Every year, FUF awards a FUF prize to a person who is considered to have made particularly good contributions to global development. For the year 2020, this prize has been awarded to Mats Karlsson.
Mats Karlsson has been an active and driving voice in development issues throughout his professional life. He started at Sida in 1984 and then worked with development in Africa for 30 years. He has also worked on global cooperation issues, both at the World Bank and the UN, and as Secretary of the Commission for Global Cooperation, led by Ingvar Carlsson. He has also had a commitment to Central and Eastern Europe, including the liberation of the Baltic states before 1989. Mats has also pursued key issues of partnership in development cooperation, both in his role as Chief Economist, State Secretary, at the World Bank and as an adviser to Kofi Annan. Today, he also has a special interest in the EU's role in the world.
The FUF prize is awarded at a digital ceremony led by FUF's new chairman Anna Blücher on 22/4 at 17.00. The dividend is followed by a discussion on the theme of development assistance's third wave between Mats Karlsson and Lena Ag, Director General of the Swedish Equality Authority.
Read more and register for the seminar here