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Mirjahon Turdiyev

Humphrey Fellow - Uzbekistan

Mirjahon Turdiyev

Admission Date: August 2014
Completion Date: May 2015

Biography:

Mr. Mirjahon Turdiyev joins the Maxwell School from Uzbekistan. Previously, he was the Consultant on Disability Affairs for the Japan International Cooperation Agency. While holding this position, he consulted Japanese experts on disability affairs in developing strategy and worked on collaborative projects encouraging action towards disability inclusive policy.  Prior to joining the Humphrey Fellowship Program, Mr. Turdiyev served as a Consultant on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for UNDP Uzbekistan where he most recently acted as the focal person between the UN in Uzbekistan and the Disabled People’s Organizations (DPO) in order to strengthen the collaboration between the two.  During his Fellowship, he wants to learn about the role of partnerships between academics and disability organizations, as well as advocacy and inclusion of the disabled in policy development.  Mr. Turdiyev holds a Bachelor’s degree in English-Philology from Karshi State University in Uzbekistan.