Aida Bolotbekova is a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA). She graduated from Kyrgyz-Russian Slavonic University. She has been working on such IPPA projects as Tajikistan Spatial (National Development and Security Atlas), Water Scarcity and the Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Asia (AGRIWANET), Social Cohesion Through Community-Based Development and other projects implemented in cooperation with IPPA partner institutions. Before joining UCA, she assisted with implementation of surveys at International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Aida is also a Guest Researcher at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Stockholm, Sweden.