Social Innovation Lab Kyrgyzstan (SILK)
Social Innovation Lab Kyrgyzstan (SILK) is a faculty initiative within the Division of Social Sciences at the American University of Central Asia. The primary goal of SILK is to engage in socially significant projects in Kyrgyzstan and develop innovative solutions to social problems. SILK is a platform from which faculty members design and implement research and civic engagement projects across a very broad spectrum of topics.
SILK is open to researchers at other universities and organizations that are interested in developing innovative approaches to social issues in the region.
The primary partners at this time are:
- Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan
- American University of Central Asia
- Department of Anthropology, Technology, and International Development
- Department of Environmental Studies
- Center for Civic Engagement
- Technical School of Innovation
- Industrial Zones, Zhamilia Baiborieva and Ulan Gabdushev
- Public Art, Meder Akhmetov and Seth Fearey
- Social Capital, Tatiana Efremenko
- Innovative Tools, Altynai Nogoibaeva
- Social Entrepreneurship, Aiibike Esengulova
- Monocities, Zarina Adambussinova
- Social Innovations, Bakhrom Radjabov
- Dashboard, Malika Solieva
- Social Income Status Research, Olga Tarabashkina and Mehrigul Ablezova
- Kөk Bishkek, SILK team
- Emil Nasritdinov, Anthropology Department, AUCA
- Seth Fearey, Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, AUCA
- Jamilya Baiborieva, Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, AUCA
- Emil Dzhuraev, Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS: January 2022. SILK has opened an open free course on Innovative Tools for Urban planners and designers, the seminar and workshops are held by Altynai Nogoibaeva, a researcher from Urban Initiatives and Peshkom.
SILK won a grant from Internews for writing and editing the Alternative Guide to Bishkek City Book and developing a website and a mobile application.