola region of Kazakhstan. Bella is an educationalist and passionate environmentalist and has completed postdoctoral research at Brunel Business School.

Bella’s action plan aims to improve social welfare provision in her village, particularly in education, healthcare and waste management and to establish Rodina as a centre for best practice on sustainable and equitable rural development in Kazakhstan.