Staff

Jazgul Ibraimova

IWPR Central Asia Program Coordinator
Jazgul Ibraimova graduated from the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema, KTU "Manas". She has 6 years of experience in media monitoring and content analysis of media. She worked as a production manager for documentary films, social videos and commercial videos, and as a coordinator in a number of local and international projects. Jazgul is the editor of the IWPR research on Online News Consumption in Central Asia. She is currently studying Master's programme in Journalism and Mass Communications at the American University in Central Asia.

Jamilya Aitakunova

Project Coordinator of IWPR office in Kyrgyzstan
Jamilya Aitakunova graduated from the American University of Central Asia with a major in Economics in 2016. She studied abroad at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences within the AUCA-UMB project. Jamilya obtained the MA degree in Economic Governance and Development from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek in 2017. While at AUCA and the OSCE Academy, she interned at local and international NGOs.

Ilham Umarahunov

Project Manager
Ilham Umarahunov has 7 years of experience in Human Rights. Worked in various local NGOs, international consulting and UN OHCHR. Engaged in promoting minority rights, capacity building of youth in the area of human rights, civic engagement and promoting diversity. Worked in the area of housing issues in remote mountain areas. Supervised working group in developing state language training material for civil servant. Has experience in mass media in covering election process and cross-border issues.  Member of jury on Internation human rights film festival 

Sherzod Mirakilov

Finance Manager IWPR office in Tajikistan
Sherzod Mirakilov has graduated with the MA degree from the Tajik Finance-Economic University.  He has 4 years of experience in finance and accounting, including his work experience at the international companies such as the French oil company “Total”, the Chinese construction company “Xinjiang Gochin”, “Waikiki Retail LLC”, “Grid Solyushins SAS” CASA project -1000. He participated in the implementation of projects to automate accounting in a number of state enterprises of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Erlan Ormonov

Financial Assistant of IWPR Office in Kyrgyzstan
Erlan Ormonov has graduated from the Bishkek Financial and Economic College with a degree "Accounting and Audit". He has four years of experience in finance. He began his career at the international audit company «Mazars», engaged in the audit of financial statements and financial advice. Erlan continued to work in the international audit company “PwC” in Almaty. He audited financial statements for compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Since 2018, he has been working as a financial assistant for the IWPR Representative Office in Kyrgyzstan.

Aigerim Adanova

Administrative Assistant
Aigerim Adanova graduated from the Institute of Economics and Finance of the Kyrgyz National University named after J. Balasagyn. She completed an internship at Xinjiang Pedagogical University, China and the Kyrgyz-Swiss Bank CJSC. She has experience working in local and international organizations in the field of banking and finance. She started her career as an assistant to the chief accountant at the travel agency Art Asia LLP (Kazakhstan. Aigerim was a specialist in working with corporate clients in the Internet marketplace Svetofor. She works for IWPR Central Asia since 2018.

Aigerim Kydyrova

Project Assistant
Aigerim Kyrdyrova graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland majoring in Business Studies in 2017. She studied abroad within the dual programme by Kaplan Academy  Singapore and UCD. During her studies Aigerim was actively volunteering in various local and international NGOs. From 2017 to 2019 worked as a metadata executive at Irish company "Inflight Dublin" which  provides media content for airlines on international scale.

Tolgonai Akimova

PR/SMM Specialist
Tolgonai Akimova graduated from Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University majoring in Simultaneous Translation. She started her career as an English teacher in 2014. Tolgonai worked for the Public Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic. Later she became a PR manager for the Access Alumni Association and Bishkek Business Club public organization. She had an AIESEC Global Volunteer internship in Turkey and been involved in various educational youth projects within the local youth organizations.