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Title: Research Fellow
Expertise: disaster risk reduction, sanitation, gender, water
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Åse joined SEI in Stockholm in April 2012 as a Research Fellow. In this position she is part of the three-year research project WASH & RESCUE - WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene in RESilient Cities and Urban areas adapting to Extreme waters funded by the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB).
She is also giving input into the project Baltic COMPASS, looking at synergies between flood management and sustainable agriculture. Åse is also involved in the SPLASH research project in Maputo, Mozambique on resilient sanitation service chains and local action and learning.
She is the SEI cluster group leader for Water and DRR at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) on water and disaster risk reduction facilitating a dialogue among Swedish actors with international outlook for policy recommendations, input into research and networking and knowledge exchange.
Åse has 13 years of work experience. She has been creating and developing many initiatives and programmes at an international level. Åse was formerly the lead for the working group 8 on sanitation in emergencies under SuSanA. At the International Water Association (IWA) she was developing and coordinating the Disaster Risk and Climate Change Programmes. Åse spent two years in a local government office in Botswana as an Associate Expert, giving technical support to the IUCN, (The World Conservation Union) especially on integrated ecosystem planning and management and supporting the regional water programme in Southern Africa. She has worked with water policy and the Water Framework Directive in Defra and the Environmental Agency, UK and has good insights into European policy development.
She has also worked as an independent consultant, and as creative writer of educational material on water for UN Habitat in East and West Africa. She started her career as a project manager for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize and the Swedish National Competition, developing teacher training to encourage interest in water with young people.
Åse is a systems ecologist with an MSc in Biology from Stockholm University in 1999. In 2001 she started on her PhD but took a break in 2004 to get work experience. She is now attempting to finalise it in the coming years as the work at SEI is in line with her PhD thesis.
Åse is a Beahrs ELP Alumni from the University of California at Berkeley.