Regional Roundtable: Promoting Social Cohesion and Conflict Mitigation along the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
On February 15th 2018, the University of Central Asia's (UCA) Mountain Societies Research Institute and Institute of Public Policy and Administration will hold a regional roundtable on Promoting Social Cohesion and Conflict Mitigation along the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border, which will present the results of the desk review and field research conducted by UCA in the Batken and Leilek districts of the Kyrgyz Republic. This expert roundtable also will provide an opportunity for expert assessments of conflict dynamics in the border areas to be presented.
Supported by the United States Institute for Peace, this event is designed to improve understanding of current knowledge gaps in social and conflict dynamics in the border areas, discuss problems related to implementation of cross-border projects, and identify promising areas for development and cooperation.
The round table is aimed for practitioners, researchers, specialists in fields of development and peacebuilding, and civil society organisations.
The discussion will consist of three sections:
- Current challenges related to conflict; social cohesion in Kyrgyz-Tajik border areas
- Challenges related to natural resources and their management
- Knowledge management: platforms for development
The roundtable language is Russian and English, with simultaneous translation.