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Heather Creech was IISD’s Director of Global Connectivity from August 1992 to April 2013, responsible for the delivery of IISD's program of work on how technology, in particular communications technology, is supporting and changing how we organize our governing systems, our economies and our cultures in unprecedented ways. This new program builds on IISD’s earlier Knowledge Communications program. Creech and her team focussed on three broad areas of work:

  1. Networked governance principles and practice, including the management of networks, partnerships and alliances
  2. Internet sector engagement and policy support
  3. Building capacity for leadership for the networked age

She brings to her work extensive experience in Canada and the South Pacific, establishing networks and providing information and training services in the legal and marine science fields. At the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission, based in Fiji, she established the node for the Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System. As the Law Librarian, University of Papua New Guinea, she managed the Pacific Islands Legal Information Network. Her earliest work at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Law focused on legal information retrieval systems and legal research training.

Creech is an adjunct professor at the Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia, and the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba. She holds a certificate from the Sustainable Enterprise Academy, Schulich School of Business, York University, and has studied ocean policy at Dalhousie University.


  • Board member, Canadian Committee for IUCN.
  • Board member, Canadian Commission for UNESCO.


  • Master of Library and Information Science: Dalhousie University.
  • Bachelor of Arts: Queens University, Kingston.
Small-Scale Social-Environmental Enterprises in the Green Economy: Supporting grassroots innovation
Paper: Heather Creech, Leslie Paas, Gabriel A. Huppé, Vivek Voora, Constance Hybsier, Helen Marquard (June 27, 2014)
Education for Sustainable Development in Canadian Faculties of Education
Paper: Natalie Swayze, Heather Creech, Carolee Buckler, J. Alfaro (May 9, 2013)
Performance Improvement and Assessment of Collaboration: Starting points for networks and communities of practice
Paper: Heather Creech, Michelle Laurie, Leslie Paas, Jo-Ellen Parry (February 1, 2013)
Technical-Vocational Education for Sustainable Development in Manitoba
Paper: Susan K. Taylor, Heather Creech (November 14, 2012)
Toolkit on Internet Public Policy Dialogue: Tools for the Practitioner
Paper: Ben Akoh, Bjørnar Egede-Nissen, Heather Creech (September 11, 2012)
IISD Partnerships Review: Selected observations
Paper: Terri Willard, Heather Creech (July 26, 2012)
Developing Social Capital in Networked Governance Initiatives: A lock-step approach
Paper: Gabriel A. Huppé;, Heather Creech (July 13, 2012)
ICTs, the Internet and Sustainability: A discussion guide for Rio+20
Commentary: David Souter, Don MacLean, Heather Creech (June 4, 2012)
The Sustainable Development Timeline - 2012
Brochure: Heather Creech (May 22, 2012)
The Frontiers of Networked Governance
Paper: Gabriel A. Huppé, Heather Creech, Doris Knoblauch (March 12, 2012)
Africa Transformation-Ready: The strategic application of information and communication technologies to climate change adaptation in Africa.
Paper: Ben Akoh, Livia Bizikova, Jo-Ellen Parry, Heather Creech, Julie Dekens, Daniella Echeverría, Anne Hammill, Philip Gass (March 6, 2012)
Do good better: The IISD Impact Centre
Brochure: Heather Creech (October 25, 2011)
Global Connectivity Program
Brochure: Heather Creech (September 22, 2011)
The digital economy and natural resources: an interview with the international radio program "Under the Sun."
Heather Creech is interviewed by Chloé Saint-Ville, host and radio producer for the program, Under the Sun, broadcast June 2011 on Near FM, Dublin, and Radio Sofaia Altitude...

Guidelines for Knowledge Partnerships
Paper: Heather Creech, Michelle Laurie (May 18, 2011)
Report on Canadian Interest in Internet Governance
Paper: Tony Vetter, Heather Creech (May 13, 2011)
Measuring Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours Concerning Sustainable Development Among Tenth Grade Students in Manitoba
Paper: Alex C. Michalos, Heather Creech, Natalie Swayze, P. Maurine Kahlke, Carolee Buckler, Karen Rempel (February 3, 2011)
Preparing the grounds for the West Africa Internet Governance Forum
Paper: Ben Akoh, Bjørnar Egede-Nissen, Don MacLean, Heather Creech (January 31, 2011)
ICTs, the Internet and Sustainable Development: Towards a new paradigm
Book: David Souter, Don MacLean, Ben Akoh, Heather Creech (September 10, 2010)
Internet Governance Forum 2009, "Taking Stock and Looking Forward" main session, Intervention by Heather Creech
This intervention by Heather Creech in the "Taking Stock and Looking Forward" main session at the fourth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting, November 2009, Sh...

