Kazakhstan: CAFDP 2012
- Candidate, PhD in Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK. Expected 2017. Doctoral Research: “Evolution of Notion of childhood: Case of Kazakhstan”
- MA in International Development, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, USA
- Diploma in International Economics, Eurasian Institute of Market, Kazakhstan
Anel worked with UNICEF Kazakhstan and ILO-IPEC as a national consultant on child protection and child labour monitoring, where she analysed existing national and international experiences in the development of child labour, which included reviewing national legal and child labour policies frameworks for determining the problem and level of institutional responses. Before joining UNICEF, she worked with Counterpart International as a regional reporting coordinator. In 2009, Anel received a Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies in the USA. She also spent six months at Justus-Liebig Universitat Giessen, Germany, conducting research on protection mechanisms for working children in Central Asia. Her research interests include issues of child protection and child rights in countries in transition, children with special needs and the promotion of human rights.