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Nilufar Rashitova

PhD, Acting Director of Center for Policy Research and Outreach

She successfully obtained her PhD degree from the Tashkent Institute of Finance. With her background in Econometrics and Statistics, coupled with her research expertise in Development Economics, Poverty, and Gender Dr. Nilufar Rashitova is committed to generating knowledge and insights that inform evidence-based policies and interventions for promoting sustainable development.
email: nrashitova@wiut.uz
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Etenesh  Bekele Asfaw 

Senior Research Fellow

She has a broad experience with academic,  research, donor and UN organizations. Dr. Aswaf’s research interests are  agricultural value-chains, rural development, rural youth, gender, and natural resource management. Having a Bsc in agriculture economics, she pursued Master’s and PhD in Development Studies (Netherlands and South Africa), respectively. 
email: easfaw@wiut.uz
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Kamilla Sultanova 

Research Assistant

Kamilla has graduated from Kingston University London with BA Media and Communication in 2019. A former news anchor with an extensive international fieldwork, joined CPRO in November 2020.

email: ksultanova@wiut.uz 
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Peter G. Malvicini
PhD, DSc, UNESCO Chair
Anticipatory Governance & Sustainable Policymaking

He is known for helping faculty and students fine-tune their research design and methodology. He examined and recommended governance, capacity systems, and M&E in over twenty countries. Pete’s publications appear in international journals, book chapters, and agency reports. A pioneer in open systems-driven facilitation, he is a frequent consultant to the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, UN agencies, USAID, and CGIAR centers, and is sought after for large group strategic planning. Pete is a Fulbright Scholar and W.K. Kellogg Fellow, earning his PhD from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at Cornell University, but has lived and worked in Asia since 1994. As founder of CPRO, Pete loves talking new research methods and discovering novel ways to tackle complex problems.

email: pmalvicini@wiut.uz
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Iroda Amirova
Research Fellow,Agricultural Economics,
Natural resource management,
Institutional and behavioral analysis

She earned her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Martin Luther University and Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in Halle, Germany.  She obtained her MSc. in Agricultural Economics from Bonn University. Dr. Amirova’s research interests are natural resource management, institutional, and behavioral analysis. She is the principal investigator of the project " Institutions, change mechanisms and impacts in natural resource management of Central Asia (INRESCA)"  funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. She previously worked with IAMO and International Water Management Institute's (IWMI) Resource Recovery and Reuse theme in Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan. 

email:  iamirova@wiut.uz
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John A. Sweeney
PhD, Senior Research Fellow
UNESCO Chair in Anticipatory Governance and Sustainable Policymaking


John is an award-winning futurist whose experience spans 45 countries on five continents over the past decade. He has worked with numerous universities, international development and humanitarian aid agencies, nonprofit foundations, Fortune 500 companies, and educational and cultural organizations, such as Asia Development Bank, NESTA, INTERPOL, The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and numerous UN agencies. John completed a PhD focused on Alternative Futures under the direction of Dr. Jim Dator at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. He is a member of the World Futures Studies Federation and the Association of Professional Futurists. John currently serves as the Co-Editor of World Futures Review: A Journal of Strategic Foresight

email: jsweeney@wiut.uz

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