Department of Comparative Theoretical Studies
Institute for Central Asia Development (ICAD) was registered as regional public organisation by the Moscow Head Department of Justice of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on 30 September 1999.
ICAD is an organisation of scientists, having common scientific interests in studying multilateral problems of Central Asia, first of all the problems of the stable development of the region and integration processes within the CIS.
- Scientific studies and enlightenment activity to reach stability and stable development in Central Asia and CIS.
- Organising and holding scientific-practical conferences, including as participants leading local and foreign scientists and experts.
- Elaboration of independent scientific recommendations and projects concerning ways of solution of important social, economic and ecological problems.
- Helping in settling conflicts and carrying out peace projects.
- Information and analytical work, sociological inquiries, marketing.
- Carrying out independent public expertise of the programs of social and economic development.
- Practical assistance to the interested enterprises and organisations in carrying out concrete scientific-technical, economic, social and ecological projects.
- Developing scientific contacts with foreign scientists and scientific centres.
- Publication work, participation in video and film production.
General Long-term Program
Carrying out interdisciplinery theoretical and applied research of conflicts context caused by social and ecological deformations. Participation in working out stable development models targeted at overcoming existing and potential conflict situations at global, regional, national and local levels.
Major Projects within General Long-term Program:
1. Central Asia and the Causasus- Peace Through Stable Development
2. Environment, Society and Tradition in the Moslem World
3. Russia and the Moslem World: Together to Stable Development
4. Russia and Central Asia: Integration and Stable Development
Green alternative to the destroying impact of consumption society is gaining strength in a parallel manner in the West and the East, each choosing its own way. The East applies to cultural and civilisational basement, ethical philosophy, looks for the way out in state and political models of the third way. The West relies first of all upon modern science and technology. But the leading ideas of both the East and the West are very much similar even despite of there scarce acquaintance with theories of development and experience of each other. Materialistic industrial ideology of subjugation of nature and unlimited consumption is now giving way to acquiring the values of harmony with nature and limited consumption.
Our aim is to support the green tendency and to contribute to uniting eastern and western experience on the way of the stable development.
Last updated: April 2000
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).