The 6th Annual Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference brought together over 300 participants from 30 countries to learn about ongoing research on social and economic life in Kyrgyzstan and beyond. This four-day virtual event was held from October 27 to October 30, 2020.
During the four days of the Conference, national and international researchers and experts exchanged evidence, knowledge, and experience on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, and beyond. Plenary sessions of the conference addressed a range of topics, including effects of COVID-19 in Central Asia and worldwide. Among the topics discussed were social cohesion, household finance and investments, advancing access to justice through digital transformation, education, employment, intra-household decisions and demographics, migration and remittances, livelihoods and agricultural market access, new technologies in local development, nutrition and health, and tourism development. The program of the conference with most of the presentations can be found in this link.
The 6th Annual Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference is organized by the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security and Development Centre in partnership with American University of Central Asia, Mercy Corps, the World Bank, and support from the Aga Khan Foundation.