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AKHP Presents Interactive Ethnographic Map

21 December 2021

The Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) of the University of Central Asia (UCA) has launched an Interactive Ethnographic Scientific Map of Central Asia, with a particular focus on Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The map is an open-access digital database providing general statistical and demographical data along with detailed information about migration, economic, and ecological indicators.

The map shows statistics from 1990 till 2019 of migration, graphical and quantitative ratio of the volume of products, annual data of production, demographical statistics of the labour market, labour productivity index, GDP dynamics, economic model of development, air pollution, reforestation by territory, water resources, pastures, and several other indicators.

In November 2021, Dr Nurzhauar Issayeva, Coordinator of the Faculty Development Programme at UCA, was invited to the International Centre for the Rapprochement of Cultures under the auspices of UNESCO in Kazakhstan to present the map to students, scientists, academicians, teachers and government officials.

Dr Pulat Shozimov, Acting Director of AKHP, noted that the project has long-term prospects. It will not only help identify the diversity of ethnic culture of Central Asia but also represent the similarities within the history of the region. The map is designed to serve as an innovative database for cross-disciplinary research, which will be beneficial for formulating policies.