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5th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference took place in Bishkek

The 5th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference took place in Bishkek on 23-24 October 2019. The two-day conference brought together national and international experts from government and the public sector, development agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and research institutions, and media to exchange knowledge and experiences on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia and to promote evidence-based policy making.

The organisers were the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), ISDC – International Security and Development Center, and the World Bank. The academic committee included Prof. Tilman Brück (IGZ/ISDC), Dr. Damir Esenaliev (IGZ/ISDC), Dr. Saida Ismailakhunova (World Bank), Dr. Roman Mogilevskii (UCA), Dr. Kanat Tilekeyev (UCA), and Prof. Nurgul Ukueva (AUCA). The support to the conference was provided by Aga Khan Foundation Kyrgyzstan, DFID and USAID.

For more information on the conference, please visit Life in Kyrgyzstan website.

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