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Karolina Werner


Degrees:PhD (Balsillie School of International Affairs)

Karolina Werner holds a PhD in Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs and specializes in governance, inclusion, and peace and conflict, especially in the context of sub-Saharan Africa. Her work has focused on issues of inclusive governance as they relate to Indigenous nations, natural resource governance and conflict, as well as traditional conflict resolution mechanisms. She is co-founder of the Institute for Natural Resources and Sustainable Development and Theme Leader. She previously held appointments at the University of Ottawa, Centre for International Governance Innovation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).  Dr. Werner has held multiple prestigious scholarships and grants, including from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and has worked on projects funded by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations University (UNU), and the Qatar Foundation among others.