Q-News Special Issue: Mountain Societies Research Institute

Date: 26 May 2014
Other languages: Русский язык |

As we begin our second year of publication, Q-News would like to thank you for your continued interest, support and feedback.  In 2013, the first four issues of Q-News were received enthusiastically by our audience across the globe.

In its first year, Q-News reached approximately 5,500 e-subscribers from 70 countries. Our inaugural issue received 420 views on the day of release. Our fourth issue, highlighting UCA’s progress in construction, received a record of over 2,000 downloads. 

This first issue of 2014 puts the spotlight on UCA’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI). MSRI’s background paper on sustainable land management and eBilim, MSRI’s mobile digital library are featured. Other highlights include the Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fellowship programme and the Mountain Partnership Central Asia Hub's initiatives.

We look forward to continue to respond to your interest in UCA and providing you with engaging news from Central Asia.

> Enjoy these and many more stories in this issue!


Sustainable Land Management Paper Highlights Existing Knowledge and Gaps

MSRI hosted a seminar on Research for Sustainable Land Management: Status, Challenges and Pathways for Improvement. The seminar launched MSRI’s second background paper; Sustainable Land Management in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: A Research Review

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UCA and GIZ Bring Mobile Digital Library to Naryn and Ak-Talaa Districts

UCA’s mobile digital library eBilim was launched and made its inaugural journey.  Housed in a new, refurbished minibus, eBilim is designed to facilitate the use of digital and electronic resources in remote mountain villages. 

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New Governor of Naryn Visits UCA Campus Site

The Governor of Naryn, Amanbai Kayipov, visited UCA’s Naryn campus site in January 2014. Construction is underway and the campus is scheduled to open in 2016. 

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Second Round of Social Entrepreneurs Ready to Impact Kyrgyz Communities

Six winners in the Change the World Around You! competition received up to $2,500 each to implement innovative projects across the Kyrgyz Republic. 

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UCA and Kyrgyz Government Hold Round Table on Local Economic Development

Building a democratic state governed by the rule of law requires training the next generation of public and local self-government authorities. This was the focus of a national round table on Local Economic Development: Potential and Prospects organised by UCA and the Kyrgyz Government  in March 2014.

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