Jamilya Maricheva


Owner, ProTenge

Jamilya Maricheva is an investigative journalist from Kazakhstan. She founded a project about government spending – @protenge (almost 100,000 users on Instagram, about 20,000 on Telegram). aims to promote transparency in government spending and involve Kazakhstan’s citizens in controlling government spending. In the two years since was published, more than $3 million worth of government spending has been cancelled. Jamilya is an Anticorruption Champion 2021 (USA), Open Contracting Champion 2021 (Open Contracting Partnership), included in Inspiring Women in Commerce and Contracting 2022 (World Commerce & Contracting).