Stichting Edmond Hustinx
Edmond Hustinx foundation

Asel Doranova stipendium / scholarship

Asel Doranova is als promovendus verbonden aan MERIT, een onderzoeksbureau van de faculteit van Economische wetenschappen. Ze werkt onder leiding van professor Robin Cowan aan een onderzoek naar mechanismen binnen het Kyoto protocol om in ontwikkelingslanden kostenefficiënte investeringen in schone economische ontwikkelingen te bevorderen. Het stipendium zal zij geheel besteden aan veldwerk in drie ontwikkelingslanden. Volgens de jury is dit project de sterkste internationale component van alle voorstellen, is de toepasbaarheid helder verwoord en is de combinatie van onderzoek naar economische groei in relatie tot klimaatverandering en technologie discipline-overstijgend.

Jury: Prof. dr P.C. Schotman, Prof. dr M.G.M. Wetzels, Prof. dr J.R.Y.J. Urbain en dr B.E. Klaus

Asel Doranova is originally from Kyrgyzstan. She joined the UNU - MERIT PhD program in 2005. Asel has quite diverse educational background, which includes Engineering (Kyrgyz Technical University), Environmental Sciences and Policy (Central European University), and Development studies (Uppsala University). She has few years of working experience with development agencies and NGOs in Kyrgyzstan. In her graduate studies and research Asel focused on a number of issues related to renewable energy, including assessing the potential for number of technologies, barriers to their diffusion, how much these technologies can contribute to GHGs reduction, etc. In the current PhD work she is trying to combine all expertise areas that she has acquired before. Her research is about technology transfer prospects for developing countries under the CDM. The focus is on two aspects: 1) technological impact of the CDM in developing countries in terms of learning and capability building by local organizations and firms; 2) roles and motivations of western business companies and corporations in this process.
Asel joined the Capacity Building Team at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Bonn as an intern in February 2007. The Capacity Building Team's mandate is to provide effective support to the intergovernmental process related to the issues of capacity-building (CB) under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol. Capacity-building for participation in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – through the promotion of transfer of environmentally sound technologies - is a particularly important one, because this mechanism aims to involve developing countries in global climate change mitigation.Asel aims to better understand the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) assessment and decision-making processes, interact with the experts at the CDM division, and in particular to gain insights from their knowledge and practical experiences that can enrich her theoretical work on technology transfer in developing countries.