Strengthening mountain societies in Central Asia in a context of multidimensional change

Authors Schmidt-Vogt, D.; Foggin, M.; Hergarten, C.
Year of Publication 2016
Type of Publication Journal Article
Journal Mountain Research And Development
Volume 36
Issue 7
Pagination 380-383
Open Access Yes


The Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) conducts transdisciplinary research for development, with the goal of improving the livelihoods and well-being of mountain societies in Central Asia and building their resilience in a rapidly changing socioeconomic, political, and biophysical environment. MSRI is a core institute of the Graduate School of Development at the University of Central Asia (UCA), working alongside the Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA). Beyond research, MSRI also engages in building Central Asian capacities to contribute to sustainable mountain development; serves as a knowledge hub for scholars, development practitioners, and policy-makers; and contributes to the development of UCA's academic programs, which will be offered in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan.