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Vernacular Architecture and the Historic Houses of Gyumri, Armenia (by Jane Britt Greenwood)
The aim of this talk is to document the historic houses of the Kumayri Historic District in order to identify and develop an Armenian “pattern language.” This architecturally based language can then be used by architects, developers, and builders as a way to preserve Armenian cultural identity in modern Armenian architecture.
Many Homes: How Kyrgyz Migrants Juggle Their Lives in Multiple Settings (by Dr. Susan Thieme, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Kazakhstan are major destinations for young labour migrants from southern Kyrgyzstan in search of economic and educational opportunities. Children and elderly people often do not migrate and stay behind.
Production Efficiency Influence on Rural Poverty in Remote Areas of the Kyrgyz Republic (by Kanat Tilekeyev, PhD Candidate, University of Giessen, Germany)
Poverty in the Kyrgyz Republic has a persistent and growing problem since independence. In the 1990s, poverty increased across the Republic. However, in the last decade, poverty indicators have decreased significantly.
Transcript - 'Growth' by Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, World Bank Managing Director
On 3 June 2011, World Bank Managing Director Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala addressed 100 delegates, academics and students as part of the University of Central Asia Public Lecture Series. She spoke on growth and the challenges of restoring economic growth after the crises of 2010. Dr Okonjo-Iweala discussed the possible sources of renewed growth, such as agriculture, mining and international trade.
Growth by Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, World Bank Managing Director
This presentation is focused mainly on the challenges of restoring economic growth after the crises of 2010. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discusses the possible sources of renewed growth, such as agriculture, mining and international trade. She argues that the Kyrgyz Republic stands at a crossroad of opportunity, with the potential to re-launch economic growth from a platform of transparent institutions and the fight against corruption.
The Drug Situation in Central Asia and Effective Responses: The New Phase of the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP) of the European Union
Central Asian countries are experiencing increased drug abuse and related problems such as the threat of infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis among injecting drug users. The Action Plan on Drugs between the European Union (EU) and the Central Asian states (2009-13) acknowledges the shared commitment to address drug-related concerns, intensify cooperation and provide assistance in drug prevention and treatment.
Hunting with Eagles in Kyrgyzstan: Central Asian Falconry and the Maintenance of Traditional Knowledge
The Kyrgyz tradition of capturing, training, and hunting with golden eagles has survived for centuries through oral transmission, passed down from father to son through dynastic chains of tradition. The breadth of knowledge involved in the craft is astounding - an eagle hunter is required to be an expert in bird taxonomy and physiology, raptor reproduction and migration patterns, and raptor husbandry.
In the Name of Victory: Turning the Hungry Steppe into New Land in Zafarabad, Tajikistan (1959-1979)
This lecture discusses the historical creation of “new land” (tselina) through irrigation development during the Khrushchev and Brezhnev eras in Soviet Central Asia, specifically the so-called Hungry Steppe (Golodnaia step’) or vast plain south-west of the Syr Darya River shared by Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.
Implications of Winter Feed Shortage for Pasture and Livestock Management in Kyrgyzstan
12 May 2011 - After independence, the process of de-collectivization in the Kyrgyz Republic led to redistribution of livestock assets from collective farms. This was coupled by a cease of import of concentrates for winter intensive feeding from other republics.
Thinking through Water: Interactions at Dams, Pilgrimage Sites and Transhumant Pastures in Kyrgyzstan
This lecture, based on anthropological fieldwork conducted in the Toktogul region of the Kyrgyz Republic between 2006 and 2008, analyses how people there understand and interact with water, raising questions and providing insight into water metaphors used in current political and social science descriptions of the world.