British-Uzbek Society is excited to invite everyone to the webinar on ‘Bukhara as a future hub of green environment and children’s role in raising ecological awareness in Uzbekistan’!

Date: Thursday, 24th June 2021
Time: 13.00-14.30 (London)/17.00-18.30 (Tashkent)
Join the webinar using Zoom Link. Registration is not necessary! Just join in!

This webinar will introduce two exciting projects that are currently run in the ancient city of Bukhara (Uzbekistan):

  1. the EBRD-led community initiative project ‘Bukhara Eco Park’ which has already planted 1050 trees and 3,500 shrubs and
  2. the “Tulip and Moon” project – the first ever country-wide virtual competition of children’s ecological drawings! The best drawings, selected by the organisers, will be exhibited on the eve of Independence Day at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in London!


  • Dr Louis Skyner, Chairman of the British-Uzbek Society
    Welcome and Introduction
  • Said Rustamov, HE, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United Kingdom
    Opening remarks
  • Kamola Makhmudova, EBRD Senior Banker, the founder of Green Bukhara community initiative project
    Green Bukhara community initiative: highlights, current achievements and future outlook
  • Bakhodir Ergashev, Chief Editor of the ‘Civil Society’ journal
    ‘Tulip and Moon’ project: the concept and realisation of the project
  • Akbarali Sodikov, ‘Navkiron Bukhoro’ projects coordinator
    ‘Tulip and Moon’ project: the project’s set-up and how we ensured democratic and transparent voting
  • Children’s comments and views
  • Q&A

Moderator: Rosa Vercoe, Communications Director of British-Uzbek Society

The webinar is hosted by British-Uzbek Society in collaboration with the Uzbekistan Embassy in London, EBRD, Bukhara’s khokimiyat and the Navkiron Bukhoro Centre for Humanitarian Research