Elka Parveva-Kern

Senior Project Manager

Elka Parveva-Kern is a Senior Project Manager in IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She previously worked with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya, and with the German Foundation for International Legal Co-operation (IRZ) in Bonn, Germany, where she provided operational and financial management and support for small- to large-scale projects funded by the European Union and the Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany. Elka has also worked as a translator, interpreter, and language instructor.


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PhD – Slavonic and German Languages, University of Mannheim, 1997
Approbatur (Finnish for Foreigners) Finnish Language and Literature, University of Helsinki, 1985
State Exam in German Philology, University of Sofia, 1982