Dr. Nadejda Komendantova is a coordinator of the research theme “Governance in transition” within the Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Program at IIASA. Her research interests include participatory and multi-risk governance, based on the understanding of views and risk perceptions of involved stakeholders, of governance structures, market and civil society as well as social institutions and political processes towards more adaptive and inclusive governance approach, which is central to the science-policy interface.
Nadejda is currently a principal investigator of the project “Linking climate change mitigation, energy security and regional development in climate and energy model regions in Austria” (LINKS) project. She is also a work package leader in the project “MENA Sustainable ELECtricity Trajectories Energy for sustainable development in North Africa and the Middle East” (MENA-SELECT) supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The work of Nadejda includes more than 60 publications, among them in the Global Corruption Report (Transparency International), the Global Assessment Report (GAR) report, input papers for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the chapter on risk governance for the global report issued by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery of the World Bank, and contribution to the Global Renewable Energy Report (REN21), as well as a number of other peer-reviewed publications. Her works were also granted awards from the Academic Council of the United Nations as well as the Julius Raab Foundation. She received a number of invitations to speak at high-level forums such as the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, NATO, Energy Community Secretariat and Energy Charter Forum, as well as Economic and Environmental Committee Meetings of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Europe.