Women’s Land Rights Specialist, Asia
Akmaral Sman is a gender specialist with seven years of experience in NGOs, including UN Agencies such as UN Women, UNDP, FAO. As a gender expert she’s guided the provision of technical support on gender mainstreaming in energy and climate change, natural resources management policies and projects, and developed the various knowledge products on these fields in Central Asia. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from Queen Mary University of London, and was a Chevening scholar. She was awarded by the UK Embassy in Kazakhstan for social impact and selected as Forbes 30 under 30 Social Influencer in 2019.