The Next Generation of Human Development

26 May 2014

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25-year-old Abbos Sulaymanov’s life passions are closely intertwined. In his professional life the Tashkent resident works with businesses in Uzbekistan, to ensure that they best utilise their skills and abilities, and respect the individuality of their employees, in line with international standards. In this way he makes organisations more effective, and better places to be employed.

He also dedicates time each year to travelling throughout Uzbekistan and meeting youth, academic professors and professionals from a range of fields, to educate them on the theories and practical applications of the Human Development concept. Mr. Sulaymanov is an example of Uzbekistan’s future generation of creators, innovators and decision-makers, one who understands the importance of the outcome.

“In everyday life, human development allows me to take another look at the impacts of my life and my work,” he said on the eve of the three-day ‘Summer School 2014 on Human Development’, held in the city of Bukhara from the 25th to the 27th of May. “It allows me to better understand other people, it allows me to develop a sense of relationship in all processes, and it plays an important role in reaching decisions in personal and professional lives.”

As an annual event arranged by UNDP in Uzbekistan, Human Development Summer Schools provide a unique opportunity for participants to develop both their professional abilities and their sense of social awareness. As a driving force in global development, the Human Development concept states that the well-being of the individual – the chance to live fulfilling and opportunity-rich lives – should be at the centre of every effort for positive change.

UNDP in Uzbekistan both ensures that Human Development is the driving principle behind its national project, but also recognises its role in the thought process of the nation’s youth – the catalyst for their nation’s continued growth in coming decades. The Human Development school helps to draw this essential connection.

“Through the forum, young people can express their views and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of certain information and approaches to solving problems. The school is especially useful for students, because not only do they learn a lot of information but they also develop their analytical thinking,” Mr. Sulaymanov said.

“It is one of the advantages of the school that people of different age groups, professions and interests are all represented among the participants.”

Keep an eye out for an upcoming blog about the outcomes of this year’s school, to be posted later this week!