Dr. Anders Jägerskog Ph.D. is Director, Knowledge Services, at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) where he is head of the Transboundary Water Management Unit and work area leader for applied research. His work focuses on international water issues and in particular transboundary waters and water governance. He manages the UNDP Shared Waters Partnership (http://www.watergovernance.org/sa/node.asp?node=1467 ) which facilitates and promotes dialogue and cooperation on transboundary water resources.
He is also Associate Professor at Peace and Development Research, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg where his work will focus on global water issues. Previously he has worked at the secretariat for the Expert Group on Development Issues (EGDI) at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs; as Senior Programme Manager, Water resources at the Embassy of Sweden, Nairobi; at the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency HQ (Sida) with water resources in southern Africa; and at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) with Middle Eastern security issues.
In 2003 he finished his PhD on the water negotiations in the Jordan River Basin at the Department of Water and Environmental Studies at the Linköping University, Sweden. He was a member of the Scientific Programme Committee at the Stockholm International Water Institute from 2002-2006 and is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Lakes Commission (ILEC) as well as UNESCO committees on transboundary groundwater in the MENA region and in Africa. He is a member of the United Nations rooster of mediation expert for the Department of Political Affairs, Mediation Support Unit, UN. NY. He has published over 60 scientific articles, book chapters, debate articles and reports. He is frequently consulted in national and international media on issue relating to global water issues; water, conflict and security issues in the Africa and MENA region.
Dr. Jägerskog is a skilled facilitator with a vast experience in chairing and moderating meetings, dialogues and conferences. He has vast global experience on international water issues, frequently being called by international organisations, academic institutions as well as governments to provide advice. His experience is a combination of strong academic credentials (Associate Professor, strong publications record) as well as wide experience from policy advisory services (SIWI, UNDP water governance advisor, private consultant) and government services - both at policy level (Ministry for Foreign Affairs) as well as from the field (SIWI, Sida and Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi).