Abdyrakhman Sulaimanov holds a bachelor’s in international relations from Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University and a master’s in politics and security from the OSCE Academy. Upon graduation, he joined the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Oslo as a research fellow and was involved in several projects on sustainable development, climate change, energy security, natural resources, and international politics and economics in Central Asia. Most recently, he worked for the Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation as a project officer for the Public Service Improvement Project in Kyrgyzstan. Besides his native Kyrgyz language, he speaks Russian, Turkish, English, and has also studied Chinese.
As a master of global affairs student, Abdyrakhman is passionate about applying interdisciplinary approaches, new methods and statistics, the mobilization of big data, and data science to the study of sustainable development. He hopes to pursue a career with international organizations focused on sustainability. Abdyrakhman is the recipient of a Carrianne and Lance McCormack Global Affairs Fellowship.