A psychologist with a
doctorate in environmental and organisational psychology, Minu was a Senior
Lecturer at the University of Saarbruecken, Germany, 1992-1998.
She has worked
with Stakeholder Forum for Our Common Future (formerly UNED Forum)
as an independent project coordinator since 1998. Areas of work
include women/gender and sustainable development (tourism;
participation and collaboration of various stakeholder groups (multi-stakeholder
processes); information tools and capacity building for stakeholders.
represented the Baha'i International Community at the Habitat II Conference
(Istanbul 1996) and the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meetings in
1997 as well as Earth Summit II, and UNED Forum at all CSD meetings since 1998,
and at Copenhagen+5 and Beijing+5; and was an advisor on the UK Government
delegation to the CSD-9 intersessional meeting in March 2001.
She co-coordinated the
Women's Caucus to the
UN Commission on Sustainable Development from 1999-2001.
publications include articles and research reports on gender & sustainable
development issues, stakeholder participation and collaboration. Her book Multi-Stakeholder Processes for Governance and
Sustainability - Beyond Deadlock and Conflict (with contributions from Felix
Dodds, Jasmin Enayati, Jan McHarry) will be published by Earthscan, London, in
is co-coordinating the IC with Robert Whitfield.