Aibek Samakov
  • Manage No, Sortation, Country, Writer ,Date, Copyright
    Manage No SS00000308
    Stakeholder Category Expert
    Country Kyrgyzstan
    Affiliated institution Aigine Cultural Research Center
    Position Expert
Description Aibek Samakov has been involved in the participatory research of human, social, and cultural dimensions of natural resources management since 2011. From 2011 to 2018, Mr. Samakov participated in the documentation of sacred natural sites and traditional ecological knowledge in various regions of the Kyrgyz Republic. From 2015 onwards, Mr. Samakov has focused on the social and cultural dimensions of transboundary rivers in Central Asia, with the main focus on Naryn and Syr Darya Rivers. Mr. Samakov holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Manitoba and is expected to receive his Ph.D. in environmental anthropology from the Eberhard Karl University of Tuebingen. Mr. Samakov is a proponent of participatory approaches in research and is keen on involving local (and indigenous) communities in the co-production of knowledge.
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Field of expertise Aibek Samakov’s field of expertise includes biocultural diversity conservation and safeguarding in light of climate change and biodiversity loss. His knowledge and experience lie in the domain of human-nature interactions, indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing, and the interlinkages between natural and cultural heritage. Mr. Samakov is also experienced in bringing together scholarly knowledge and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK).

Information source
National Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic for UNESCO

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