Maria Kolesnikova

CAN EECCA Board member
Kyrgyzstan, MoveGreen
Maria Kolesnikova


The first eco-activist in Central Asia to be awarded the highest UN award in the field of environmental protection “Champion of the Earth”. 7 years in the environmental movement.

Specializes in air quality issues, organization of environmental media campaigns, board member of the Green Alliance of Kyrgyzstan Association. In 2018, she received the Central Asian Youth Ecological Prize named after Dmitriy Tereshkevich. Maria engaged in raising awareness among young people and decision makers about air pollution and responsible consumption. Co-founder of Urban Hub Bishkek – a community of urbanists and environmentalists for the development of the urban environment with the concept of “Bishkek for people”.