Ms Aziya Taalaibekkyzy holds a master’s degree in International and Comparative Law focusing on Environmental, Natural Resources and Climate Change law and policy from the University of Eastern Finland. Her key expertise lies in governance and institutional assessment, legal and policy analysis, sustainable development and natural resource management. Prior to joining Indufor Group, she has worked with the UN Environment Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on regional cooperation and policy development. She has also done project and research work on natural resource management, gender and development work with the Stockholm Environment Institute. She is fluent in English and Russian.