Creech - Heather

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Heather Creech is the Director of Global Connectivity at IISD, responsible for the delivery of IISD's program of work on how technology, in particular communications technology, is supporting and changing how we organize our governing systems, our economies and our cultures in unprecedented ways. This new program builds on IISD’s earlier Knowledge Communications program. Creech and her team focus on three broad areas of work:

  1. Networked governance principles and practice, including the management of networks, partnerships and alliances
  2. Internet sector engagement and policy support
  3. Building capacity for leadership for the networked age

She brings to her work extensive experience in Canada and the South Pacific, establishing networks and providing information and training services in the legal and marine science fields. At the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission, based in Fiji, she established the node for the Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System. As the Law Librarian, University of Papua New Guinea, she managed the Pacific Islands Legal Information Network. Her earliest work at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Law focused on legal information retrieval systems and legal research training.

Creech is an adjunct professor at the Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia, and the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba. She holds a certificate from the Sustainable Enterprise Academy, Schulich School of Business, York University, and has studied ocean policy at Dalhousie University.