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Team Member

Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Smieszek


 Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Smieszek is the project coordinator at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway and Adjunct Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Smieszek’s research focuses on Arctic and international environmental governance, science-policy interface and Arctic scientific cooperation, and gender-environment nexus. Gosia has worked on a number of national and international Arctic projects, including for the European Commission, Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland’s Prime Minister Office, Germany’s Arctic Office, and Iceland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is a co-founder and co-lead of a non-profit organization “Women of the Arctic” (WoA,, an expert in the upcoming major EU program on Arctic observing system, and one of lead contributors to the “Gender Equality in the Arctic” project of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDGW) of the Arctic Council (AC). She was also the co-organiser of the 4th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium (CNARC), a research fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and one of the lead contributors to the EU–Polarnet White Papers. Over the years, Gosia has been involved with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) as its fellow, a chair of IASC Action Group on Communicating Arctic Science to Policy Makers, and a representative of IASC to the meetings of the Arctic Council. She is a member of the steering committee of the North Pacific Arctic Conference (NPAC) of the East–West Center (EWC) and the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI).