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.
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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
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.