Tazhykan Shabdanova

Shabdanova Tazhykan, President of the Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI). FTI is a non-governmental organisation in Kyrgyzstan and Regional Secretariat of GPPAC in Central Asia. Tazhykan performs the duties of Regional Representative of GPPAC in Central Asia too. She has graduated from Law Faculty and has a master degree. Tazhykan works in peace education, promoting democracy and rule of law since 2004 and she has experience of working with different actors at local, national and international levels, including governmental and non-governmental organizations, religious communities, media, global think-tank groups, etc. Tazhykan is an author and co-author of manuals, analytical papers, publications related to peacebuilding and peace education in Kyrgyzstan. She was a part of the FTI team in the process of developing Infrastructure for Peace in Kyrgyzstan led by UNDP.