Aimeerim Tursalieva is from Kyrgyzstan. In addition to holding a Bachelor’s degree in sociology, she completed a training in sustainable environment. Currently, she is a MA candidate in Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck. Since 2011, she has been researching about conflicts in the mineral extraction sector (gold mining) in Central Asia. Additionally, she is designing sustainable ecology trainings for distant villages in Kyrgyzstan, where gold mining activities are taking place.