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01.06.2023 - Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev joins SDGnexus Network as a Guest Professor based at Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany

The SDGnexus Network has appointed Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev, a renowned water management expert on Central Asia, as a Guest Professor at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. He will join the Centre for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU) in July 2023 for 12 months. The SDGnexus Network is a global community of universities, research centres, and stakeholders in Europe, Central Asia, and Latin America committed to promoting the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

Dr. Abdullaev brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role. Holding an MSc degree in Hydrotechnical Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Water Management, both from the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agriculture Mechanization Engineers – National Research University (TIIAME-NRU) in Uzbekistan, he has spent over 25 years working in water management and environmental activities across Afghanistan and five Central Asian countries.

His academic journey has taken him around the globe, including conducting part of his Ph.D. work at Iowa State University in the United States and undergoing intensive training and education programs in Israel, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Dr. Abdullaev has made significant contributions to the field through his research and publications, with three monographic books, over 30 peer-reviewed articles, policy papers, and more than 150 conference presentations.

Prior to his appointment at Justus Liebig University, Dr. Abdullaev served as the Deputy Director for Research, Capacity Building, and Knowledge Management at the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute from 2019 to 2023. Before that, he worked as the Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Center (CAREC) for Central Asia from 2013 to 2019 and as a Regional Advisor for Germany's Berlin Initiative-Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia at the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) from 2009 to 2013.

Throughout his career, Dr. Abdullaev has been actively involved in research collaborations and scientific societies worldwide. He is a member of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) and serves on the editorial boards of several internationally peer-reviewed journals.

As a Guest Professor at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Dr. Abdullaev will combine his research expertise with teaching responsibilities, engaging with students and scholars to foster knowledge exchange and contribute to the advancement of sustainable development. His work will focus on critical topics such as financing water infrastructure, water institutions, and environmental activities, aligning with the SDGnexusNetwork's commitment to addressing the challenges outlined in the United Nations SDGs.