Birgitta Berggren

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Birgitta Berggren "professional career has been focused on international development cooperation, with an emphasis on human rights/rule of law, good governance, peace and reconstruction. She worked for almost thirty years for the Swedish Government/Sida (from 1965 on), heading i.a. the Southern Africa Secretariat (1982-1987) which included support to Southern African liberation movements, and as counsellor in charge of the Sida offices at the Swedish embassies in Dar-es-Salaam (1976), Harare (1987-1991) and Sarajevo (1997-1999). Between 1992 and 1997 Birgitta Berggren was Secretary General of the Swedish NGO Foundation for Human Rights establishing and managing this NGO. The Foundation works at national and international levels with human rights education and capacity building among NGOs in Africa and Latin America/the Caribbean. Since 2000 she has worked as consultant, planning and evaluating projects in Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Ms. Berggren graduated as MA in modern languages at Uppsala University in 1964. She has been a member of the board of trustees since 2000." [1]

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  1. Trustees, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, accessed August 22, 2008.