Programme Staff

Central Asia Programme Director

Abakhon Sultonnazarov is in charge of overall management, strategic planning, financial reporting, project delivery and human resources across the broad Central Asian region.

Central Asia Editor

Originally from Kazakstan, Saule Mukhametrakhimova worked as a journalist for the BBC World Service’s Central Asia and Caucasus section from 1994 to 1999.

Country Director, Kazakhstan

Alexandra Kazakova has 13 years’ management experience in international and national development programmes focusing on civil-society capacity building and advocacy.

Country Director, Tajikistan

Abdumalik Kadirov is Country Director for IWPR’s office in Tajikistan and also Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for the Central Asian region.

RCA Editor, Tajikistan

Lola Olimova (Khalikjanova) is a professional journalist.

Radio Editor, Tajikistan

Shahodat Saibnazarova is a professional journalist of 15 years’ standing.

Senior Editor, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Inga Sikorskaya joined IWPR in 2006 for the launch of News Briefing Central Asia, and is now senior editor for Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.