Mr. Bokhir Alikhanov joined ICBA in May 2022 as GIS Administrator based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Prior to his appointment, he worked as a leading GIS specialist at the Land Registry Agency of Uzbekistan.
Previously he had worked as a GIS specialist for a World Bank-funded project in Uzbekistan. He was also an assistant professor at the EcoGIS Center of Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers for three years. In this role, he conducted hands-on lessons related to GIS, remote sensing and environmental science.
Mr. Bokhir Alikhanov has a wide range of interests and expertise, including GIS and remote sensing for sustainable urban planning and management; GIS for mapping groundwater resources, flood- and drought-prone zones; hydrological analysis with GIS; GIS and remote sensing for environmental conservation; GIS for sustainable development; ecosystem services analysis; species distribution modelling with GIS; and soil erosion spatial modelling with GIS.
He has a considerable educational background in such fields as ecosystem services analysis, remote sensing, geoinformation and environmental sciences.
His research work has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Groundwater for Sustainable Development and GeoScape.
He holds a double master’s degree from Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Uzbekistan, and the Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands.