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Minu Hemmati
Project Co-coordinator

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; consumption; land rights); participation and collaboration of various stakeholder groups (multi-stakeholder processes); information tools and capacity building for stakeholders. 

Minu has 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.

Recent 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 December 2001.

She is co-coordinating the IC with Robert Whitfield.

Email minush@aol.com

 

Favorite Quotes:

"It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens (...) That one indeed is a man who today dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race." (Baha'u'llh)

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer." (Albert Camus)  

"The world has for so long been run by those who have usurped the power to run it, and in the manner that is to their best advantage, we frequently forget that they have no more right to do so than anyone else." (Ashok Khosla)

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Photo: ENB, 2001

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