PhD Project: The role of information systems in international governance: The case of the Paris Agreement

PhD Fellow Tove Sofia Engwall

PhD Fellow Tove Sofia Engvall, Information systems

Toves PhD project is about digitalization and the role of information systems in international governance. She will use the reporting to the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a case. All countries should report on their commitments and achievements, as well as greenhouse gas emissions to the UNFCCC. The idea is that this will enable transparency, assessment of individual and collective action, inspire political engagement and participation. In this way, both the information and system have central roles in governance. The research will explore the relationship between information, technology and governance, to develop a deeper understanding of the role of information systems in a complex context of international governance.

Tove is a PhD fellow in Information Systems, at the Center for Digital Transformation at the University of Agder. She has worked as a lecturer in archives and information science, and participated in research projects in this field, at Mid Sweden University. One project was about records management and life cycle economy in the Swedish Transport Administration. She has also participated in the international research project about trust in records in an online networked context, InterPARES Trust. Before this, Tove worked as an e-archivist in a Swedish municipality, and also participated in national projects about e-archives. She has a commitment to issues about sustainable development, and has been involved in the NGO-sector, especially regarding global sustainability issues.

Supervisors: Professor Leif Skiftenes Flak and professor Jarle Trondal

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