The Sustainable Development Timeline - 2009
Brochure: Heather Creech (January 18, 2010)
Innovation in the Governance of Technology and Society: Progress on Internet Governance
Paper: Tony Vetter, Maja Andjelkovic, Heather Creech (September 23, 2009)
Review of the Mandate of the Internet Governance Forum: A response from IISD
Paper: Heather Creech, Don Maclean, David Souter, Tony Vetter, Maja Andjelkovic (July 23, 2009)
Conference Report: Choose the Future: Education for Sustainable Development
Paper: Robin Gislason, Carolee Buckler, Heather Creech (March 17, 2009)
Measuring Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours towards Sustainable Development: Two Exploratory Studies
Paper: Alex C. Michalos, Heather Creech, Christina McDonald, P. Maurine Hatch Kahlke (January 27, 2009)
Mapping the Future of the Internet onto Global Scenarios: A preliminary view
Paper: Heather Creech, Maja Andjelkovic, Tony Vetter, Don MacLean, Dale S. Rothman, Philip J. Vergragt (January 20, 2009)
Supporting the Next Generation of Sustainability Leadership
Paper: Dagmar Timmer, Carolee Buckler, Heather Creech (October 3, 2008)
Sustainable Development: Theme Proposal for IGF New Delhi
Paper: Tony Vetter, Don MacLean, Heather Creech (February 8, 2008)
The Sustainable Development Timeline - 2007
Brochure: Heather Creech (August 31, 2007)
A Synopsis of Trends in Knowledge Management
Paper: Heather Creech (May 4, 2007)
Success Factors in Knowledge Management
Paper: Heather Creech (May 4, 2007)
What to Consider in Creating a Strategic Alliance
Paper: Heather Creech (April 13, 2007)
Sustainable Development Communications Network Evaluation
Paper: Heather Creech (December 7, 2006)
Notes on Trends and Niches in the ICT4D/K4D debate - 2004
Paper: Heather Creech, Terri Willard (October 25, 2006)
A Youth Strategy for Public Outreach on Climate Change
Paper: Heather Creech, Carolee Buckler, Lani Innes, Serge Larochelle (October 19, 2006)
ENRAP II: Knowledge networking for rural development in Asia. A Mid Term Review
Paper: Heather Creech, Terri Willard, Chin Saik Yoon (October 19, 2006)
Evaluation of UNESCO's Community Multimedia Centres: Final Report
Paper: Heather Creech, Ousmane Berthe, Ana Paula Assubuji, Indira Mansingh, Maja Andjelkovic (June 13, 2006)
The Sustainable Development Timeline - 2006
Brochure: Heather Creech (January 10, 2006)
Advancing Sustainable Development in Canada: Policy issues and research needs
Book: Stephan Barg, Aaron Cosbey, Heather Creech, William H. Glanville, Marlene Roy, Darren A. Swanson, Henry David Venema, Konrad von Moltke (January 27, 2005)
Contributing to Global Solutions: How Canada Corps can make a difference
Commentary: Heather Creech, Carolee Buckler (December 1, 2004)
Knowledge Networks: Guidelines for Assessment
Paper: Heather Creech, Aly Ramji (June 21, 2004)
Newsletter: Heather Creech, Arthur J. Hanson, Peter Hughes, László Pintér, Marlene Roy, David Runnalls, Stuart Slayen (August 30, 2002)
The Sustainable Development Timeline - 2002
Brochure: Heather Creech (August 30, 2002)
Tools for Assessing Web Site Usage
Paper: Terri Willard, Heather Creech, Deborah Bakker, Scott Anderson (January 30, 2002)
Hidden Assets: Young Professionals in Knowledge Networks
Paper: Terri Willard, Heather Creech, Victoria Cole, Carolee Buckler (January 11, 2002)
Strategic Intentions: Managing knowledge networks for sustainable development
Book: Terri Willard, Heather Creech (January 2, 2002)