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Mountain Societies Research Institute Organises Workshop on Agroforestry in Central Asia
27 May 2014, Chon-Kemin, Kyrgyz Republic - UCA’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) hosted a workshop on Agroforestry Practices in Central Asia from 12 to 14 May 2014 in Chon-Kemin, Kyrgyz Republic, with the support of the United States Forest Service (USFS).The workshop was organised to raise awareness of ongoing agroforestry research and projects in Central Asia, document and synthesise existing practices and research knowledge in related fields. Attended by representatives of state committees, farmer associations and non-governmental and international organisations and independent experts, participants also identified constraints and opportunities to implementing agroforestry to improve the quality of life of Central Asian communities and protect the environment.
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Canadian Minister of State Visits UCA
19 May 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Canadian Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), visited the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Bishkek on 19 May 2014. Minister Yelich learnt about UCA’s capacity building initiatives in the region; UCA’s contributions to regional growth and stability through its engagement with communities in Central Asia and Afghanistan; how UCA programmes support women’s empowerment; and the development of the University’s three campuses. The Canadian Government supports UCA’s Regional Cooperation and Confidence Building project and its Research and Public Policy Initiative. UCA is also partnering with Canadian universities on faculty development and research, and to develop and deliver professional development, undergraduate and preparatory academic programmes.
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UCA Co-Hosts Food Security Conference
08 April 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic - On 8-9 April 2014, the University of Central Asia (UCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) hosted a regional research conference on Agricultural Transformation and Food Security in Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Government officials, development partners, and researchers from the region and abroad engaged in cross-country dialogues, and identified knowledge gaps related to agricultural and structural transformation and food security policy in Central Asia.
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Change the World Around You! Winners Receive Awards
17 January 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic - Winners of the ‘Change the World Around You!’ social entrepreneurship competition received grants awarded by the Coca Cola Foundation to implement innovative projects across the Kyrgyz Republic at a ceremony at the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Bishkek on 17 January 2014. The six young entrepreneurs will use skills acquired during their UCA social entrepreneurship training programme.
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Institute of Public Policy and Administration Hosts Policy-Making Process in Government Symposium
15 January 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic - The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA-IPPA) hosted a symposium on Policy-Making Process in Government in the Kyrgyz Republic on 24 December 2013. It is the first in a series which will take place in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
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