First in Uzbekistan Social Innovation Lab ‘Nature and Society’

25 Jan 2014

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In the coming Saturday and Sunday UNDP/UNV Project ‘Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan’, Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), together with Youth Movement ‘Kamolot’ are launching first Social Innovation Lab ‘Nature and Society’ in Uzbekistan.

For a while already UNDP/UNV Project ‘Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan’ is promoting social innovation and volunteerism in the country offering innovative solutions to social problems, generating interaction between different people and various organizations.

This time the UNDP/UNV Project ‘Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan’, in partnership with the GEF Small Grants Programme in Uzbekistan and Youth Movement ‘Kamolot’ is launching  a new initiative  called Social Innovation Lab ‘Nature and Society’. This initiative aims to promote the ideas of volunteerism, social innovation and environmental protection among young people. Volunteering is about giving back to the community for the benefit of the whole society as well as an opportunity to acquire and share experience, knowledge and skills. Volunteers’ activities are often associated with creative thinking, new opportunities and perspectives, allowing them to obtain new skills and open up more possibilities! It is believed that this knowledge can be very useful in solving environmental problems.

Everyone could participate in the upcoming Social Innovation Lab by filling out a form available on the websites of the UNDP/UNV Project ‘Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan’ http://www.iact.uz/news/laboratoriya-socialnyh-innovaciy-priroda-i-obshchestvo and of the GEF Small Grants Programme at http://sgp.uz/ru/news/789.

Within the framework of Social Innovation Lab ‘Nature and Society’ leading specialists of Uzbekistan will discuss with participants of the Lab about possible solutions and reflect on some of the exciting environmental problems. The best ideas can be funded by the organizers.

Social Innovation Lab ‘Nature and Society’ will be held from 9:00, 25 and 26 January 2014 in the hotel ‘Grand Orzu’ in Tashkent, at the address: 27 Tarobi Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 100014.

Contact persons:

Bakhram Radjabov, Trainings, PR and Outreach Specialist, UNDP/UNV Project ‘Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan’ (tel: +99894 505 51 04, e-mail: bakhrom.radjabov@undp.org)

Makhsad Bauetdinov, PR and Outreach Assistant, GEF SGP in Uzbekistan (tel: + 998 93 501 52 21, e-mail: makhsad.bauetdinov@undp.org)