Minu Hemmati

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Minu Hemmati "is clinical psychologist with a doctorate in organisational and environmental psychology. She was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Saarbrücken, Germany, 1992-1998. Since 1998, she has been working as an independent advisor and programme coordinator with NGOs; governments; international agencies; and corporations. Areas of work include participation of stakeholders in decision-making; communication and collaboration of stakeholder groups, designing and facilitating dialogues and partnerships; gender and sustainable development; capacity development. Minu has regularly participated at United Nations Summits and Commission meetings since 1996, covering sustainable development, urbanisation, and gender issues. She was closely involved in the World Summit on Sustainable Development (South Africa, August 2002), contributing to deliberations on ‘WSSD Partnerships’, and coordinating the 'Implementation Conference: Stakeholder Action For Our Common Future', held immediately prior to the Summit in Johannesburg. This multi-stakeholder process resulted in over 20 partnership initiatives in the areas of freshwater; energy; food security; and health. She is currently serving as the Senior Advisor to the SEED Intiative – Supporting Entrepreneurs for Environment and Development, a partnership of IUCN, UNEP and UNDP that aims to promote and support entrepreneurial, locally driven partnerships for sustainable development. She is also working on gender aspects of climate change, as well as stakeholder engagement & corporate dynamics. Her book “Multi-stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability - Beyond Deadlock and Conflict” was published by Earthscan, London, in January 2002. Minu has a personal web page at http://www.minuhemmati.net." [1]

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  1. Directors, Ecoagriculture Partners, accessed December 1, 2008.