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MSRI Public Lecture, Bishkek: Household Food Security and Shock Responses in the Rural Southern Kyrgyz Highlands
Household food security has been measured using economic, experiential, and consumptive measures. In addition, there is a large scholastic body of literature that examines the effects of agricultural, economic, and environmental shocks on vulnerable communities. This lecture embarks on a targeted analysis of household food security and the implications of agricultural, economic, and environmental shocks on food security in rural Kyrgyzstan.
IPPA Public Lecture April 29th, Bishkek: Attitude Changing Campaigns in Different Cultural Environments
The presentation will examine how solid preparatory research helps us understand communication and decision-making patterns; how re-enacting these patterns will guide the campaigners to the most efficient communication tools; and how appealing to the interests and values of the target audience can help shake up deep rooted beliefs and behaviors, and induce attitude change in a society.
IPPA Public Lecture, Almaty: Child-Friendly Urban Development
The lecture aims to discuss newly defined Child Rights and Urban Planning principles, to put forward concepts and instruments that allow urban stakeholders to engage in evidence-based decision making for the development of sustainable cities where children live in healthy, safe, inclusive, green and prosperous communities.
AKHP Public Lecture, Almaty: Expedition of Chokan Valikhanov to Kashgaria
The lecture will discuss Chokan Valikhanov, a Kazakh scientist and outstanding historical figure, and his famous expedition to Kashgaria from 1864 to 1865. The lecturer will share little-known facts about Valikhanov’s difficult travel, his discoveries and achievements, as well as some interesting facts that are associated with how Chokan Valikhanov passed away. The lecturer will present conclusions based on his own field research, and studies of academic literature.
AKHP Public Lecture, Bishkek: Women’s Rights in Kyrgyzstan
The lecture will discuss gender, gender equality, and rights of women in Kyrgyzstan; describe the history of women movement in post-soviet Kyrgyzstan; as well as specify the role and the place of women in the culture and traditions of Kyrgyz people. The lecture builds on the materials, as related to the ratification of the “Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women” in Kyrgyzstan.
AKHP Public Lecture, Khorog: Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) – Slow Food versus Fast Food
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are organisms that are artificially impregnated with genetic materials from other animal organisms that help improve the characteristics of the original organism (energy value; pest, disease or weather resistance, accelerated ripening, extended shelf-life, improved productivity) in order to decrease production costs. The lecture will discuss GMO’s negative and positive effects on the human organism, as well as alternative ways to address the problem.
MSRI Public Lecture, Bishkek: Impact Assessment of Grazing and Climatic Factors on Vegetation in Kyrgyzstan
The aim of this lecture is to present research results on an assessment of the interactions between soil, vegetation and climatic factors, and quantify them for better prediction in different utilisation and climate change scenarios. It will also investigate the impact of existing grazing practices on rangelands’ soil and vegetation resources.
AKHP Public Lecture, Khorog: Food Security in the Harsh Natural Environment of Gorno-Badakhshan
Food security in mountain communities is closely related to the harsh climate and natural environments that are prone to natural disasters, making it difficult to produce required volumes of agricultural crops and disrupting the delivery of products to remote areas. In such context, the development and introduction of innovative technologies and approaches become especially relevant. The lecture will discuss current status of food security in highland areas of the Gorno-Badakhshan region and the methods to address the problem.
IPPA Public Lecture, Bishkek: Small Area Estimation of Poverty and Consumption: Kyrgyz Republic
This presentation will provide alternative methods for measuring poverty at the district level. It will include preliminary results of measuring poverty and the middle class in Central Asia reported at the district level.
MSRI Public Lecture, Bishkek: The Kyrgyz Minority in Uzbekistan after 2010
Approximately 370,000 ethnic Kyrgyz people live in Uzbekistan, the majority in Ferghana Valley regions adjacent to Kyrgyzstani territory. The lecture explores the status and fortunes of this minority group, especially what happened to them in June 2010 and afterwards.