Wolfgramm, Bettina. Institutional Partnership: Geoprocessing for Natural Resource Monitoring – Capacity Strengthening in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Bern; Dushanbe: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, 2011.
Number of the IP: IZ74Z0_128214 In 2010, activities began in a three-year partnership between the University of Central Asia (UCA), Kyrgyz Slavic Russian University (KSRU), the Tajik Agrarian University (TAU) and the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) at the University of Berne to strengthen capacity in geoprocessing for monitoring natural resources in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The project, Institutional Partnership: Geoprocessing for Natural Resource Monitoring – Capacity Strengthening in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, is funded by a research grant awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation to Dr. Thomas Breu (CDE) as the main applicant, and CDE Senior Research and UCA Senior Research Fellow Dr. Bettina Wolfgramm as the project coordinator in Central Asia. Dr. Wolfgramm is overseeing the project, to increase GIS capacity in the region in a holistic and integrated manner by building skills and resources, as well as opportunities in research, education and data management. Activities include establishing GIS laboratories at UCA and KSRU, developing online data management systems, linking and networking of partners, and financial support for participation in conferences and trainings.