The Working Group discussed mission and principles of Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation and endorsed media plan and regional travel schedule to promote the Foundation and Gabriel Al-Salem International Award in the countries of Central Asia.

 On Gabriel’s birthday his friends and colleagues participated in a press-conference to announce the launching of International Award named after him. Speakers included Charlotte Ruhe, Director of EBRD’s TAM/BAS Regional Programme (London), EBRD BAS Programme directors from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as representatives from Central Asian management consulting institutes. Viktoria Olskaia, Gabriel’s wife, spoke about her plan to create Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation.