The Knowledge to Act



Clare Church

Policy Analyst

Clare Church is a Policy Analyst for IISD’s Resilience Program. Her work focuses mainly on the Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding topic, analyzing the connections between environmental change, natural resources and security. Most recently, her work has included co-leading the Green Conflict Minerals project, which explored the fragility implications of the low-carbon transition. She also provides research and policy support to the NAP Global Network, contributing to the key themes of gender, conflict and the private sector.

Clare brings her diverse background in political science and investigative journalism, with an emphasis on issues of human rights. Her past experience includes conducting archival research for investigative news outlets and documentaries, as well as providing reporting and writing for news organizations such as openDemocracyNew York Magazine and Women Across Frontiers.

She completed her Master of Arts at New York University, where she also served as a teaching assistant for courses in research methodology. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo in political science and history. She is currently based in Toronto, Canada. 

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