Training on Climate Change and Conflict in Kyrgyzstan

On 4–7 October 2022, CRISP in cooperation with the OSCE Academy in Bishkek organized a Certificate Training on Climate Change and Conflict. Participants of the training were 22 researchers, activists, experts, and junior and mid-level professionals from civil society, NGOs, and governmental organizations from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan. The training course was led by Oliver Wiechmann from CRISP, and Dr. Rahat Sabyrbekov, Post-Doc Fellow and Lecturer at the OSCE Academy.

The course aimed to provide participants with a comprehensive insight into the impact of climate change on the Central Asian region with a focus on (societal) conflict lines. During the course, participants learned to identify and analyze potential conflicts arising from the impact of climate change in their country's contexts and the region as a whole. The methodological approach of the training included our simulation game KALABIA, which gives the chance to participants to engage in decision-making processes in the planning and execution of conflict-sensitive adaptation and mitigation measures.