Center for Policy Research and Outreach (CPRO) at Westminster International University in Tashkent hosted a webinar on Thursday, May 28. The webinar, dedicated to the latest researches on the economic issues, was attended by 110 people. Presentations with interactive discussion, were given by CPRO Senior Fellows from Italy, Ethiopia, and Uzbekistan. Each shared initial research findings and recommendations for policy and practice.
Rauf Salahojaev shared his research findings on Science and human capital as drivers of innovative economic growth of Uzbekistan and highlighted the importance of monetary and non-monetary motives for the younger population to engage in research and science.
Etenesh Asfaw presented two key messages in her research on Policy issues in Uzbekistan's Agriculture: Inclusiveness: agri-food value-chains to address rural youth unemployment and slow down rural out-migration.
Fabrizio Vielmini discussed Post-COVID-19 tourism recovery in Uzbekistan: leveraging cultural and internal resources. Mr Vielmini analyzed the impact that the crisis is having on tourism and initial reorientation of tourism to the internal market.
The webinar shared learning and strengthened cooperation among researchers and their institutions. CPRO is one of the newest think tanks in the country and we were honoured to bring together such a group. More research webinars are planned for the future. Stay tuned!