Head of the Secretariat of the Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development
Mr. Batyr Mamedov by education is a hydraulic engineer, in 1986 he received a diploma with honors from the Hydromechanical Faculty of the Turkmen Agricultural University. He began his career at the Ministry of Water Resources of Turkmenistan, from 1988 to 1991 he studied in full-time postgraduate studies at the Institute of Deserts of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan.
In 1994 he defended his Ph.D. thesis in the specialties “Environmental protection and rational use of natural resources” and “Land reclamation and irrigated agriculture”. Since 1998 he worked at the National Institute of Deserts, Flora and Fauna of the Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan.
In science, he has gone from a junior researcher to the head of a laboratory, has more than 100 scientific publications on various aspects of the conservation of natural resources in Central Asia. In 2015, he joined the Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea as the head of the ICSD Secretariat.
He is a member of the CAREC Board of Governors.