Kathrin Wessendorf
Executive Director (Interim)
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+45 5373 2835

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Region(s): Global
Focus area(s): ILC and GCF 
Languages: German, English, Danish, French, Spanish

Kathrin Wessendorf is IWGIA’s Head of Programmes. She has been working for the organisation since 2000 in different positions, including as Arctic Programme Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Editor of The Indigenous World, and for the past eight years as Senior Advisor on Climate Change. She represents IWGIA in the International Land Coalition (ILC) Council and in the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Kathrin has an MA in Social Anthropology from Basel University, Switzerland, and wrote her thesis on indigenous peoples’ territorial governance systems in the Arctic (particularly Nunavut, Canada).


IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. The Indigenous World 2019.

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Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
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