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7th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference 2021

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The registration for participation for the 7th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference is open.

The online conference is being 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 Center in partnership with American University Central Asia, Mercy Corps, the World Bank, and support from UNFPA.

The three-day conference will bring together national and international researchers and experts to exchange evidence, knowledge, and experience on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, and beyond. The keynote speakers are Prof. Olga Shemyakina (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) and Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta (University of Toronto, Canada).

If you wish to attend the conference, please complete the registration form by 25 October 2021 by clicking the link: Zoom links to the conference sessions will be provided to registered participants. The conference program can be found at For further information on the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study, please visit

If you have any questions, please send us a message to or contact Elita Bakirova from UCA at: +996 312 910 822 (Ext. 572).

We look forward to your participation and a lively exchange of research, ideas, and experiences at the Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference 2021.