- Results-oriented expert with 20+ years of experience working with international, private and public sector organizations.
- The author of 5 books, researcher.
- Managed network-building projects with academic, public and international organizations, businesses.
- Member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.
Alexander is consulting the Peace and Biodiversity Dialogue Initiative at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (the United Nations Environment Programme) in Montreal. More: http://www.cbd.int/peace
He also worked for Syrion Corporation in Toronto as a Sustainability Manager. He is an alumnus of the Sustainability Management program as well as the Food Security program at Ryerson University, Toronto. He has taught at Ryerson University and Humber College in Toronto.
He has done widespread research on food policies, sustainability and communications. Alexander Belyakov published on food security issues. He is a contributor to a special issue of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences on North American food resilience published by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS). Access his article “From Chernobyl to Fukushima: an interdisciplinary framework for managing and communicating food security risks after nuclear plant accidents” here. Belyakov presented at 2014 AESS Annual Meeting at Pace University in New York City. Alexander has created a website for his project “From Chernobyl to Fukushima”. He also presented at the Yale Food System Symposium.
Alexander combines his research with extensive international experience. His teaching is supplemented with work in international projects with German governmental institutions; United Nations Development Program; USAID; visiting scholarships in the USA and Germany; as well as academic research in sustainability, risk communications, and environmental studies. He has been the visiting scholar at the Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication, University of Lüneburg, Germany, and in Environmental Journalism Program at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, USA. You are welcome to download a sample article in Critique written by Alexander.
Alexander successfully completed many professional development programs in sustainability, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at United Nations System Staff College; International Program on the Management of Sustainability, Sustainability Challenge Foundation and TiasNimbas Business School, Zeist, The Netherlands; Urban and City Development Strategies in a Globalized World, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Course in Sustainable Environmental Management, Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program, University of California, Berkeley, USA, etc. Please read Alexander’s blog contribution.
Alexander believes in making a living by making a difference. He enjoys working with people and helping them learn something new that makes not only transitional, but mostly transformational change in their life. His passion is about future generations and positive changes in this world. He is also a member of the board of directors of Science for Peace and a founding member of The Roots Collaborative in Toronto. Please review a sample project presentation “A ‘Triple-Bottom-Line’ Sustainability Project Evaluation Methodology” here: PMI Global Webinar CoP_Sustainability_www.alexbelyakov.com.
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