2 March 2021, 14:00 (Moscow time), seminar of the scientific and educational group at the Higher School of Economics “Inclusive society: a comparative analysis of structural conditions and opinions of insiders in Russia and neighbouring countries” on “Inclusive education in Uzbekistan: politics, practice, opinion of key actors” (in Russian)
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23 February 2021, the international conference on the employment of disabled people in Uzbekistan organised by the Arts and Culture Development Foundation under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan, “The UK experience in the employment of disabled people”.
3 December 2020, Roundtable dedicated to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on the theme “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 in Uzbekistan”, “How has the pandemic affected the employment of disabled people in Uzbekistan?”
1 August 2020, American Councils for International Education Uzbekistan, a webinar on “Inclusive education: How to combat ableism in Uzbekistan” dedicated to the 30th anniversary of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
3 July 2020, The Role of Education in Preventing Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan, Webinar in Uzbek organised by an online media outlet ‘Uzbekistan with a Female Voice’ . What is domestic violence? What are the negative consequences of it? What are the barriers to women’s education? Disabled women are at higher risk of becoming victims of domestic violence and it is more difficult for them to seek help. Are there any effective projects in Uzbekistan to promote gender equality? You can watch the recording here.
27 May 2020, NGOs in Uzbekistan and the impact of COVID-19 on their work, Webinar in Uzbek organised by Ijtimoiy Tadbirkorlik Maktabi (School of Social Entrepreneurship). The recording of the webinar is available here. I talked about the difference between systemic and self-initiated NGOs in Uzbekistan, trends and events in civil society during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of strict quarantine measures on the development of the third sector. The main message is that the government of Uzbekistan centralised and monopolised charity allocation through a single government-organised public fund and the Sponsorship Coordination Centre while the activities of volunteer groups and civil society organisations were restricted.
5 May 2020, Republican scientific-practical online conference “Medical and social aspects of improving the quality of life of disabled people,” Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, National University of Uzbekistan. Together with the chairperson of NGO Sharoit Plus Muhabbat Rahimova, we did a presentation in Uzbek titled Increasing social activity of women with physical impairments through participatory video.
15 June 2019, UWED International Workshop for Young Researchers on the theme of “Sustainable Future & Good Governance: Conceptual Approaches”, Disability and Development in Uzbekistan: how to leave no one behind? University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
18 March 2019, Second Central Asian Research Forum on Sustainable Development and Innovation Agenda, research outline presentation, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.
7-8 May 2018, Wellbeing and Migration: Inter-Asian Perspectives, Koç University Center for Asian Studies (KUASIA), presentation, Istanbul, Turkey.
9 May 2018, First UCL Interdisciplinary Conference on Disability: Disability between academic and research practice: breaking barriers towards a just and equal world, poster presentation, London, UK.
28-29 June 2018, INGO Buyuk Kelajak International Forum “Development Strategy of Uzbekistan until 2035”, Strategic session on improving the standard of living and social protection of the population, Alternative approaches to social inclusion of disabled people in Uzbekistan (in Russian), Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
31 August – 3 September 2018, First Asia Deafblind Conference, interpreter for participants from Uzbekistan: a deafblind woman Sojida Tadjieva “My life experience as Deafblind in Uzbekistan” and Guzal Shodieva, Director of the Cultural Centre of the Deaf in Tashkent city “Situation of persons with deafblindness in Uzbekistan and work of Tashkent Cultural Center for the Deaf”.
8-9 November 2018, 7th PhD Conference on International Development, Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Germany, research outline presentation.
16 November 2018, BEARR Trust Annual Conference 2018 on the theme of “Disability and Inclusion in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”, Exploring the Potentials of Community-based Inclusive Development with Disabled People in Uzbekistan, London, UK. (check the BEARR Newsletter No 72, January 2019 to read more about the conference).