Saltanat Zhakenova

Lead Specialist on Climate Change, Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Program


Ms. Saltanat Zhakenova’s current position is a Lead Specialist of the World Bank CAMP4ASB Program, Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Programme of CAREC. She is also an expert in environmental management with a focus on Central Asian countries. She has been involved in projects on mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, climate change mitigation and adaptation, promotion of ecosystem-based approach, environmental monitoring and reporting, support for implementation of conventions and corporate social responsibility for more than 15 years. Ms. Zhakenova has a comprehensive working experience with government, non-governmental organizations, private sector and UN system: OECD, UNDP, EY and specialized in institutional strengthening, stakeholder’s engagement, project management and capacity building on local, national and regional levels.