MSRI Publications

MSRI Publications and Resources

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Date: July 2019
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Annual reports


22 July 2019
Mountain Societies Research Institute Annual Report 2018
Annual Report
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

01 June 2018
Mountain Societies Research Institute Annual Report 2017
Annual Report
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

28 September 2017
Mountain Societies Research Institute Annual Report 2016
Annual Report
Available in English 
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


16 August 2016
Mountain Societies Research Institute Annual Report 2015
In 2015, the Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) strengthened its position as a core unit of the Graduate School of Development of the University of Central Asia (UCA) and as an internationally recognized agency engaged in research for development. Through its research, MSRI aims to enhance the resilience and quality of life of mountain societies in Central Asia.
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia.

21 April 2015
MSRI Programmes, Activities and Outputs 2014
Highlights include the launch of a new GIS laboratory; new papers in the MSRI Background Paper Series; and the successful completion of the pilot phase of our mobile digital library eBilim. Our first cohort of researchers from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan received support under MSRI’s Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fellowship and are building important networks and a multi-disciplinary body of knowledge on sustainable mountain development.
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia.

08 August 2014
Programmes, Activities and Outputs - 2013
2013 saw the launch of several new projects at MSRI. Research was completed on the second paper in MSRI’s Background Paper series on sustainable land management, and research began on the third paper, on mountain tourism and sustainability. Other research was conducted in areas ranging from small scale farming systems to agroforestry to climate change adaptation. This report describes these and other activities, as well as the Institute’s growing team, outputs and partnerships in 2013. As MSRI enters its fourth year, we look forward to continuing to generate research knowledge and skills in Central Asia and to building our own capacity as a vital institute of the University of Central Asia.
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia.

18 April 2013
Mountain Societies Research Institute: Activities, Outcomes and Partnerships, 2011-2012
The Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the resilience and quality of life of mountain societies through the generation and application of sound research. This 2011-2012 report describes its activities, outputs, and its partnerships.
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

25 October 2011
MSRC Activity Report (April - June 2011)

The Mountain Societies Research Centre’s (MSRC) Activity Report is the first of a series that highlights MSRC activities, work of its Fellows and Partners, covering activities since its inception to June 2011.
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


Occasional papers


01 February 2019
Proceedings of the Silk Roads Conference: Anticipating Social and Environmental Impacts of China’s Belt & Road Initiative in the Mountains of Central Asia
The Silk Roads Conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic brought together around 40 academics and development practitioners on October 26, 2018, with the aim to discuss emerging social and environmental impacts associated with China’s Belt & Road Initiative in partner countries. 

11 December 2018
A Call for Mountains: World Mountain Forum 2018 Output Document
UCA and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic co-organised the fourth World Mountain Forum (WMF 2018) to share experiences and best practices, and develop integrated solutions to existing challenges of sustainable development in mountain regions. The final 'Call for Mountains' conference output document is now available online in English. 

30 March 2018
Dushanbe Declaration 2017 | Silk Roads in the Mountains of Central Asia Workshop
Marc Foggin, Yuri Badenkov, Hermann Kreutzmann, Troy Sternberg, Wu Ning, Long Ruijun, Alexander Dunets
March 2018
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

28 March 2018
Proceedings of the Silk Roads in the Mountains of Central Asia Workshop, 3-4 October 2017
Marc Foggin (editor), Contributors: Yuri Badenkov, Hermann Kreutzmann, Troy Sternberg, Wu Ning; Babar
Aman, Aziz Ali Dad, Jonathan Demenge, Alexander Dunets, Long Ruijun, Jerome Mayaud, Tatyana
Yashina; Janyl Ismailova, Shodigul Mamadyorbekova 
March 2018
Workshop Proceedings
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

12 July 2017
Manual: Studying Water Through Experiments
Aline Rosset, Aliya Ibraimova, Bilimbek Azhibekov, Aikena Orolbaeva, Albina Muzafarova
Manual for teachers and students
June 2017
Available in Kyrgyz and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia and CAMP Alatoo

04 March 2015
Agroforestry for Landscape Restoration and Livelihood Development in Central Asia
Dr Utkur Djanibekov, Klara Dzhakypbekova, Dr James Chamberlain Dr Horst Weyerhaeuser, Dr Robert Zomer, Dr Grace B. Villamor, Dr Jianchu Xu
4 March 2015
Report
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

01 August 2014
Mountain Tourism and Sustainability in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: A Research Review

Qobiljon Shokirov, Aisulu Abdykadyrova, Chad Dear and Sia Nowrojee
July 2014 Report
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


14 March 2014
Strengthening Research for Sustainable Land Management in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Jyldyz Shigaeva, Chad Dear, Bettina Wolfgramm
14 March 2014
Brief
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

09 December 2013
Assessing the State of Sustainable Land Management Research in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Mountain Research and Development Vol. 33, Issue 4 
Author(s): Chad Dear , Jyldyz Shigaeva , and Bettina Wolfgramm
Source: Mountain Research and Development, 33(4):443-452. 2013.
Published By: International Mountain Society

01 October 2013
Sustainable Land Management in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: A Research Review

Jyldyz Shigaeva, Bettina Wolfgramm and Chad Dear
1 October 2013
Report
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


03 November 2012
Sustainable Mountain Development in Central Asia. From Rio 1992 to Rio 2012 and beyond
This report was prepared by the University of Central Asia (head office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) and Zoï Environment Network (head office in Geneva, Switzerland) in cooperation with Mountain Partnership and GRID-Arendal.

