Categories Council, Europe and Russia, People, Secretariat, Switzerland

Dr. Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend

ICCA Consortium Global Coordinator

Based in Switzerland. Grazia has been working on governance for the conservation of nature and community rights and responsibilities for nearly thirty years, often in close collaboration with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for which she developed the Social Policy Programme in the early 1990s. She was Vice Chair of the CEESP and WCPA Commission for twelve and eight years, respectively. Besides her roles in the ICCA Consortium, she is President of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation and a member of advisory bodies dealing with natural resources in various countries. Grazia’s years of research in solar physics (University of Florence and Stanford University, 1977-1983) and of teaching in public health (University of California at Berkeley, National Institute of Health of Italy, 1985-1992) helped her to develop a keen interest in interdisciplinary initiatives. She has worked in over sixty countries, authored or edited twenty-five volumes of “collective thinking” and organised many international gatherings that fostered progressive steps in the policy and practice of conservation of nature—including the Streams on Governance at the World Parks Congress in Durban (2003) and the World Parks Congress in Sydney (2014). In 2014, she received the Fred Packard International Parks Merit Award.