Public sector challenges : an interview with Kate Kopischke

Botha, Linda ; Lumerman, Pablo ; Kopischke, Kate (2015)

CITATION: Botha, L. with Lumerman, P. (2015). Public sector challenges: : An interview with Kate Kopischke. Reflections from Practice Series No. 4 (B. Ganson, ed.). The Hague: ACCESS Facility.


Kate Kopischke is an independent mediator specializing in stakeholder engagement, dispute prevention, and dispute resolution in the natural resources sectors. Kate’s work involves conflict assessments and facilitation of dialogue-based processes to help communities, companies and the public sector address concerns stemming from the impacts of large-scale development projects. Kate also serves as expert dispute resolution practitioner for UNDP’s Stakeholder Response Mechanism, a formal avenue for stakeholder engagement when people believe a UNDP project may have adverse social or environmental impacts. From 2005 to 2010 she worked as dispute resolution specialist for the Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO). CAO is the ombudsman for the International Finance Corporation, the private sector lending arm of the World Bank Group. Kate holds a master’s degree in intercultural communication from the University of New Mexico.

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