Kerstin Lundgren

MA in Peace and Conflict Studies
Chair, Swedepeace Foundation

Kerstin Lundgren is Chair of Swedepeace Foundation and Associate Expert. Between 2009-2012, she was  Programme Coordinator at Swedepeace with main responsibility for the Zimbabwe Peace and Security Programme on Security Sector Reform (SSR).

Previous Experience

Kerstin Lundgren was previously employed by Sida from 2005 to 2009, where she was working with interventions in conflict situations and fragile states as an Advisor on Peace and Security and a Programme Officer for Humanitarian Assistance. As an Advisor on Peace and Security, Kerstin worked mainly with capacity support to Sida’s Programme Officers in order to increase Sida’s knowledge and ability to promote peace and security through the development cooperation. She has also contributed to policy and method development in the area. Most recently, Kerstin was assigned to the Swedish Embassy in Zimbabwe as an Associate Bilateral Expert responsible for support to organisations aiming to promote dialogue, conflict management or reconciliation on a grass-root level.

Areas of Expertise

In addition to the work in Zimbabwe, Kerstin Lundgren also gives lectures and conducts trainings. For example, on conflict analysis and conflict-sensitive development cooperation for partners such as Uppsala University and the Folke Bernadotte Academy. Most recently, Kerstin held a three-day course in conflict analysis tools and methods for partners of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) in Sweden, but she has also done a range of similar trainings in for example Liberia and Zimbabwe. Moreover, Kerstin has field experience from different parts of the world such as the Philippines, Iraq and Northern Caucasus. Academically, she holds a Master Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University, Sweden. Some of Kerstin areas of expertise include: Training and ToT, Reflecting on Peace Practice, Conflict Resolution and Prevention, Monitoring & Evaluation ,Programme Design, Security Sector Reform, Humanitarian Emergencies, Results-Based Management, and Policy.