Irbaris’ Iain Watt explores the subject of water scarcity in Central Asia, a growing concern for stability in the region between the water-rich and water-poor nations. Iain Watt is a partner at Irbaris, an expert advisory firm with extensive experience across the region of helping organizations assess the risks and opportunities they face due to climate change and water scarcity. Iain has extensive international experience with blue chip multinationals and a wide-ranging expertise on the governance, reputational and communication challenges around climate change, with a particular focus on CIS countries. Continue reading
On April 2, 2010, Tashkent’s Hotel Expo hosted a conference titled “The Present and the Future of Eastern Medicine in Uzbekistan”, organized by the Association of Traditional Medicine of Uzbekistan, Korean Centre for Eastern Medicine, and the Centre for Eastern Medicine at Tashkent Medical Academy. The event was attended by around 70 medical specialists and experts.
Among the goals of the conference were to provide a platform for an exchange of experience among eastern medicine specialists; discuss new trends and methods in eastern medicine; discuss plans on the further development and integration of eastern medicine methods into practice.
The conference focused on issues relating to the state of eastern medicine in Uzbekistan, its history, existing educational methods as well as methods and results of treating diseases using eastern medicine. The conference participants had an opportunity to swap opinions, discuss issues and map out plans.
The conference agenda also included speeches by foreign and local specialists
The growing bilateral relations between India and Kazakhstan make it important for this Central Asian republic to prepare and create a cadre of Indologists who are well versed in Indian languages, history, politics, economy, thoughts and ideas, the Indian envoy here has said.
Speaking at the International Hindi Day celebrations at the Al Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty Wednesday, Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar offered all possible support to the university for sending a larger number of students and teachers to India for higher studies in subjects and disciplines related to India. Continue reading
The winners of the World Bank’s third annual ‘Improving the Lives of People in Europe and Central Asia’ 2010 event have been announced by World Bank Vice President Philippe Le Houérou. This year the award goes to projects that show both innovation and concrete results on the ground, such as building roads to connect rural communities with markets and urban areas in Armenia, improving the land titling system in FYR Macedonia, expanding health insurance coverage and improving access to health services in Turkey, and protecting the health and nutrition of the poor in the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, and Tajikistan in the face of the recent global food price shocks. Continue reading