Master of Ceremony, Project Engagement and Implementation officer, WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, WMU
Elnaz Barjandi is Project Engagement and Implementation Officer at the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute. She supports the Institute’s operational delivery and implementation of research programmes/projects as per the WMU Ocean Research Agenda. Elnaz coordinates the Institute’s outreach, conferences and events, and respective donor reporting. Prior to joining WMU, Elnaz worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Denmark, as Operational, Administrative & Finance support at the Office of Information Technology and Management (OIMT). She supported the general operations, and coordinated the ICT and Green Energy service delivery to UNDP Country offices world wide. Elnaz has a BSc. and MSc. in International Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and attained knowledge in economics, international development as well as operations and management in organisations, leading people and processes with focus on sustainability. She is an alumni of the Rhodes Academy of Ocean Law and Policy 2019, as well as recipient of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Foundation’s Value-based Leadership Diploma 2014 and Fulbright’s European Student Leaders Scholarship 2008. Elnaz academic and professional experiences have heightened her knowledge for sustainable development, international diplomacy and strategy, ocean governance, as well as capacity building, organisation and leadership for human empowerment and equality.