2021 Blended Finance & Impact Week

Ulrika Åkesson


Lead Policy Specialist Environment and Climate Change


Ulrika Åkesson has 25 years of experience in development cooperation within the areas of environment and climate change from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. She has experience in developing policies and methods and responding to government requests related to environment and climate change. She has organised multi-stakeholder conferences, participated as an expert and acted as a moderator in various events related to the area. Furthermore, she is holding the position as the Chair of OECD DAC´s Network on Environment and Development Cooperation (ENVIRONET). Since 2018 she is working as a Lead Policy Specialist on Environment and Climate Change at Sida, appointed by the Director General, as one of five Lead Policy Specialists for five prioritised areas in Swedish development cooperation, with overarching responsibility for the area externally and internally. Ulrika holds a Master of Science in International Development Cooperation from Gothenburg University.

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