Ellika Hermansson Török is a Senior Adviser and Communication Strategist for the SwedBio programme at SRC. Ellika is focusing on urban challenges and opportunities in developing countries and is the programme officer for SwedBio’s collaborative programme Urban Natural Assets for Africa: Rivers for Life, which is lead by SwedBio’s partner ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center. Ellika is an active “UNA Rivers” team member and contributes to the multi-actor dialogues and collaborative work in the three target cities: Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), and Lilongwe (Malawi). Read more about SwedBio’s work on Cities & biodiversity and the programme Urban Natural Assets for Africa: Rivers for Life

As part of her work on urban issues in developing countries she has recently participated and presented at the Resilient Cities 2016 Conference; the UN Habitat III Conference; COP12 and COP13 to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, and at the Local Climate Solutions for Africa Congress 2017.

Ellika is also coordinating the communications work at SwedBio.



In 2013 Ellika organised the Medellín Dialogue together with SwedBio colleagues and the Humboldt Institute in Colombia, with support from the Environment Ministries of Colombia and Sweden. It was a multi-actor dialogue on integrating social-ecological resilience into the proposed Sustainable Development Goals.

Ellika headed the communications team at SRC for five years (2007-2012), coordinated the media launch of the Nature article on Planetary Boundaries in 2009, and was part of organising the Resilience 2008 Conference and the 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium in 2011. Before joining the SRC, Ellika worked ten years as press secretary, communications officer and campaign leader within international and national environmental NGOs.

Ellika holds a MSc in systems ecology from Stockholm University and has studied science communications at university level. She has also taken numerous short courses in; leadership skills, personal development, project management, process facilitation, participatory processes, strategic communication, media training, graphic design and photography.


Contact Ellika Hermansson Török

Senior Adviser & Communication Strategist at SwedBio
Email: ellika.hermansson.torok@su.se
Phone: +46 (0)73 707 85 47