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Katrin Kohl (she/her)

Katrin Kohl


Co-Chairholder (based in Canada/Germany)

Katrin Kohl is the Co-Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is also the Focal Point for Sustainable Development Goal SDG 4 (Quality Education) of the Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development Global Cluster led by the International Association of Universities. Currently, Katrin is also completing her Ph.D. thesis with a focus on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at the International Islamic University Malaysia, doing research on ESD’s philosophical foundations while being a key enabler of all SDGs. With a background in law and management, she served in prior positions as Executive Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair at York University, Managing Director of the German Commission for UNESCO, and as Strategic Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.