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Institute for East-European Studies
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MA, has received his Bachelors degree in Social Anthropology from Manchester University and Masters degree in Social Anthropology of Development, (‘with a special focus on Central Asia’), from the London School of Oriental and African Studies. He oversaw the development of an ethics curriculum, (drawing on contemporary philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies), at the Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia (in Dushanbe, Tajikistan). He has worked at the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex, UK) where he spent several years involved in Knowledge Management and research dissemination. He has been a Consultant Researcher and Adviser on various GTZ, World Bank and FAO projects in Central Asia. He coordinated a Social Impact Assessment, focusing on a TACIS/World Bank project to irrigate the area around the Aral sea (Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan). He has conducted research into risk management among transhumant herders in Kyrgyszstan, on behalf of FAO. He has recently supported the Afghan Government, (on behalf of GTZ), in drawing up the Interim Afghanistan National Development Strategy, which maps out the 5 year strategy of the Afghan Government. He worked for more than 3 years, from 2002 with the Aga Khan Foundation in Afghanistan, Managing AKF’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Unit. He concluded his time in Afghanistan coordinating research in Afghan Shughnan and Wakhan (Badakhshan) and Gorno-Badakhhsan (Tajikistan), into the political economy of cross-border heroin trading and ‘markets of addiction’, on behalf of CSCCA.
- Two Afghan Badakhshani Border Districts: Changing Local Governance and Impacts of Narcotices Political Economy (pdf, 9,7 mB)