Board of Directors

As a member of FUF, are you interested in sitting on FUF's board? Or do you know someone who you think would be an asset to FUF's board? Then send another email Election Committee. Feel free to tell us:
- how the person could contribute to the development of FUF by sitting on the board
- about interests and backgrounds related to FUF's activities
- if you can commit to actively participate in board work for at least one year, where you also take on special assignments.
FUF welcomes all tips and nominations. We especially encourage people who contribute to the board in various ways diversity.

FUF has a non-profit board consisting of:

Anna Blücher, Chair

Anna Blücher works as a policy advisor at ForumCiv with a focus on opinion and advocacy work in development aid policy and Agenda 2030. Anna has a bachelor's degree in development studies from Lund University and a master's degree in political science and international relations from Stockholm University. She has done internships for Individual Human Aid in Nepal and at CONCORD Sweden. Anna has been active in FUF since 2012, among other things as a writer for FUF-bladet, in Almedalsredaktionen and in the professional network Young Professionals. Anna has been a member of FUF's board since 2014.

Rolf Carlman

Master of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, KTH and Economics at Stockholm University. Worked with development and development aid issues since the mid 70's. UN Regional Commission for West Asia, UNESCWA, Beirut; Research study in Yemen in 1978. Since 1980, Rolf has worked, among other things. as program manager and acting head of authority for SAREC - the Board for developing country research and at SIDA / Sida as head of the energy section, head of the departments for research collaboration, infrastructure and financial cooperation and operational management. Postings abroad as an industrial administrator at the embassy in Hanoi, chargéd'affaires in Laos, head of the Swedish Institute in Alexandria and in Jerusalem as head of aid to the West Bank / Gaza. Previous board assignments in the Medical Research Council, Swedfund, the Swedish UNESCO Council and currently in Hand-in-Hand, Sweden. Since retirement, project assignments for e.g. Page. FUF chairman 2013-2018.

Karin Klerby

Karin Klerby Blomqvist has a background in sustainability issues and works at the Foreign Ministry's Africa Unit. Previously, she worked with the Policy for Global Development and Sweden's international contribution to the implementation of Agenda 2030 at the Global Agenda Unit and also has experience from the function movement. She participated in her first FUF meeting in the autumn of 2016, it was love at first sight and she has been 'Active in FUF' since then. Before she became a board member, Karin has primarily been active as a writer for Omvärldsbevakarna / Biståndsdebatten and in the steering group that helps to prepare FUF's coverage of "fuffy" issues during Almedalen

Lennart Wohlgemuth

Lennart is a visiting professor of African Studies with a special focus on Swedish and European development aid policy at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg. Previously worked as director of the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala 1993 -2005 and for 28 years at Sida, seven years as head of the sector department and seven years as head of the education agency. Member of the boards of ECDPM and NUFU.

Joakim Molander

Joakim is Head of Business Planning and Performance Management at International IDEA and a member of the Expert Group for Development Aid Analysis (EBA). He has previously worked at Sida, including as head of Sida's evaluation unit, as administrator for Sida at the Swedish embassies in Bosnia and Herzegovina and as head of development cooperation in Rwanda and Burundi. Joakim has been active as a reviewer and writer for Svenska Dagbladet, among others, since the 1990s. He has also published textbooks and academic articles in theory of science, political philosophy and ethics. FUF chairman 2019 - 2020.

Petrea Defruit

For the past 22 years, Petrea has run its own company in marketing communications, a large communications agency and as a self-consultant. The assignments have come from private industry and business, organizations, authorities and other societal actors. Petrea works as a communication strategist and in digital transformation, currently with an assignment for the Swedish Health Agency as a coordinator for digitization of Swedish healthcare and social services (Vision e-health 2025). The assignment involves following up priority initiatives in Sweden, having a strategic forward-looking perspective and creating commitment to digitization issues. She is also in the start-up phase of her own business focused on digitization of healthcare in developing countries. The interest in global development issues comes from Petrea's great interest in people, our surroundings and all individuals' equal right to security, care and development. For more than 10 years, Petrea has been involved in various projects privately and as a volunteer, most recently she has been involved in starting an NGO in Tanzania to develop a model for support for people who have ended up outside the social network.

Karl Fahlvik

Kalle is currently studying a candidate in human rights at Malmö University with a specialization in the Middle East. Kalle co-founded the local group FUF Malmö and has for a year now been chairman of the group with the aim of creating a stable foundation for FUF Malmö to expand further from. This has meant focusing on recruiting active members, networking and arranging various activities.

Sara Holmberg

Sara works as a committee administrator with a focus on EU issues at the Riksdag's Justice Committee. Sara has a bachelor's degree in international relations and economic history from Stockholm University and has studied economics at the Sorbonne in Paris. Sara has worked at the Government Offices with external monitoring with a focus on crisis management. She has done an internship at the Expert Group for Development Aid Analysis (EBA) via FUF's internship program. Sara became active in FUF in 2016 and has, among other things, worked in the group that arranges FUF's armchairs and in the Almedalen editorial office.

Maria Melbing

Maria is a trained teacher and worked between the years 1983 - 2000 in Stockholm's primary schools. In recent years, Maria worked a lot with school development issues and supervision for educational teams from preschool to high school level. Since the year 2000, Maria has been at Sida where she has worked in various roles such as administrator, project manager and manager. Maria has, among other things, been an administrator for Turkey and a stationed administrator in Tajikistan. Between 2011 and 2015, she was Head of Development Cooperation in Kosovo. Maria has recently ended her position as unit manager for the operations at Sida Partnership Forum in Härnösand and is currently the deputy head of department at Sida in Stockholm.

Pelle Persson

Master of Science, road and water and urban planning, KTH, and did the dirty work at Sandöskolan. Worked on development and development aid issues since the early 80s, for UN-Habitat in Mozambique, the World Bank in Washington and on Sida. Still working as a part-time pensioner at Sida as a senior advisor at "Power Africa" ​​and has previously been head of the energy section, transport section and urban unit. Has been stationed abroad as an infrastructure manager at the embassies in Dar es Salaam, as well as in Windhoek and Sarajevo as head of development assistance to Namibia and Bosnia & Herzegovina respectively. Has board assignments in Action Aid.

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