Regional Research Agenda

The scientific network SNC-mt is currently involved in the implementation of the project “Supporting Sustainable Mountain Development in the Caucasus (Sustainable Caucasus)” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation under the SCOPES Program. The “Sustainable Caucasus” project is organized in five work packages (WPs): WP1: Networking development; WP2: Scientific Excellence; WP3: Young scholar promotion; WP4: Science-policy-practice interface; WP5: Project coordination and technical support.

One of the components of WP2 is the development of a Regional Research Agenda, following the example of its counterpart in the Carpathians (Science for the Carpathians, S4C) as well as at the global level (Glochamore). The purpose of this activity is to establish a collaborative process for identifying the current state of knowledge in core issue areas related to sustainable mountain development in the Caucasus region, key challenges and opportunities, and priority gaps for scientific research and development.

In order to support the elaboration of the Regional Research Agenda and to initiate a dialog with stakeholders at the first Caucasus Mountain Forum, the Sustainable Caucasus project developed the first draft of thematic sections of the document, which can be found here.