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Digital Family Card is a VR experience created for UNDP Kazakhstan and presented at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN Secretariat in NYC.

“Partnership for Change: Celebrating 30 Years of Tackling Inequality and Advancing Digital Development in Kazakhstan” side event celebrates 30 years of partnership between Kazakhstan and UNDP, showcasing the impact of their collaboration in advancing digital development and tackling inequalities, particularly on the historic co-financing mechanism of $30 million from the Government of Kazakhstan to UNDP's Country Programme. 


The event featured the flagship initiative of the partnership, the Digital Family Card, which is an innovative govtech designed to tackle inequalities using a whole-of-government approach. This breakthrough innovation enables the efficient delivery of services and facilitates coordination between different government agencies. During the High-level Political Forum, the solution was showcased using Virtual Reality to give participants an immersive and interactive experience of the Digital Family Card and how it is used in different scenarios. 


Akmyrat led a team of 10 in Kazakhstan to produce, direct, and co-write a VR experience. The project was completed successfully in just two-and-a-half months and was showcased at a UN event that Akmyrat also produced. On July 17, 2023, the immersive Digital Family Card experience was presented to approximately 40 people. To ensure a comfortable VR experience, five docents were present to assist participants and provide information about the subject matter.


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Producer, Director, Co-Writer: Akmyrat Tuyliyev 

Creative and Development team:

Writers: Maral Rakhimzhanova, Alena Gorbachova

Project Manager: Madina Urazmbetova

Quality Assurance Tester: Baurzhan Bolatuly

Developer: Bulat Tangribergen

VR Designer/Developer: Sagat Akimbay
3D Artist/Modeller/Animator: Nurmukhammed Malik
Sound Designer: Yerassyl Baigildin

Senior VR Consultant: Nicolas Escarpentier

UX Designer: Nouf Aljowaysir

Game Design Consultant: Olivia Yin

UNDP Kazakhstan team:

Head of Governance Unit: Ainur Baimyrza

Head of Communications: Sabina Mendybayeva
Head of Solutions Mapping Accelerator Lab: Aizhan Kapysheva

Communications Expert: Alena Gorbacheva

Communications Analyst: Madina Kakimzhanova

Mission of Kazakhstan to the UN:

First Secretary: Amirbek Islamuly
Second Secretary: Kassym Mukashev


VR Docents: 

Assel Mukasheva

Aigerim Kdyrgaliyeva

Raniya Sazan

Special Thanks:

UNDP Strategy and Partnerships Specialist: Nazik Abdyyeva

VR Event Consultant: Michaela A. Ternasky-Holland

Writing Consultants: Dave Kornfeld, Dumeetha Luthra

Staff of the Mission of Kazakhstan to the UN in NYC

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