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UNDP Turkmenistan

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Biographical note

Ms. Sahakyan brings over 20 years of experience within the UN system with increasing levels of responsibility from Project Coordinator to UNDP Resident Representative and additional 15   years of professional experience with the Government and the scientific research institutions, the local and international NGOs, the WB, USAID and other international organizations. She has an extensive experience in developing and advancing core reforms for government towards transitional agenda and EU integration; in resource mobilization for development and investment programmes; in negotiating complex solutions with counterparts from state institutions, local authorities, donors and private sector. 

Ms. Sahakyan has previously served as UNDP Resident Representative in North Macedonia, and as Deputy Resident Representative in Macedonia, Moldova and Turkmenistan. Prior to joining the UNDP, she worked with the USA based public-private partnership “EurAsia Foundation”, leading the department of economic development. Ms. Sahakyan served also the Government of Republic of Armenia in different positions - heading the Investments Directorate in the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Directorate of Foreign Investments in the Ministry of Economy.

Ms. Sahakyan holds a PhD in Economics (Moscow, State Planning Authority) and a BSc in Business Administration (Yerevan, Engineering University).


Narine Sahakyan

UNDP Resident Representative

Dovletmyrat Mametyazov

Executive Associate

Rovshen Nurmuhamedov

Assistant Resident Representative

Farhat Orunov

Programme Analyst/Resilience, Climate Change & Energy

Akmyrat Danatarov

Programme Analyst/Governance, Economic Diversification, and Inclusive Growth

Lale Chopanova

Programme Specialist/ Health

Jahan Saparmamedova

Communications Associate

Jemal Saryyeva

Programme Associate/Environment & Energy

Ogulshirin Yazlyyeva

Programme Associate/Governance, Economic Diversification, and Inclusive Growth

Myahri Sadykova

Programme Associate/Health

Mary Risaeva

Operations Manager

Penamuhammet Gulhanov

Head of Finance

Sabir Alikperov

Finance Associate

Natalya Gafurova

Finance Assistant

Regina Urmanova

HR Associate

Kira Satarova

Procurement Associate

Aygul Atabayeva

Procurement Associate

Olga Babayeva

Administrative Assistant

Mekangeldi Hellenov

ICT Associate

Dovran Bashimov


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