GAS Joint Conference

Sustainable Development in Central Asia

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Date and TimeSeptember 4th (Mon), 2023, 9:30 AM-17:30 PM (Time in Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
VenueCAMPUS of UWED, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
TitleSustainable Development in Central Asia

Panel I: Contemporary Challenges of Eurasia: Building Resilience and Development
Panel II: Decolonisation
Panel III: Problems of Sustainability
Panel IV: Education
Panel V: Migration
SpeakerWelcome Remarks
- Rector Sodyq Safoev (University of World Economy and Diplomacy), President Nagata Kyosuke (University of Tsukuba), H.E. Hatori Takashi (Ambassador of Japan to Uzbekistan), Mr.Mori Yuji (Executive director of Nippon Foundation)

Conference Concept
- Prof. Timur Dadabaev (University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Uzbekistan) and Dr. Akram Umarov (IAIS)

Panel I
- Prof. Sonoda Shigeto (University of Tokyo), Dr Siddharth Saxena (University of Cambridge), Prof. Bakhtiyor Islamov (Tashkent Branch of Plekhanov University of Economics), Dr.Akram Umarov (IAIS), Prof. Mara Gubaidullina (KAZGU)

Panel II
- Prof. Timur Dadabaev (Tsukuba University), Prof. Mirzokhid Rakhimov, (Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan), Dr. Farkhod Talipov (Karavan of Knowledge, Tashkent), Mrs. Prajakti Kalra (Cambridge Central Asia Forum)

Panel III
- Mr. Zokir Rakhimov (World Bank Project), Prof. Nigora Djalilova (University of Tsukuba), Dr. Sono Fumoto (International University of Tourism), Ms. Medeu Aigerim (KAZGU), Prof. Akifumi Shioya (University of Tsukuba)

Panel IV
- Dr. Eldor Elmurodov (Nagoya University), Dr. Ulugbek Azizov (University of World Languages, Uzbekistan), Prof. Yamamoto Yukiko (University of Tsukuba), Dr.Hiroo Iwazaki (Co-director of UJC)

Panel V
- Dr. Jasur Soipov (University of Tsukuba), Prof. Gulzat Akmatbekova (Hokkaido University), Prof. Magnus Marsden (University of Sussex), Prof. Rustamjon Urinboyev (Lund University), Dr. Ulugbek Khasanov (UWED)
ChairPanel I: Timur Dadabaev (University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Uzbekistan)
Panel II: Akram Umarov (UWED)
Panel III: Kamola Safaeva (IAIS, Uzbekistan)
Panel IV: Nigora Djalilova (University of Tsukuba)
Panel V: Sonoda Shigeto (University of Tokyo)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a global initiative aimed at ending poverty, protecting the environment and climate, and ensuring the right to live in peace and prosperity for all. Uzbekistan, among other Central Asian states, attributes significant importance to the successful implementation of national indicators for achieving the SDGs domestically and contributing to the overall development of the Central Asian region.

The purpose of this academic conference is to revisit the obstacles that hinder sustainable development in the Central Asian region and propose academic and applied solutions to various societal problems.

The following themes and issues will be considered at the conference:

▪ Various Aspects of Academic Knowledge Generation to Support SDG-related Solutions
▪ Various Aspects of Migration from and to the Central Asian Region
▪ Building Resilience for Sustainable Development
▪ Problems and Consequences of Decolonization of Central Asia
▪ Problems of Environmental Sustainability
▪ Solutions for the Regional and Domestic Energy Crisis ▪ Educational reforms in Central Asia
▪ Connectivity Infrastructure in Central Eurasia


Co-organizer:University of Tsukuba, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, The Nippon Foundation, JACAFA, Special Program for Central Eurasia, GAS Initiative