Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan became the second country in the world where the project 17 FACES OF ACTION found its practical implementation. The exhibition was held in October 2022 in Tashkent.

1

NO POVERTY

Goal 1


Umida Khusainova

A dedicated member of the ONA Public Foundation Board of Trustees, she has been actively engaged in charitable work since 2010. Her efforts have primarily focused on assisting vulnerable groups, including single mothers, orphans, disabled children, and low-income families.

2

ZERO HUNGER

Goal 2


Dildora Atadjanova

A young entrepreneur, the founder of Theodora Goods LLC, which since 2018 has been engaged in the export of fresh, frozen, dried vegetables and fruits, nuts from Uzbekistan. The first entrepreneur in the history of Uzbekistan who successfully delivered products to the French markets.

3

GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Goal 3


Tamara Aripova

Director of the Insitute of Immunology and Human Genomics of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, doctor of Medical Sciences, academician. Under her leadership, 12 doctors and 14 candidates of medical sciences were trained during the period of independence of the Republic.

4

QUALITY EDUCATION

Goal 4


Dilfuza Egamberdieva

A female scientist of the National University of Uzbekistan, is among the 2% of the best scientists in the world and ranks 8692nd in the database created by Elsevier in the list of 100,000 scientists with the highest scientific potential in 2020. An expert in agricultural biotechnology, she has published about 200 scientific articles over 20 years of scientific activity.

5

GENDER EQUALITY

Goal 5


Irina Matvienko

Founder and CEO of NeMolchi.uz (Don't be silent, Uzbekistan). Irina launched the first non-profit media platform to combat gender-based violence and violence against women and girls in 2017. Irina is one of 14 human rights defenders selected worldwide for exemplary work under the Sakharov Scholarship in 2019 to participate in the Venice School of Human Rights.

6

CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Goal 6


Motobar Khushvaqtova

A versatile individual: eco-blogger, activist, feminist, and devoted young mother. Known for her short film "The Water" and advocacy for landscape design workers. Selected by the United Nations for an international seminar on eco-activism in Istanbul. Currently manages social projects like "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Women's Love," "Angels of Purity," and her eco-blog.

7

AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

Goal 7


Markhamat Nasretdinova

Chief Engineer of the Republican Design Institute "UzEngineering" under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Currently, she is working on projects in the energy sector – ecomodernization and reconstruction of overhead lines of main networks and substations of the republic.

8

DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Goal 8


Zamira Rakhmanova

Entrepreneur, Co-founder of the Testo by Zamira cafe chain. Worked as a marketer and creative director in large networks like korzinka.uz and Ishonch Savdo. The winner of the Best influencer of Cen

9

INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Goal 9


Barno Artykhojaeva

She's a biotechnologist and doctoral student at Mirzo Ulugbek National University of Uzbekistan. In 2018, she launched a scientific startup, securing funding in 2019 through programs like the US GIST program and Skolkovo's incubation program. She's actively involved in mentoring and has received the "Shukhrat" medal.

10

REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Goal 10


Hulkar Tokhirjonova

She is a co-founder of the Sky Chess school and the Nilufar home textile factory, and also the author of many chess books. Master of FIDE and champion of Uzbekistan among women.

11

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Goal 11


Durdona Bakhronova

Durdona Bakhronova is a frontend developer at Super Dispatch (USA). Organizer of the Google Developer Groups Tashkent, community leader at WomenTechmakers Tashkent, TechWomen 2020-2021 fellow. She received the Kelajak bunyodkori medal for her contribution to IT education and the IT community.

12

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Goal 12


Madina Qosimboeva

The only craftswoman in Uzbekistan who has revived and successfully continues the traditions of the Tashkent embroidery school. Member of the "Hunarmand" Association of Folk Artists, Craftsmen and Artists of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Creative Association of Artists of Uzbekistan. Founder of the "Suzani by Kasimbayeva".

13

CLIMATE ACTION

Goal 13


Suna Park

The creator of the Hashar Week social project that aimed at improving environmental literacy and culture through education, community participation and effective policies. The project united government agencies, international organizations, local communities, and businesses in solving environmental problems in the country.

14

LIFE BELOW WATER

Goal 14


Natalia Shulepina

More than 30 years in environmental journalism. The author of two books and the editor of four collections of articles prepared by journalists and environmentalists of Uzbekistan on environmental issues. With over 30 years of experience in journalism, she founder of the environmental website SREDA.UZ.

15

LIFE ON LAND

Goal 15


Leila Belyalova

Associate Professor of the Department of Ecology and Life Safety at the Sharof Rashidov Samarkand State University. Engaged in improving the ecological culture of the population, nature protection and environmental education. A member of the executive committee of the Uzbekistan Society for the Birds Protection.

16

PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Goal 16


Umida Abdullaeva

Head of the Department for Women’s Issues in the System of the Crime Prevention Service of the Department of Public Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Department employs more than 300 female officers.

17

PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

Goal 17


Rano Shodieva

A famous movie star and theater actress, one of the brightest personalities of the local show business. She contributed to the development of women’s activities through collaboration with young designers and the creation of original clothing for women. The actress is also the director of the center for children and youth with disabilities.

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Goal 18


Photos by Mukhiddin A Lee