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Akmal Akramkhanov is the project coordinator of Knowledge Management in CACILM phase II. He has PhD from the University of Bonn, Germany, during 2002-04 he carried out work at the Center for Development Research (ZEF-Bonn) titled 'Spatial distribution of soil salinity: detection and prediction'. He studied Agricultural Engineering at Massey University, New Zealand, where he earned MSc in Applied Science in 2000.
Akmal Akramkhanov's blend of engineering and agriculture has allowed him to carry out variety of assignments in natural resource management. One of the recent engagements were as senior researcher at KRASS, a national NGO in Uzbekistan established with fellow graduates; and as a lead specialist with UNDP Uzbekistan where he prepared a long-term project now funded by GEF and UNDP. He worked in the long-term ZEF/UNESCO project on Economic and ecological restructuring of land- and water-use in the Aral Sea Basin. Earlier, he researched conservation agriculture in Uzbekistan and New Zealand; and later in Northern Kazakhstan as postdoctoral fellow with CIMMYT during 2005-06.
In addition, his broad research interest also include greenhouse gases and tillage effects, geostatistics, sustainable land and knowledge management. Results of his work are published in numerous journal papers and as book chapters.