Our team

The Executive Board of the IFAS Republic of Kazakhstan

Bolat Bekniyaz

Director

He graduated from the Geological Exploration Department of the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute named after V.I. Lenin specializing in “Hydrogeology and engineering geology” in 1984 (Almaty).

He upgraded his qualifications the Moscow State University after M.V. Lomonosov in “Geoecology” specialty (Moscow).

In 2002, he graduated from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, specializing in Public Administration (Astana), and Taraz State University named after. M. Dulati, specializing in “Water Resources and Water Use” in 2015.

He leads general management of the Executive Board of the International Fund for Saving the Aral in the Republic of Kazakhstan in all directions.

Marat Narbayev

Deputy Director

Leads the general management of activities in the field of water resources. Organizes activities on assistance in development of strategic documents, concepts, programs, project proposals and documents in the field of integrated water resources use in the Aral-Syrdarya water basin. Makes proposals on improvement of water legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on development of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on safety of hydraulic structures and on application of principles of integrated water resources management. Assists ensuring the monitoring and implementation of the ASBP, state programs on the rational use of water resources and transition of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Green Economy model.Participates in the work of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (ICWC) on the instructions of the management. Interacts with representatives of international organizations, donor countries, funds, interested state bodies and departments, foreign and domestic business structures, public and other organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan and ensures representation in relevant international organizations and institutions by the instructions of the EB IFAS management in Kazakhstan. Provides methodological and consulting services in the field of integrated water resources use. Implements pilot projects (measures) on rational water resources use, introduction of water-saving technologies, including advanced irrigation regimes and technique, dispatching and automation of water distribution at the level of irrigation and drainage systems, projects on safety of hydraulic structures, monitoring of irrigated lands. Assists in attracting advanced foreign methodology and technologies in the field of rational water resources use, water-saving technologies, automation of water allocation and water management, monitoring of hydraulic structures safety, reclamation of irrigated lands, pasture watering to the water sector of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Department of Water Resources

Amirkhan Kenshimov

Director

Graduated from Dzhambul Hydromelioration Faculty of the Dzhambul Hydromelioration and Construction Institute as a hydrotechnical engineer. Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor.

Maria Zadneprovskaya

Chief specialist 

In 2008, she graduated from the Kazakh National Technical University named after K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University, engineer, majoring in Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Geoecology. In 2006, she graduated from the University of Science and Technology of Languedoc Montpellier-2, Master of Science and Technology, with specialization in Biology, Geological Sciences, Agroresources and Environmental Protection. From October 2008 to January 2017, she worked at the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She supervised issues related to public participation in decision-making on environmental issues, the work of the Public Environmental Council, environmental monitoring, science, implementation of the social order, the OECD project to improve the competitiveness of Kazakhstan, environmental education. She has been working at EB IFAS in Kazakhstan since February 2020

Alma Chengelbayeva

Chief specialist

Executing documents and materials and assisting in the development of strategic documents, concepts, programs, project proposals and documents in the field of integrated water resources use in the Aral-Syrdarya water basin. Making proposals on improvement of legislation in the field of integrated water resources management and hydraulic structures safety. Ensuring work on monitoring and implementation of the ASBP. Participation in the work of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (ICWC). Interaction with international organizations, donor countries, foundations, interested state bodies and agencies, public and other organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan and participation in forums and events of relevant international organizations and institutions. Providing methodological and advisory services in the field of integrated water resources use. Monitoring and assistance in implementation of state programs in the field of rational water resources use and transition of the Republic of Kazakhstan to “Green Economy” model. Organization and coordination of pilot projects (measures) on rational water resources use, introduction of water-saving technologies, including advanced irrigation regimes and technique, dispatching and automation of water distribution at the level of irrigation and drainage systems; organization of pilot projects on safety of hydraulic structures, monitoring of irrigated lands. Assistance in attracting advanced foreign methodologies and technologies in the field of rational water resources use, water-saving technologies, automation of water allocation and water management, monitoring of hydraulic structures safety, reclamation of irrigated lands, watering of pastures to the water sector of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Environmental Department

