On 9 September the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted a conference titled “The Covid-19 Crisis and Its Impact on Central Asia” organized in partnership with the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS). The event was opened by Dr. Alexander Wolters, OSCE Academy Director, and Dr. Flemming Splidsboel Hansen, Senior Researcher at DIIS.
The conference aimed at discussing precarities that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to Central Asia and contained presentations of 7 policy papers, which were published as part of the OSCE Academy’s Special Issue Series. These papers look at effects of emergency lockdowns in the early months of the pandemic as well as the longer term impact of the COVID-19 on Central Asia.
This event was held offline for a limited number of participants, including researchers, experts and students and was also transmitted online with simultaneous Russian translation via Zoom platform.