Kathrin Wessendorf
Head of programmes
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+45 5373 2835

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Region(s): Global, Arctic 
Focus area(s): Climate
Languages: German, English, Danish

Kathrin Wessendorf is IWGIA’s expert on indigenous peoples and climate change. She is currently managing IWGIA’s climate change programme which aims at linking the local and national realities to the international level through advocacy at the UN Convention on Climate Change and the Green Climate Fund. Kathrin has worked with indigenous peoples living in the Arctic and represents IWGIA in the Arctic Council. Kathrin has an education in Social Anthropology from Basel University, Switzerland, with special focus on indigenous peoples’ governance systems in the Arctic (particularly Nunavut, Canada).


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