An article on weather shocks and child health in Kyrgyzstan published at World Development journal

The effects of early life exposure to cold winter, drought, and excessive rainfall shocks on stunting probabilities of children under five are analyzed with Life in Kyrgyzstan data in the article by Hanna Freudenreich, Anastasia Aladysheva, and Tilman Brück published at World Development journal. The authors find that child stunting in the youngest age group […]

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The 7th LiK Conference features 17 sessions with over 400 participants

This year’s Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference was conducted in online mode during October 26-28, 2021. It featured 17 sessions, including two keynote speech sessions, and was attended by 400+ participants. The program of the conference with the video recordings and presentation slides can be found here. The next year’s LiK conference is planned to take […]


Videos from the LiK conference 2020 are posted online

The videos from the Life in Kyrgyzstan conference 2020 are posted online on the Youtube channel of the University of Central Asia. The videos can be found at this link.


The LiK Conference 2021 deadline for submissions is extended to June 30, 2021

The LiK conference 2021 submissions deadline is extended till June 30, 2021. The conference academic committee will review the submissions during July 2021 and will notify the shortlisted applicants in early August 2021. The proposals are to be submitted through the ConfTool conference management system by following this link: For questions on the LiK […]

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LiK Conference 2022

Call for Sessions and Papers 8th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference October 11-12, 2022 In the framework of the Kyrgyzstan-initiated United Nations General Assembly resolution designating 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development.  The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and […]

8th Annual 'Life in Kyrgyzstan' Conference

LiK Conference 2021

Program The 7th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference Organizers: University of Central Asia, Kyrgyz Republic The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Germany International Security and Development Center, Germany Partners: AUCA, Mercy Corps, World Bank, and UNFPA Venue: online Date: October 26-28, 2021 (программа на русском языке в формате PDF доступна здесь) (the program […]

LiK Conference 2020

The Sixth Annual Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference 2020 Dates: October 27-30, 2020 Organizers: University of Central Asia (UCA), Kyrgyz Republic The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), Germany International Security and Development Center (ISDC), Germany Partners: American University Central Asia (AUCA), Mercy Corps, The World Bank. Venue: online (программа на русском языке в […]

LiK Conference 2019

5th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference Dates: 23-24 October 2019. Venue: Park Hotel, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. 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 […]