Katsia coordinates the work of the ISC Committee for Science Planning and supervises a portfolio of ISC global research programmes, networks, and science committees. She also steers the work of the Global Commission for Science Missions for Sustainability, tasked to identify institutional arrangements and financial models for supporting mission-oriented science for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Katsia also coordinates scientific inputs from the ISC community into policy processes on climate change.
Within the Council, Katsia managed the research funding programme Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa (LIRA 2030 Africa), aimed to increase the scientific contribution from Africa to the implementation of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. Katsia also worked on mobilizing the involvement of scientists from the Global South in setting up Future Earth, the research agenda for global sustainability, and contributed to the creation of the International Network for Government Science Advice.
Before joining the Council, she worked for UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics in Paris on building institutional capacities on emergency preparedness and chemical accident prevention, both at national and local levels. Prior to that, Katsia worked at Lund University in Sweden on the development and the implementation of the capacity-building programme on sustainable energy.
Katsia holds Masters Degrees in environmental engineering, environmental impact assessment, management and policy from Lund University and the Belarusian National Technical University.
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