Jabasov Abay

Head of department

Graduated in 1978 from the Geology and Exploration Faculty of the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute majoring in “Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology”. While working at the Institute of Hydrogeology and Hydrophysics of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR on “The problem of Lake Balkhash” prepared and defended his thesis for the degree of Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences. At the institute at the State Planning Committee of Kaz SSR. He was the head of the environmental problems sector of the State Planning Committee of the Kazakh SSR and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Led the environmental and economic project of the Harvard Institute for International Development. In the real economy sector, KazTransGas JSC, he dealt with the issues of industrial ecology and industrial safety. Responsibilities – organization and coordination of pilot projects to address socio-economic issues of the region: providing the population with quality drinking water, preparing the use of water resources for the construction of water clinics using underground geothermal water, surface water – for pasture irrigation, improving biodiversity by restoring water ecological systems, improving quality of life and increasing employment of rural population, studying the possibility of exploration and mining of mineral resources

Arman Sarsenov

Chief specialist

Maintains the information portal of EB IFAS in Kazakhstan. Participates in the process of accreditation of EB IFAS in Kazakhstan in international funds that provide assistance to countries in adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Participates in the preparation of pre-project and project materials for environmental and other projects. Interacts with EB IFAS partners in Kazakhstan. He is a technical assistant to the project on the development of professional standards for the agro-industrial complex. He leads the work on preparation of presentation materials.

Alisher Umarov

Leading specialist

Takes part in:- arranging photo exhibition stands dedicated to the Aral Sea subject; – arranging stands for presentation of EB IFAS project portfolio, scientific-innovation exhibition; – arranging exhibition stands for souvenirs; – organizing concert program; – arranging book exhibition (booklets, articles etc.) preparation of the meeting room (water, handouts), broadcasting and demonstration facilities (multimedia projector, screen, cuvettes with the indication of presidium members, etc.). preparation and design of the hall for demonstration of films and videos; – preparation of banner, booklets and handouts for conference participants; – registration of forum participants; – preparation of conference resolution; – preparation and publication of conference materials; – organization of demonstration visit to Aral Sea sites and Barsakelmes office for interested participants; – fulfill other instructions of Director of IFAS Executive Board in RK, Deputy Director of IFAS Executive Board in RK and Head of ED.

Department of socio-economic issues

Doszhan Nurbatyrov

Director

Graduated from Kazakh State University named after S. M. Kirov, majoring in Hydrological Engineering. Leads the general management of the Department’s activities in the direction of socio-economic development. Organizes the activities in assisting the development of strategic documents, concepts, programs, project proposals and documents in the field of socio-economic development of the Aral Sea region. Makes proposals to improve the legislation in the field of socio-economic development of the Aral Sea region. To ensure the implementation of work on the monitoring and implementation of the ASBP, state programs in the field of socio-economic development of the Aral Sea region and the transition of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the model of “Green Economy”. Participation in the work of the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development (ICSD). Interacts with representatives of international organizations, donor countries, foundations, interested state agencies and departments, foreign and domestic business structures, public and other organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and on behalf of the management of EB IFAS in Kazakhstan provides representation in relevant international organizations and institutions. Provides methodological and consulting services in the field of socio-economic development. Organization and coordination of pilot projects (activities) to address issues of socio-economic direction – increasing employment in rural areas, improving public access to drinking water, improving the quality of health care provided to the population, improving education, introduction of green economy, etc. Assists in attracting advanced foreign methodologies and technologies contributing to the welfare of the Aral Sea region.

Aimzhan Bazarbayeva

Chief specialist

Participates in the implementation of the project “Aral-Syrdarya Basin Capacity Development”, holding the ASB Basin Councils (Giz grant); organization in holding the forum “Aral – 2017”, March 28-29, 2017 (Kambash recreation complex, Kambash settlement – Aralsk city); Participation in the implementation of pilot projects of the WRD (“Improvement of the State Educational Standard on “Water Resources and Water Management”, “Golgate for children of the Aral Sea”, “Assistance in developing the Training Center for professional development at the Kazakh National Agrarian University”, “Cooperation with the International Training Center for Hydraulic Structures Safety” and others. Maintaining relationships with interested government agencies, international and regional organizations; Reviewing international and national legal and regulatory documents (conventions, agreements, declarations, treaties, codes, laws, etc.) Maintaining monitoring and assistance in implementation of the Aral Sea Basin Action Program (ASBP); Monitoring of state programs on water resources management, land reclamation, safety of hydraulic structures, drinking water supply, “Green Economy”, “Agrobusiness – 2020”, etc.; Monitoring of Internet resources of IFAS and main partners of UNECE, UNDP, OSCE Program Office in Astana, Giz, CAREC and others.

