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Public Lecture: Can Past Earthquakes Affect Contemporary Rainfall-Initiated Landslide Hazards? - Evidence from Central Asia and Japan
The Fate of Traditions in the Modern World
Natural Conditions of the Pamir Highlands and Challenges Faced by Mountain Communities Using Geothermal Energy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.