Aarhus Centre Engaging Youth for Environment Protection
Students from the University of Central Asia (UCA) and Naryn State University participated in a workshop on developing cooperation on environment protection issues. It was organised by UCA’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) at the newly established Aarhus centre, based in UCA’s School of Professional and Continuing Education learning centre in Naryn on December 12th 2019.
As part of the event, UCA’s student-led Eco Warriors environmental club delivered a presentation highlighting the importance of their work, and proposed that similar recycling initiatives be implemented throughout the Naryn town.
“The work of UCA’s Eco Warriors club is in perfect alignment with the mission of our Aarhus centre to create awareness and sensitivity among local communities towards environmental issues and their connected problems,” said Samat Kalmuratov, MSRI’s Research Fellow and coordinator of Aarhus centre. “We will work closely with students from UCA and Naryn State University on joint projects in the region to engage neighborhood communities to promote sound environmental behavior and take up relevant actions.”
The event also included a photo exhibition by the Swiss ‘Sustainable mountain art’ (SMArt) initiative on “Glaciers in Agony”. It aims at using art tools of pictures to raise awareness on the challenges facing mountain regions. The exhibition was organised to celebrate the International Mountain Day, which is celebrated each year globally on December 11th 2019.