Sukhrob BABAYEV

IICAS, DIRECTOR FOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT Sukhrob was born to study historiography and open new avenues of discovery on the pages of human history for the purpose of preserving cultural heritage for future generations. From teaching archaeology at the University of Bukhara to becoming a specialist and later head of the Department of Cultural Heritage of Bukhara Region he has persistently led efforts to educate and spread knowledge about this area. His experience in Bukhara and on numerous international projects, including for UNESCO, as well as studying 8 languages he now brings to… Read More

Bobomullo BOBOMULLOEV

Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography named after A. Donish, KYRGYZSTAN, RESEARCHER Bobomullo is motivated by the possibility of new discoveries. His work in an archaeological lab led to service as a regional scientific officer where he has been able to expand his love of the unknown and delve deeper into the lives of past persons. His favourite archaeological site is the medieval Buddhist monastery of Ajina Tepe in modern-day Tajikistan. Equally representative of the relationship between astronomy and poetry is Omar Khayyam, whose curiosity and intellect continue to inspire. When he… Read More

Louise COOKE

ucl, consultant Louise specialises in the sustainable management of cultural heritage, with a particular interest in the relationship between ancient and modern uses of vernacular building materials including earthen architecture. Climate change adaptation and resilience has become a key factor in any discussion on the future of heritage, especially in Central Asia where predicted changes in the Third Pole will have lasting impacts on the region. She will contribute to the project on assessing the developing climate and heritage activities, policies, and studies at play in the region which will contribute to… Read More