The website on Karakalpakstan is developed by the UNESCO Office in Tashkent in the framework of the UN Joint Programme on “Building the Resilience of Communities affected by the Aral Sea Disaster through a Multi-Partner Human Security Fund for the Aral Sea” funded by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) and in cooperation with the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the Tourism Development. Within the framework of this Programme, UNESCO promotes the sustainable livelihoods of the local population notably through the development of sustainable tourism and craftsmanship, including strengthening the national capacity, promoting and awareness raising about the richness and diversity of the cultural and natural heritage of Karakalpaktan.
Within the Programme, a series of practical trainings on the traditional crafts of Karakalpakstan and innovative design were conducted by international and national experts. Moreover, the international scientific conference and round table on development of sustainable tourism in Karakalpakstan, including branding, were held with the participation of local and international experts. Also, support was provided to the Crafts Development Centre under the Karakalpak branch of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan in Nukus.
The aim of the website is to present and promote the unique historical, cultural and natural heritage of Karakalpakstan and contribute to the sustainable development of the region. The website also provides useful and practical information for visitors to Karakalpakstan.
We hope that this website helps shed light on the diverse cultural and natural heritage of Karakalpakstan and sparks your interest to explore the region further.
© UNESCO, 2019
© State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development, 2019
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The ideas and opinions expressed in this website are those of the authors; they are not necessarily those of UNESCO and do not commit the Organization.
Makset Karlibayev — PhD in History, Deputy Director of the Karakalpak Research Institute of Humanities, Karakalpak Branch of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences: “Historical Heritage”, “Cultural Heritage” and “Museums”.
Vadim Yagodin — Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Karakalpak Branch of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences: “Cultural Heritage”.
Svetlana Mambetullayeva — Doctor of Biological Sciences, Head of Animal Ecology Department at Research Institute of Humanities, Karakalpak Branch of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences: “Natural Heritage”.
Zafara Aliyeva — PhD in Arts, Senior Research Associate of the Research Institute of Fine Arts, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences: “Cultural Heritage”, “Museums”.
THE RIGHT TO THE PICTURES (IN ALPHABET ORDER):
© Alieva Zafara
© Kannazarov Arslan
© Karakalpak Branch of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan
© Karakalpakstan State Museum of Regional Studies
© Karlibaev Makset
© Makhmudova Muhayyo
© Matkarimov Azamat
© Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Russian Academy of Schiences
© Petrushina Irina
© Research Institute of Humanities, Karakalpak Branch of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences
© Richardson David and Sue
© Sharipov Kuanishbek
© Yarulin Ravil
Graphic web design: Azamat Matkarimov
Proofreader in English language: Angie Cairns
Translator into English language: Rustam Akhmedov
Translation into Uzbek language: Rustam Akhmedov
Translation into Karakalpak language: Tazagul BAYNIYAZOVA
Translation into German language: Anna Derksen
Translation into French language: Elodie Bonard
Muhayyo Makhmudova — Programme Culture Officer of the UNESCO Office in Tashkent.
Bayram Kuseekev – Head of territorial department of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development in Republic of Karakalpakstan
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Territorial Department of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development in Republic of Karakalpakstan
Address: 62, A.Dosnazarov Street, 230100, Nukus, Uzbekistan
Tel.: +998 99 955 82 83, +998 61 222 22 94
Fax: +998 61 222 95 47