Alexandra Tost

Alexandra Tost

Research Associate

Alexandra Tost joined the IASS in February 2021 as a research associate for the DERE project, which analyzes the dynamics of sustainability governance. One focus of the research is democratic transformation in the Amazon basin for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. She holds a MA in International Development Studies from Philipps-Universität Marburg and a BA in Political Science and Economics from Universität Potsdam. From 2014 to 2020 she lived in Latin America and worked in political and technical development cooperation mainly for GIZ and Friedrich Ebert Foundation. During this time, she coordinated multi-stakeholder and transdisciplinary dialogues and knowledge exchange from the local to the international level. Her work focused on sustainable development, environmental participation, social ecological transformation as well as climate policy and adaptation.

  • Since 2021: IASS Research Associate, DERE project
  • 2015-2020: Freelance Consultant for Sustainable Development in Latin America (mainly GIZ and Friedrich Ebert Foundation)
  • 2017-2018: Technical Advisor for Dialogue Mechanisms at GIZ in Peru at the project Adaptation of public investments to climate change in Latin America
  • 2012-2015: MA in International Development Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • 2011-2015: Freelance trainer for political education
  • 2011-2012: Project manager for Global learning at vocational schools at ICJA Freiwilligenaustausch weltweit e.V., Berlin
  • 2006-2011: BA in Political Science and Economics, Universität Potsdam
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainability governance
  • Social ecological transformation
  • Latin America
  • Extractivism
  • Democracy and participation
  • Transdisciplinarity and multi stakeholder coordination
  • Climate policy and politics

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Tost, Alexandra; Reperger, Simone: Zwischen Klimawandel und sozialen Unruhen: Chiles Klimapolitik als Gastgeber der UN-Konferenz 2019 (engl. Between climate change and social unrest: Chile's climate policy as host of the UN Conference 2019) - Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Foundation, 2019. ISBN 978-3-96250-474-8. http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/15853.pdf