Elbegzaya (Zaya) BATJARGAL

Regional Programme Officer for Mountain Partnership/Mountain Forum (MP/MF)

MA, International Environmental Policy, Graduate School of International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, California, USA

Zaya is the Regional Programme Officer for MP/MF in Central Asia, based at UCA. Zaya oversees MP/MF activities, including efforts to create platforms for information exchange for isolated mountain communities and regional knowledge sharing on climate change adaptation. MP/MF also works with the UCA/National Center for Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South initiative to produce manuals for herders in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and will contribute to implementing UCA’s Central Asian Mountain Monitoring Network (CAMMON) initiative. Previously, Zaya worked as Policy Analyst and Environmental Specialist with the Energy and Environment teams of United Nations Development Programme in Mongolia and the Maldives, and headed the Fundraising, Marketing and Communication Unit of the World Wildlife Fund Program Office, Mongolia.

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