By Jafar Usmanov
CAP Fellows Paper 203, February 2018
Jafar Usmanov is a researcher on youth development issues in Tajikistan. He has studied global governance and international relations in Germany, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. He holds an MA from Jacobs University (2008), an MA degree from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (2005), and a BA from the Russian-Tajik
Slavonic University (2003). In the past, Jafar co-taught Introduction to Conflict Studies” at the Tajik National University and held fellowships with Jacobs University and University of Hamburg in Germany. He also advised local development partners in Tajikistan on child and youth development issues in the country. Most recently,
Jafar was part of a research team looking at everyday practices of various groups in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.