2022 AsiaGlobal Fellow, Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong
Bakhrom Radjabov is a 2022 AsiaGlobal Fellow of the Asia Global Institute at The University of Hong Kong. He is an expert on social innovation, political economy and international development, focusing on the research and application of social innovations in the Eurasian region. His book Social Innovations in Post-Soviet Countrieswas published by Routledge in June 2022. He is head of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Uzbekistan and is also an adjunct professor at Webster University in Tashkent, where he teaches international relations and education and innovation. He worked as a senior administrative assistant for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) election observation missions to Uzbekistan. He worked at the United Nations Development Prorgramme (UNDP) in Uzbekistan, where he led public outreach programs for the promotion of social innovation. He also served as the national project coordinator for a German International Development Corporation (GIZ) regional project. 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 in Uzbekistan. He holds a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Tsukuba in Japan, an MA in global political economy from the University of Kassel in Germany, and a doctorate in social sciences from the University of Tsukuba. Dr Radjabov studied social entrepreneurship and humanitarian innovations at the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes at Brown University and in public policy at the Central Asia Program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, both in the US. He has received training in innovative entrepreneurship and business Management at MASHAV, Israel’s international development cooperation program, and in think tank leadership through an online workshop organized by the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and the Eurasia Foundation in Washington, DC. He is also the recipient of prestigious scholarships from the German and Japanese governments and a participant in various international programs run by the US State Department, the American Foreign Policy Council, and the Rumsfeld Foundation.