Magtymguly Akmuradov
Magtymguly Akmuradov

Advisor on Environmental and Water Diplomacy, MFA of Turkmenistan

Participating session

He graduated from the Turkmen Polytechnic Institute in 1984 with a diploma in geology and started his career started as a Senior Laboratory Assistant at the Institute of Geology of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan. Until 1996 studied as a Postgraduate student and worked as a Junior and later Senior Research Assistant at the same institute. Then he worked as the Head of the Department of the Ministry of Nature Management and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan, and the Head of the UNDP national program for environmental protection in Turkmenistan. Later he held the position of acting head of the information and international relations department of the Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan, then the Head of the same department. From 2001 to 2005 he was Deputy Minister of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan, and from 2005 to 2009 he was Minister of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan. In October 2009 he was transferred to work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. From 2010 to 2016 he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Kazakhstan. Currently, he is an Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan on environmental and water diplomacy. Mr. Akmuradov took an active part in the elaboration of the following programs: National Program for Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan (1999), Caspian Environmental Program (2003), Concept of the UN Special Program for the Aral Sea (2018); Aral Sea Basin Program-4 (2020); Concept of the New Caspian Environmental Program (2020); Aral National Program (2021). He is a Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences.