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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.
AKHP Public Lecture, Almaty: Turkic Contribution to World Culture and Civilisation
The lecture will focus on the contribution of Turks to world culture and civilisation. New facts and materials will be presented that have long been inaccessible for research by the general public due to Eurocentric and other myths, and stereotypes dominating traditional historiography. On the basis of these materials, the lecturer will demonstrate that Turkic peoples living on the territories of the Eurasian continent for thousands of years were not only a bridge connecting two great cultures of the East and West, but also created an original great culture and civilisation of their own.
IPPA Public Lecture, Bishkek: Predicting Poverty in Kyrgyzstan: A Hierarchical Approach
The Kyrgyz Republic is committed to achieving the sustainable development goals, including the goal of poverty alleviation. In this work, the presenters try to identify which are the individual characteristics and the macro-economic variables, such as GDP per capita and the unemployment rate at a regional level, that contribute the most in predicting the probability of being poor in Kyrgyzstan. A large body of the literature has investigated the main factors that influence the households at-risk of poverty. The central premise is that, the ability of a household to exploit available income-earning opportunities is shaped by its inherent characteristics. For a given household, the probability of being poor is determined by the extent and nature of its participation in the labor market, participation conditioned by the characteristics of the household itself.