During March 2012 the IFRS Foundation held a three-day workshop in Astana, the Republic of Kazakhstan, to train the trainers in the Central Asian Republics on the IFRS for SMEs. The event was sponsored by the World Bank together with the Ministry of Finance Kazakhstan. Instructors were Andrei Busuioc (Financial Management Specialist, CFRR, World Bank) and Michael Wells (Director, IFRS Education Initiative, IASB). The 50 participants came from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
More information about past workshops, including free downloads of the Microsoft PowerPoint slides used in the workshops, can be found here: http://www.ifrs.org/IFRS-for-SMEs/Pages/SME-Workshops.aspx.