Victoria N. Sharakhmatova

(Research Associate Kamchatka Branch of Pacific Geographical Institution Far-Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Science (PGI FEB RAS in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) Associate Professor Far Eastern Branch Russian Academy of Foreign Trade Ministry of Economic Development).

Dr. Sharakhmatova is an economist based in Kamchatka, with appointments in the Far Eastern Branch of the Kamchatka Pacific Institute of Geography (Russian Academy of Sciences) and Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Foreign Trade (Ministry of Economic Development). Her areas of expertise include social and economic development, indigenous rights, sustainability, and climate change. Her research experience includes a mixed-method study of local perceptions of climate change in multiple indigenous communities throughout Kamchatka, funded by UNESCO. Dr. Sharakhmatova also has experience documenting and applying traditional ecological knowledge to culturally and environmentally sustainable resource management and salmon conservation in Kamchatka. She is an active participant in international conferences and policy forums, including the International Indigenous People’s Forum on Climate Change, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 19 & 21), and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).