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MSRI Publications and Resources

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2016

16 August 2016 | Annual Report
Mountain Societies Research Institute Annual Report 2015
In 2015, the Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) strengthened its position as a core unit of the Graduate School of Development of the University of Central Asia (UCA) and as an internationally recognized agency engaged in research for development. Through its research, MSRI aims to enhance the resilience and quality of life of mountain societies in Central Asia.
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia.

15 April 2016 | Policy Brief
Natural resource management dynamics in border communities of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Asel Murzakulova, Research Fellow, Mountain Societies Research Institute, UCA and Irene Mestre, University Jean Moulin-Lyon III
Policy Brief and Research Report
15 April 2016
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia.

2015

21 April 2015 | Annual Report
MSRI Programmes, Activities and Outputs 2014
Highlights include the launch of a new GIS laboratory; new papers in the MSRI Background Paper Series; and the successful completion of the pilot phase of our mobile digital library eBilim. Our first cohort of researchers from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan received support under MSRI’s Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fellowship and are building important networks and a multi-disciplinary body of knowledge on sustainable mountain development.
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia.

04 March 2015 | Report
Agroforestry for Landscape Restoration and Livelihood Development in Central Asia
Dr Utkur Djanibekov, Klara Dzhakypbekova, Dr James Chamberlain Dr Horst Weyerhaeuser, Dr Robert Zomer, Dr Grace B. Villamor, Dr Jianchu Xu
4 March 2015
Report
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

2014

08 August 2014 | Annual Report
Programmes, Activities and Outputs - 2013
2013 saw the launch of several new projects at MSRI. Research was completed on the second paper in MSRI’s Background Paper series on sustainable land management, and research began on the third paper, on mountain tourism and sustainability. Other research was conducted in areas ranging from small scale farming systems to agroforestry to climate change adaptation. This report describes these and other activities, as well as the Institute’s growing team, outputs and partnerships in 2013. As MSRI enters its fourth year, we look forward to continuing to generate research knowledge and skills in Central Asia and to building our own capacity as a vital institute of the University of Central Asia.
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia.

01 August 2014 | Report
Mountain Tourism and Sustainability in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: A Research Review

Qobiljon Shokirov, Aisulu Abdykadyrova, Chad Dear and Sia Nowrojee
July 2014 Report
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


21 April 2014 | Magazine
Q-News Special: Mountain Societies Research Institute
 This first issue of 2014 puts the spotlight on UCA’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI). MSRI’s background paper on sustainable land management is featured, revealing the Institute’s approach to creating a comprehensive research agenda.

14 March 2014 | Report
Strengthening Research for Sustainable Land Management in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Jyldyz Shigaeva, Chad Dear, Bettina Wolfgramm
14 March 2014
Brief
Available in English and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

20 January 2014 | Conference material
Why Mountains Matter for Energy
The brief underscores the role of sustainable hydropower, biomass, wind, solar and geothermal energy. It calls for mountain targets that: integrate sustainable development into country policies and programmes; increase sustainable energy in the energy mix; double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency in buildings, industry, agriculture and transport; and take joint action to improve access for mountain communities to reliable energy.
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

20 January 2014 | Conference material
Why Mountains Matter for Forests and Biodiversity
The brief recognises the role of mountains as centers of agro-biodiversity, and their importance for providing ecosystem goods and services. It describes these goods and services, including clean water, protection against natural hazards, as well as high biodiversity, and recreational and spiritual values. The brief calls for targets related to enhancing ecosystem services of at least 15% of degraded ecosystems, as well as the conservation of 17% of terrestrial areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services and the reduction of loss of mountain biodiversity.
Available in English.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

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