RESULTS RESOURCES: 192 documents found


2017

19 February 2017 | PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
Nomadic Traditions and Environmental Conservation
Separation of an ethnic community from deep-rooted, spiritual and personal relations with Mother Nature inevitably have had and will result in their marginalisation. Contrary to the widely-held view, this is equally true of large and small ethnic communities. For large ethnic groups, it is mainly related to extension of settlement areas or resettlement in areas with significantly different natural environments. For small ethnic groups, who have fallen under the influence of large ethnic groups, it happens due to the loss of traditional lifestyles and to some extent the weakening and loss of ethnic culture and language. When culture loses its regulatory functions as it pertains to society’s relationship with nature, and these functions shift over to science, economics and politics, it creates pre-requisites for irretrievable inconsistency of society with its natural environment. 
Other languages: Русский язык |

2016

01 August 2016 | PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
Advances in Sustainable Agricultural Land Management: Opportunities for Education, Research and Development
Concerns regarding sustainable production intensification and sustainable land management are attracting a good deal of attention in the international development and policy agenda because of the degrading and sub-optimal performance of many of the conventional land use management practices.
Other languages: Русский язык |

01 August 2016 | PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
Music Culture in the Yasin Valley of Gilgit Baltistan, Northern Pakistan
Music student Wajahat Shah will deliver a presentation on the culture and music of the Gilgit Baltistan of Northern Pakistan. He will introduce the rich music culture of the Yasin Valley, his home region located in the northwest region of Gilgit.

31 July 2016 | PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
International Development Cooperation – from Development Aid to Global Partnership for Sustainable Development: History – Guiding Principles – Examples for the new Approach to the Role of the Private Sector
The objective of this lecture is to present an analysis of the paradigm shift in international development cooperation from aid to global partnership for sustainable development by discussing the history and guiding principles of development cooperation.

21 June 2016 | PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
Can Highland Potato Production Be Sustainable? Lessons from the Andes
The presentation will focus on sustainability of potato production in highland situations. Potatos are historically a highland crop and have been grown for millennia in the Andes; by this indicator potato production was originally sustainable.
Other languages: Русский язык |

17 May 2016 | PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
University of Central Asia Lecture - Creating Opportunity on the Roof of the World
As part of its ‘breaking the cycle of poverty’ series, the Aga Khan Foundation UK along with the Ismaili Council United Kingdom and the University of Central Asia are pleased to invite you to a talk by Shamsh Kassim-Lakha.

20 April 2016 | PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
Methodology for Assessing Poverty of Microfinance Institutions’ Clients in Kyrgyz Republic
Lecture presents a methodology for assessing poverty level of microfinance institutions’ clients (MFI) developed for MFIs of Kyrgyzstan. Key elements of the methodology such as specification of assessment framework, sample selection for building the model, problems with data, processing the data for modelling, assumptions and their impact on outcome as well as scope of the model application are discussed during the lecture. 
Other languages: Русский язык |

23 February 2016 | PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
African Americans in the US
The history of the African American community’s struggle for civil rights is an important part of the cultural and political history of the United States, and should be observed and celebrated.

28 January 2016 | PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
Sacred Sites: An Opportunity for Improving Biocultural Diversity Conservation in Ysyk-Kol Biosphere Reserve
The author presents the results from his Master's thesis on sacred sites within Ysyk-Kol Biosphere Reserve (YKBR). The paper claims that sacred sites, defined as areas of land and bodies of water which are culturally and spiritually significant for local communities, represent traditional model of bioculturral diversity conservation.
 
 
Other languages: Русский язык |

2015

09 December 2015 | PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
One Text, Many Interpretations: an Illustrated Overview of the Shahnama across Time and Materials
The Persian Shahnama epic, or Book of Kings,  chronicles the pre-Islamic history of Iran and Central Asia. It is attributed  to the Persian poet Firdausi in the eleventh century although its tales come  from oral traditions that predate him, which can be seen on seventh-century  wall paintings from Panjekent. 

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