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UNESCO: Consortium #4, WP9 LEADER

Ana Persic is a Program Specialist at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, in the Science Policy and Partnerships Section at the Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building. She is an ecologist by training with a Master in Ecological Sciences from the University of Padova, Italy, and PhD in Ecotoxicology from the University of Paris South, France. She has previously worked on UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere program and served as a Science Specialist at the UNESCO Liaison Office in New York from 2011 to 2018.

Persic’s role at UNESCO is focused on strengthening the science-policy interface and the promotion of science technology and innovation in the implementation of the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development. She is a UNESCO focal point for science diplomacy and coordinates the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science and partnerships for Open Science.

Dr. Ana Persic joined InsSciDE in July 2021, taking over for Swiss diplomat Christina Bürgi Dellsperger. She coordinates UNESCO’s duties under the project: managing communication, providing visibility and ensuring project legacy, as well as embedding linkages between InsSciDE and EU science policy- and decision makers.