Katsia manages the research funding programme Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa (LIRA 2030 Africa), which aims to increase the scientific contribution from Africa to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. Katsia also coordinates scientific inputs from the ISC community into policy processes on climate change. Within the Council, Katsia also worked on increasing the involvement of scientists from developing countries in setting up Future Earth, the research agenda for global sustainability, and on fostering interlinkages between global and regional activities on disaster risk reduction. 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 “Energy for Sustainable Development”, designed for energy professionals in developing countries. Katsia holds Masters Degrees in environmental engineering, management and policy from Lund University and the Belarusian National Technical University.
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