The jury members of the photo competition "50 Images of Climate Change - Time to Act"

15 February 2021

From January 10, 2020, to January 10, 2021, within the framework of the project “Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Programme for the Aral Sea Basin” with the financial support of the World Bank, a photo competition “50 images of climate change - time to act” was organized. Everyone, both professionals and amateur photographers, could participate in the contest. 

Thematic areas eligible for participation:

  • BEAUTY AND POWER OF WOMEN NATURE - the role of women in the sustainable use of natural resources in a changing climate;
  • MEASURES FOR PREVENTING CLIMATE CHANGE - reduction of greenhouse gas emissions associated with human activities; conservation and restoration of forests and lands.
  • MEASURES FOR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN AGRICULTURE - the use of “smart” technologies, resource-saving practices in crop and livestock production at the household level.
The works of the winners of the competition will be presented at the exhibition during the next Central Asian Climate Change Conference (CACCC).

For more details, please follow the link - photo competition.

Now we want to introduce you to the members of the competent jury.


Lyudmila Pavlovskaya
is a specialist of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Program of the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC). Lyudmila has extensive experience in organizing and conducting photo contests and photo exhibitions. Besides, she took an active part in publishing a photo album dedicated to World Environment Day.


Nataliya Chemaeva - Head of Information and Databank Department of Scientific-Information Centre, Interstate Sustainable Development Commission of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (Turkmenistan). Nataliya specializes in such issues as sustainable development, climate resilience, adaptation, land degradation and drought management. Since August 2020, Natalia has also been a Regional Consultant for the CAMP4ASB project within the subproject "Promoting Political Dialogue on Capacity Building for Regional Delegations for the 26th CoP of the UNFCCC". Also, Natalia has the skills of a professional photographer.


Nozim Kalandarov is a press photographer for the Asia-Plus newspaper. Nozim has extensive photography experience; he is also a freelance photographer for REUTERS, ITAR-TASS and collaborates with AFP and A.P. agencies. From 2005 to 2006, he served as a photographer for the President of the Republic of Tajikistan. Nozim is the winner of various photography contests himself. According to Reuters, in 2011, his photograph "Zukhra and Vadik" became the photography of the year.


Shahrukh Abubakirov is a professional photographer. He is a graduate of the Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after T.K. Zhurgenov, with a major of a film and television operator. Currently, he is the head of the professional photographic laboratory "Gornaya Lab." In the past, Shakhrukh also took part in such "Kazakhfilm" projects as the historical project "Talan", a documentary project about national traditions and customs, as well as the film project "Joker".

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Elmira Aleinikova is a media consultant for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), responsible for the Russian content. Elmira currently resides in Kenya, where she is a freelance journalist covering climate change, water and waste management topics in Central Asia and Kenya. Elmira has over 30 years of professional experience. In the past, she also held the CAREC's Information Development and Capacity Building Programme Manager position. In addition to all of the achievements mentioned above, Elmira has the skills of a professional photographer.