Zhanar Atiyeva is a Grants and Finance Specialist in the Climate Resilience Practice. Zhanar is responsible for budget and operations for CRP’s adaptation finance team. Her responsibilities include managing grants and other financial and administrative tasks.

Prior to joining the WRI, Zhanar worked as the Finance Manager for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, an international political foundation in Washington, DC where her duties included budgeting, accounting, and human resources. She previously worked for the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kazakhstan as an assistant for economic affairs.

Zhanar holds degrees in Translation and Interpretation and Economics. She speaks English, Russian, German, and Kazakh.