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Bakhrom Radjabov

Senior Regional Advisor for Uzbekistan

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Dr. Bakhrom Radjabov is an expert in social innovation, political economy, and international development, with a focus on researching and applying social innovations in the Eurasian region. He is currently the Head of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Uzbekistan and an adjunct professor at Webster University in Tashkent, where he teaches international relations, education, and innovation.

Bakhrom has previously worked as a Senior Administrative Assistant for OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Missions in the Republic of Uzbekistan. He has also worked at UNDP in Uzbekistan, leading programmatic efforts to promote social innovation within the country. Additionally, he served as the National Project Coordinator for the German International Development Corporation (GIZ) regional project, collaborating with government partners, researchers, and international consultants. He also worked as the Project Manager of the UNDP/Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations Joint Project, aimed at adapting population skills to the post-pandemic economy in Fergana Valley.

Bakhrom holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Tsukuba, Japan; an MA in Global Political Economy from the University of Kassel in Germany; and a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Tsukuba. He has received training in social entrepreneurship and humanitarian innovations at the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes, Brown University; public policy at the Central Asia Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; innovative entrepreneurship and business management at MASHAV; and think tank leadership in Central Asia at the Hartie School of Governance and Eurasia Foundation. Bakhrom has received prestigious scholarships from the German and Japanese governments and has participated in various international programs run by the Asia Global Institute, US State Department, American Foreign Policy Council, and the Rumsfeld Foundation.

Dr. Radjabov frequently publishes op-eds and is often interviewed by different international and local media outlets. He is the author of the book "Social Innovations in Post-Soviet Countries," which was published by Routledge in 2022.

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