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  • Agroforestry and small-scale production systems
  • International Development Cooperation
  • Farmers organization
  • Poverty reduction
  • Management
  • Climate Change and Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Sustainable natural resource management

We are happy to announce that SwedBio has a new Director, Henrik Brundin.

Henrik has joined the SwedBio team in 2019, from the Swedish development organization We Effect, where he worked as the deputy CEO from January 2016. Previous assignments include regional director for eastern Africa for the same organization and as the Director of the Swedish operations for the civil society organization, Vi Agroforestry.

Henrik has an extensive background in leadership, organization management and projects development from both Sweden, eastern- and southern Africa, primarily focusing on Agroforestry and Sustainable Agriculture Land Management (SALM) practices. Project development and implementation include a World Bank funded project for developing the first ever methodology for Soil Carbon Offsetting based on Climate Smart Agriculture (SCA).

He has also been leading development negotiations with international organisations (Livelihoods Fund, Nordic Climate Fund) for investments in the sustainable development (SDG) agenda. Projects on private sector Value Chain Development involving local private sector in the eg. Carbon offsetting, Honey-, Dairy-, Coffee- and Tea industry.

Brundin lived in eastern Africa 2003-2007 and 2011-2013 and he speaks Swahili. Previous assignments include the Board of directors for the Malawi Lake Basin Consortium and Board of directors Cooperative College, Kenya. Brundin is currently on the Board of Directors for Fairtrade International, Sweden. Has been the chair of the steering committee for the Agroforestry Network. Brundin also served on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs run task force Common Agreement between the Civil Society and the Swedish Government between 2017-2018.

Welcome Henrik!

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