Dr. Nadejda Komendantova is a senior research scholar and a partner at the “Innovating Governance” Association.
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.
During more than 10 years of work in the area of good governance she realized several projects for various international organizations, including European Commission, national ministries, World Bank and International Anti-Corruption Academy as well as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
The geographical scope of projects was from Europe to Middle East and North African region as well as Central Asian region. She also has several years of experience in various methods of stakeholders’ dialogue which include collection of empirical data such as surveys, interviews, focus groups, decision making experiments to methods of analysis such as multi criteria decision making, discourse analysis, correlation analysis and others.
The work of Dr. Komendantova 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 Nation Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the chapter on risk governance for the global report issues 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 in such journals as Energy Policy, Natural Hazards, Renewable and Sustainable Energies Reviews, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction and others.
Her work has also been 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 at 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 in Europe (OSCE), JRC and Energy Community Secretariat.