Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Workshop ‘Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment for Central Asia and the Caucasus'

The workshop  ‘Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment for Central Asia and the Caucasus’ was held from March 7-10, 2013 in Tbilisi (Georgia). This workshop is organized by the Volkwagen Foundation and Giessen University, Center for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU).

The workshop was aiming to identify current research directions and to explore possibilities for cooperation between researchers in Germany, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Discussion topics of the workshop sessions will address interdisciplinary research strategies as well as methodological research questions on a regional scale.

The work process -Interactive World Café group #1
There are about 70 participants from Central Asia and Caucasus and Europe. During these days we had an excellent opportunity to work in small groups in Interactive World Café. It was really very interesting experience. All of us could make contributions within this time. This also helped us to meet and get aquainted with new contacts.

All participants had a good opportunity to learn about the country by visiting Aragvi valley, Mleta and  Gudauri. We were all very impressed by the city tour introducing special architecture and old historical buildings.