Research Group Leader and Senior Research Scholar
Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group
Advancing Systems Analysis Program
BiographyNadejda (Nadya) Komendantova leads the Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group at IIASA and is a senior research scholar in the Advancing Systems Analysis Program as well as professor at the Advanced Management Institute for Science, Technology, and Applied Development Studies in Botswana (AMISTAD). Her research interests include participatory, multi-risk, compromise, negotiation, and cooperation oriented governance for complex policy challenges such as energy security, climate change mitigation and adaptation, technological innovations, health policy, and digitalization. The focus of her research is on governance and decision-making processes under uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, and volatility, while incorporating systems thinking into strategic policy planning and addressing social dilemmas and wicked policy issues.
Komendantova implemented several projects for the European Commission and for a number of national and international ministries and organizations. She is the author of over 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including Energy Policy, Natural Hazards, Renewable and Sustainable Energies Reviews, the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Risk Analysis, and others. She is the lead author of the draft strategy of industrial development of Kyrgyzstan for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and of the handbook on protection of electricity networks from natural hazards for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has been translated into Russian and Arabic. She is also a contributing author to the Global Assessment Report (GAR) and the Global Renewable Energy Report (REN21), as well as the reports of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery of the World Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). She has been invited to speak at various policy events and her work has been granted awards from the Academic Council of the United Nations and the Julius Raab Foundation.
Last update: 09 SEP 2022
Lohr, K., Matavel, C.E., Tadesse, S., Yazdanpanah, M., Sieber, S., & Komendantova, N. (2022). Just Energy Transition: Learning from the Past for a More Just and Sustainable Hydrogen Transition in West Africa. Land 11 (12) e2193. 10.3390/land11122193.
Yazdanpanah, M., Komendantova, N. , Ekenberg, L. , & Al-Salaymeh, A. (2022). Editorial: Addressing the effects of COVID-19 on rural areas in low and middle income countries. Frontiers in Public Health 10 e976978. 10.3389/fpubh.2022.976978.
Happersberger, S., Leclere, D., & Komendantova, N. (2022). Does Trade Governance adapt to Ecological Change? The Integration of Biodiversity in Preferential Trade Agreements. In: APSA Annual Meeting, 15-18 September 2022, Montreal.
Komendantova, N. (2022). Importance of International Collaborations in Science and Research. In: Heartbell2030 ... #stayinlove, 29 September 2022.
Komendantova, N. (2022). Chapter 13 Renewable Energy: Political and Policy Analysis. In: Renewable Energy Analysis, Resources, Applications, Management, and Policy. Eds. Al-Douri, Y., AIP Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7354-2427-2 10.1063/9780735424272_013.