Jana joined the newly established Sports for Nature team at IUCN in mid-2023. As Engagement Officer, she is responsible for building and managing relations with and between the wider sports and nature conservation communities and helping develop sports’ capacity to champion nature and contribute to its protection and restoration.
Jana came into the role with a rich sustainability-and-sports expertise and capacity building and training experience having worked on sustainability, public affairs and international relations in the Olympic movement (Czech Olympic Committee and the European Olympic Committees EU Office) for the last decade.
In her career, Jana has had the privilege to lead or co-manage several exiting projects and initiatives, including the “As Sustainable As Possible” project, which helped three National Olympic Committees develop and implement sustainability strategies, and the Czech Olympic Committee’s Master of Public Administration programme on Sport Diplomacy. She is also a member of the European Olympic Committees Sustainability and Active Society Commission.