Halina Ward

Senior associate, Strategy and Learning Group

An independent environment, international development and corporate responsibility analyst and facilitator with more than 20 years’ UK and international experience.


Skills in workshop design and facilitation; strategy and action-oriented research and analysis; multistakeholder consensus-building; partnership development and working; strategic foresight and trends analysis; and organisational evaluation.

Regional and sectoral strengths in countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and oil and gas and mining respectively. Extensive speaking experience and publications. 

Before IIED

Halina was programme director of IIED’s business and sustainable development programme between October 2001 and March 2008.

Her non-IIED assignments include a role as one of seven experts tasked with addressing complaints to the EBRD’s Project Complaint Mechanism (from 2015), support (through URSUS Consulting) to the Humanitarian Leadership Academy on its monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy; and horizon-scanning, scoping and strategy advice on children’s rights and environment.

Current work

Halina is currently an independent analyst and advisor. She provides ongoing input into research, activities, strategic planning and fundraising for IIED.