Secretary General, International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)
Miroslav Polzer is founder and CEO of International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges www.glocha.info, a United Nations (ECOSOC, UNFCCC, GCF) accredited civil society organization based in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (Austria). At IAAI Miroslav helped to set up following flagship initiatives: GloCha multistakeholder partnership for Agenda2030 Action, #GiveYouthAChance Resource Mobilization for Youth Climate Action, Youth Entrepreneurship 2030, Blockchain for Youth Climate Action). Miroslav Polzer also works as an independent management consultant, advising companies and public authorities on implementation of sustainable development goals on local level through multistakeholder partnerships and social entrepreneurship business models.
Miroslav Polzer has a Masters degree in Business Economics and a PhD in Environmental economics earned at Karl Franzens University in Graz (Austria). Before joining IAAI, Miroslav was head of Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office (ASO) Ljubljana, promoting international scientific cooperation on behalf of Austrian federal ministry of science and research from 1996-2011.