Winter school on Human Development in Uzbekistan


That will take place on January 23- March 24,  2012 invites your applications.

Deadline for submission of applications is January 18, 2012.

“Human development is about the expansion of people’s freedoms to live long, healthy lives - to advance other goals they have reason to value and to engage actively in shaping development equitably and sustainably on a shared planet. People are both the beneficiaries and drivers of human development, as individuals and in groups.”

Over the 20 years of its existence, the human development paradigm has commanded the attention of public officials, international organizations, academia, and civil society and is now obtaining the recognition it deserves in Uzbekistan.

As of to-date, the UNDP has organized three distance learning schools in Uzbekistan, which proved to be successful, relevant and raised true interest in participants in development issues. The Human Development School is conducted in three languages: Uzbek, Russian and English. The 2011 Human Development School is conducted in partnership with Virtual School of UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit

The main objective of the Winter School on Human Development in 2012 is to equip participants with deep understanding of trends of human development at global, regional and national levels, to review tools to explore measurements of human development, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to share experiences and acquire relevant skills to apply the HD concept in research and at work.

The 2012 Winter School includes two training modules:

On-line module, expected engagement - 2 hours per day (January 23 – February 24, 2012); and

An interactive module, expected engagement - 8 hours per day (March 22-24, 2012, Samarkand).

On-line module is designed as a self-learning review by participants of key practical approaches in the area of human development based on the latest developments in Human Development Reports and literature. This module provides a stock of materials and enables participants to run discussions on the online forum, moderated by lecturers. The most successful 25 participants of the first module will be selected for the interactive module, consisting of workshops and role-play exercises conducted by experts and specialists in the area of human development (from the UNDP, academia and international organizations). Those who complete the interactive module will receive certificates of participation. The Winter School is open to anyone interested in human development, regardless of age, location, field of education or professional activity. Participants selected for furthering their studies through the interactive module, must be able to be in Uzbekistan on the assigned dates. The Winter School will cover only travel expenses within Uzbekistan. All candidates of the Winter School should register at :

academic staff from higher educational institutions of Uzbekistan should register at,

all other participants should register at, as well as send a resume and letter of interest (in Russian, Uzbek or English) to with the subject line "Winter School on Human Development in Uzbekistan, 2012”. For more information on our 2012 Winter School and the application process, please proceed to

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