Zarina Asylbekova

Chief specialist

She graduated from the Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages named after Abylai Khan, Faculty of International Relations, majoring in Regional Studies. She has been working in EB IFAS since 2010 and is involved in the preparation of pre-project and project activities aimed at the improvement and development of the Aral Sea region.

Department of Administrative and Financial Work

Kairat Karbozin

Director

Graduated from the Kazakh Agricultural Institute with a degree in agronomy in 1981 (Almaty). In 2007 he graduated from the Kazakh Academy of Labor and Social Relations with a degree in Finance (Almaty).

Zhamilya Zhamankulova

Chief acсountant

Higher economic education in finance and credit. Certificates of professional accountant and accountant-practitioner CAP. Provision of accounting and tax accounting, preparation of financial statements, budgeting.

Eldos Meirmanov

Leading specialist

Uldana Akim

Specialist 

Specialist of the Department of administrative and financial work. Responsibilities: participation in organization of meetings; record keeping (business correspondence with Ministries and Departments, international organizations and partners); coordination of activities of EB IFAS in Kazakhstan departments; organizational issues (booking of air tickets, hotels, organization of meetings and send-offs of employees and partners); EDUCATION 2012 – 2015 College of Eurasian Humanitarian Institute (Astana) specialty: translation. Qualification: Guide-Interpreter 2015 – up to now Bolashak University specialty: State and Local Administration.

Moldir Zhilikbayeva

Specialist

Master’s degree in Economics and Business at KazNAU, Second degree in Accounting at Caspian University.

Ruslan Baimagambetov

Legal Counsel

Kyzylorda branch of EB IFAS in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Slamzhan Isabekov

Director

He was born on August 28, 1962. Graduated in 1985 from the Kyzylorda branch of the Dzhambul Hydromelioration and Construction Institute as a hydrotechnical engineer. From 1985 to 2001, he worked in various positions in the system of land reclamation and water resources. Since 2001 to the present time he has been working as the head of Kyzylorda branch of EB IFAS in RK. Main areas of work: – represents interests and acts on behalf of the Fund under a general power of attorney; – negotiates contracts; – organizes the work of the branch, issues powers of attorney, hires, transfers and dismisses employees of the branch; – determines the strategy and policies of the branch; – ensures executive and labor discipline of the branch’s employees.

Ibraghim Aliyev

Branch expert

He was born on April 12, 1958. In 1981, he graduated from the Kazakh Chemical Technology Institute (Shymkent city) with a degree in Rational Use of Natural Resources and Industrial Waste Disposal. He worked for more than 30 years in central and local executive bodies, including 20 years in the system of natural resources and environmental protection. He has been working at the branch since April 2017 as an environmental expert. The main activities are participation in the development and implementation of pilot projects of the EB IFAS and includes the collection of necessary information, inspection of project activities and facilities, project implementation support, preparation of activities, organizational and preparatory work for the implementation of projects, execution of instructions of the management. The functions of the environmental expert also include working with the media, representatives of government and public organizations, as well as local authorities, ensuring interaction with representatives of small and medium-sized businesses. As part of the performance discipline ensures timely preparation and submission of reports.

Kulshat Akimova

Accountant

Graduated from Kazakh State Agrarian University with a degree in accounting and audit (Almaty).

Yerkin Utegenov

Expert

Graduated from Kyzylorda Institute of Engineers of Agroindustrial Production named after I. Zhakhayev, majoring in “Hydromelioration”. Cooperation with other employees of IFAS in Kazakhstan and other individuals and legal entities on the main activities of IFAS in Kazakhstan, interaction with representatives of local executive bodies to organize and implement projects, program documents of IFAS in Kazakhstan, with representatives of the UNDP in Kazakhstan to organize and implement joint projects.

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