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Halina Ward

Halina Ward

Director, Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development

Halina Ward joined the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development as Director in April 2009, having previously served as a trustee from 2006-2009.

Halina has a strong leaning to policy-relevant, action-oriented research. Her interest in links between democracy and sustainable development was framed by periods spent working on projects in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kosovo; by work on the relationship between public policy and responsible private enterprise; by experience as a mediator and facilitator; by extensive work on environmental and social implications of international trade liberalisation and its institutions, and through interactions with public authorities in the UK as an ordinary citizen.

Before joining the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, Halina was Director of the Business and Sustainable Development Programme at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London. She has also worked as a Senior Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House); as a Senior Consultant for the consultancy Environmental Resources Management, and as a solicitor practising commercial environment law.

Halina’s first language is English. She also speaks Spanish, French, Russian and Polish. She holds an LLB and an LLM (Law and Development) from the University of London. Halina is a member of the Scientific Committee of Vigeo, a Paris-based social ratings agency.

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