Regional Dialogue marks 10-year anniversary
30 December 2018 marks 10 years since Regional Dialogue was set up in Slovenia by three founding members Mjusa Sever, Maja Cafuta and Katja Gersak. On 29 March 2011 the branch office in Uzbekistan was successfully registered. In the 10 years of RD's existence, we've trained over 7000 participants in roughly 250 events. We've engaged around 150 international experts in a variety of fields. We raised capacity of Uzbek NGOs, worked to improve human rights and women’s issues. Since 2012 we’ve turned our focus to the rule of law. RD has been consistently successful in this area due to good working relationships with various Uzbek stakeholders from all three branches of government, civil society, media and universities.
RD has been funded by EIDHR, ABA ROLI, the German Foreign Ministry, the UK FCO, UNDEF, USAID, USIP and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. The majority of our work has been done with the support of US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) grants.
On this occasion we would like to thank the members of our Advisory Council for all their hard work and support throughout the years and many experts who have selflessly offered their time and expertise to assist Uzbekistan in reforming and modernizing its rule of law and society. A special ‘thank you’ goes to our friends at Boston College Law School and the US Federal Judicial Center. A big ‘thank you’ goes to our donors for their support and trust in the work we do. We would also like to thank our beneficiaries for applying the knowledge and initiatives and making them flourish.
The amazing results achieved in the past 10 years would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our employees. RD is fortunate to have a team of professionals who believe in the importance of our work and the people whose lives they help to improve.
It’s been a decade full of challenges and inspirations, trials and triumphs, but most importantly, it has been filled with wonderful people with infinite ideas, boundless energy and never-ending optimism. They gave us hope in difficult times.
Our work is not done. We are looking forward to the next decade.
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