20 August 2012
Mountain Research and Development (MRD) Special issue: Central Asian Mountain Societies in Transition
UCA’s, Mountain Societies Research Centre (MSRC) researchers served as guest editors of this special issue of MRD, an international peer-reviewed journal published by the International Mountain Society, of which UCA and MSRC are institutional members.

07 May 2012
Tree and Land Tenure: Rapid Appraisal Tools
The Rapid Rural Appraisal is a family of methodologies designed to encourage the participation of local communities in collection and use of information to improve their livelihoods. This qualitative research methodology can be used in three ways: 1) to gather general information about a topic; 2) to gather in-depth information about a particular subject; and 3) as a monitoring and evaluation tool. This manual offers background on the methodology and a toolkit of activities for use by researchers and practitioners. Originally published by United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1994, UCA’s, Mountain Societies Research Centre (MSRC) and the Mountain Partnership Consortium’s Central Asia Hub translated and printed the manual into Russian for use in the region.

21 December 2011
Herders' Manual for Western Pamir
Editors: Rahim, Inam; Maselli, Daniel
Contributors: Kadyrov, Tura; Radjabov, Farkhod; Shamsiev, Abromirzo; Abdulloev, Ubaidullo; Kodirov, Kobiljon; Toshpulotov, Mukhamadi; Navruzshoev, Dovutsho; Aknazarov, Khudodod; Rahim, Inam
21 December 2011
Book
Available in English, Tajik and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


19 October 2011
Herders' Manual for Kyrgyzstan
Editors: Rahim, Inam; Maselli, Daniel
Contributors: Abdurasulov, Yrysbek; Abdurasulov, Abdugani; Pak, Vladimir; Kasymbekov, Joldoshbek; Kuldanbaev, Nurbek; Rahim, Inam
19 October 2011
Book
Available English, Kyrgyz and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

29 September 2011
Pastoralism and Farming in Central Asia's Mountains: A Research Review
Carol Kerven, Bernd Steimann, Laurie Ashley, Chad Dear and Inam ur Rahim
Background Paper No. 1, 
29 September 2011
Report
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

Research and practice briefs


13 August 2019
Lessons Learned from Interventions in Areas of Medium and High Intensity Conflicts: A Case Study of Vorukh (Tajikistan) and Ak-Sai (Kyrgyzstan)
Asel Murzakulova, MSRI Senior Research Fellow
July 2019
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

23 May 2019
Reconsidering the Meaning of Neighbourship: The Transformation of Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan Border Areas after 2016
Asel Murzakulova, Gulbara Omorova, Evgenii Shibkov
May 2019
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


17 October 2018
Conservation Geopolitics: Envisioning the future of the ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ in the Mountains of Central Asia
Marc Foggin, Matthew Emslie-Smith, Alice Hughes, Alex M Lechner, Troy Sternberg, Rafiq Dossani
October 2018
Available in English
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

13 July 2018
MSRI Brief: Supporting Energy Efficiency and Renewables Uptake in Rural Communities in Mountainous Kyrgyzstan
Katherine Hall, Christian Hergarten (Editor)
April 2018
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

24 April 2018
MSRI Brief: Subjective Approaches to Measuring Resilience

Dr Abbie Clare, Dr Lira Sagynbekova, Mr Akyl Rahmanberdi
April 2018
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


Research papers


11 October 2018
Challenges of Social Cohesion and Tensions in Communities on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border
Asel Murzakulova, Senior Research Fellow 
September 2018
Research Report #4
Available in English, Russian, Kyrgyz, Tajik.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

02 February 2018
Climate Vulnerability & Adaptive Capacity of Mountain Societies in Central Asia
Sujata Manandhar, Stefanos Xenarios, Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt, Christian Hergarten, Marc Foggin
January 2018
Research Report #3
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

09 October 2017
Contextual Factors of the Conflict in Batken Province Kyrgyzstan
Asel Murzakulova, Senior Research Fellow, Mountain Societies Research Institute, UCA 
Research Report #2
Available in English 
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia.

15 April 2016
Natural resource management dynamics in border communities of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Asel Murzakulova, Research Fellow, Mountain Societies Research Institute, UCA and Irene Mestre, University Jean Moulin-Lyon III
Policy Brief and Research Report #1
15 April 2016
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia.

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