Early Career Researches Colloquium

Silk Road of Knowledge Conference

Collaboration on Sustainable development and Responding to Climate Change in Central Asia and Afghanistan

 Because young Central Asian voices matter

Call for the Abstracts!

  • Themes: Climate, Energy, Land and Agriculture, Sustainability, Sustainable education, Global commons, Planetary boundaries

Deadline for an Abstract: December 12th, 2022

Online Colloquium: January 17th, 2022

CAJSCR invites young researchers to take part in Colloquium within the frames of the Silk Road of Knowledge conference, to bring together graduate students working in examining climate, energy, land and agriculture, sustainability, sustainable education and other areas relevant to the thematic scope of the journal. Authors are invited to submit the abstracts at the first stage of the selection process. The online Colloquium will be organized for the selected candidates. The third stage is the submission of the papers, the review process, and the publication of the papers. It’s a rare opportunity for Young Researchers to interact with experts from different countries and also to develop new international collaborations.


Overall, the goal of the Colloquium is to contribute to the professional development of young scholars by giving them an opportunity to present and discuss their research in a constructive and international atmosphere. Participating young researchers will receive project-specific feedback from recognized experts in the field. The Colloquium thus provides the opportunity to meet senior as well as young scholars from different backgrounds working on related topics in the thematic scope of the series.

The Colloquium will be based on papers submitted by the participants. The young researchers will have experienced scholars responding to their papers. In addition, the Colloquium will feature a discussion with experts about major requirements for a successful paper.

Submission guidelines

  • Applicants should submit an abstract of 300 words that outlines the topic, rationale, theoretical approach, and, if applicable, empirical application. It is also advisable to inform whether the submitted piece is part of a compilation dissertation (article-based dissertation) or part of a monograph dissertation (chapter, overview). Every abstract should include the name and affiliation of an young scholar.

Major deadlines

  • Abstracts submission by December 12th,  2022
  • Selection of the abstracts by December 22nd, 2022
  • Online Colloquium:  January 17th, 2022.
  • The papers review process and publishing by May 2023. 

Central Asian Journal of Sustainability and Climate Research seeks research evidence about new scientific inventions and novel ways of applications of scientific discoveries in the above-mentioned areas, as well as an important account of functioning, contextualization, and customization of both novel and existing application of science as pertinent to countries in Central Asia and Afghanistan.

The submitted abstracts must be in English, Central Asia, and Afghanistan –related with reference to one of the four thematic clusters:

  • Climate change
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Landscape/Agriculture
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable education
  • Global commons
  • Planetary boundaries

In selecting the participants for the Colloquium, the Editors take into consideration the quality of the working paper meeting the following criteria: 

  • innovation and significance to the research community
  • rigorous research questions and methods
  • clear findings, results, and outcomes
  •  the contribution to the theory

The certificates will be issued to all participants.

The selection committee is presented by the CAJSCR Editorial Board members:

  • Editor–in–Chief: Dr. Barbara Janusz-Pawletta, Vice-rector for International Cooperation, UNESCO Chair Holder in Water Management in Central Asia at Kazakh-German University (Deutsch-Kasachische Universitat). Research interest: water governance;
  • Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev, Deputy Director Two (CAREC Institute, Urumqi, PRC)
  • Dr. Hans Holzhacker, Chief Economist at CAREC Institute. Research interests: water/energy: agreements between upstream and downstream countries and potential cross-country investment in hydro-generation (e.g. Uzb in the Kyrgyz Republic, Rogun in Tajikistan), electrical grid, investments in alternative energy projects including hydrogen. Sustainable mobility: issues of transcontinental rail traffic through Central Asia (and rail versus road or air)
  • Dr. German Trofimov, Kazakh German University
  • Dr. Ankit Garg, Associate Professor of Shantou University, China. Research interests: water, landscape/agriculture and sustainable materials in geo- environmental infrastructure
  • Dr. rer. nat. Gerd Schmidt, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  •  Dr. rer. nat. Peter Liebelt, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg Institute for Geosciences, Germany  

For more information on the journal, see https://cajscr.com/.  

A preliminary program is available here

climate, colloquium, energy, Global commons, Land and Agriculture, Planetary boundaries, sustainability, Sustainable education

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