Dr. Minu Hemmati is a clinical psychologist with a doctorate in Organisational and Environmental Psychology. From 1992 to 1998, she served as assistant professor at the University of the Saarland, Germany, focusing on social and environmental psychology and gender studies. Since 1998, she has been working as an independent advisor with NGOs; governments; international agencies; women’s networks; corporations; and research institutions.
Minu is focusing on transformation processes towards sustainable development, gender equity, and good governance. Her work includes designing, facilitating and coaching change processes that use dialogue and multi-stakeholder partnerships; leadership development; training and teaching; and research and advocacy on participation and on gender issues.
Minu has wide experience with multi-stakeholder processes at all levels; facilitating a diversity of meeting formats for small and large groups; international policy making on sustainable development and related issues; local and national level implementation; as well as evaluation in the field.
She has published two books and co-authored another, and written over 50 articles, book chapters, and reports.
Minu was a Board Member of EcoAgriculture Partners from 2005-2015, a co-founder of GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice, and is serving on the Jury of Swiss Re’s International ReSource Award, and is a member of IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication. She was instrumental in setting up the SEED Initiative, co-coordinated the Stakeholder Implementation Conference, and recently led the Climate Dialogue project. Early 2016, Minu co-founded CatalySD e.V., a charitable association based in Berlin, Germany, focusing on multi-stakeholder engagement and communication for sustainability. See more of Minu’s work at her website, www.minuhemmati.net.Contact Minu