Marifat Alifbekova joined AKHP/UCA in 2010 as a Humanities in English Fellow in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. She has a post-graduate degree in education from the Institute of Education (IoE) in the UK, and a diploma in linguistics from Khorog State University (KSU) in Tajikistan. She has also participated in the ifa CrossCulture Programme in Germany. She currently teaches AKHP courses in English for high-school, graduate and undergraduate students. She has also taught the Postgraduate Preparatory Programme (PGPP) at SPCE. Besides teaching, Marifat is involved in other AKHP activities: curriculum development, training and conferences, and contributing to the AKHP Cross-Debate Format (CDF) and the recruitment of students for AKHP courses.