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Our Team

At the core of SIANI is a dedicated secretariat, based at the Stockholm Environment Institute, SLU and GMV in Sweden.

Profile picture Madeleine Fogde

Programme Director at SIANI

Madeleine has a broad background within the educational field. She has worked extensively with programme development, information dissemination, capacity development and adult learning in Southern Africa since 1993. Her experiences with capacity development ranges from illiterate women in remote rural areas to politicians at central positions. She has contributed to the development of a bilateral rural water supply and eco-sanitation programme for Austria in Mozambique. Experiences generated in the field have transformed into national strategies vital for Mozambique's achievement of the MDG's. From 2007 to 2011, Madeleine managed the extensive Sida financed Ecological Sanitation Research programme at the SEI.

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Project Manager at SIANI

Currently the project coordinator of Focali (Forest, Climate and Livelihood Research Network) and project coordinator of LARRI (Land Rights Research Initiative) working at GMV – Centre for Environment and Sustainability in Gothenburg. Master degree from School of Global Studies and a B.A in Development and International Cooperation, from University of Gothenburg. Master thesis field research about pastoralists’ livelihoods, socio-ecological resilience, climate change and land investments in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Work experience as a research assistant in research project about the role of trees for local livelihoods, resilience and food-security in Burkina Faso. Work experience as communication officer, lecturer in participatory field methods and as a freelance journalist. Has in addition rich work and study experience related to development cooperation from Ethiopia, Tanzania and Vietnam.

Profile picture Marta Anguera

Engagement Officer at SIANI

Marta Anguera works at SEI Headquarters as an Engagement Officer. Marta has a background in journalism and communication. She has worked as a communications assistant and officer for civil society organizations as well as international and European institutions. Her experience includes developing communication tools and activities, assisting the communication of partnership and research projects, over-sighting of social media, websites, stakeholder mapping, design of publications and events management. Marta has previously lived in Spain, Austria, Italy, France and Belgium.

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Associate at SIANI

Alice Tunfjord is an Associate at SEI Headquarters. She works with MEL and our Expert groups. She has experience from civil society, research institutes and the public sector, including the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Swedish Development Forum, and most recently the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).<br /> Alice holds a MSc in International Development and Management from Lund University, and a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Uppsala University. She wrote her master’s thesis on the interplay between formal and informal institutions in the Zambian woodfuel sector.

Profile picture Alin Kadfak

Part time communications officer at SIANI based at SLU at SIANI

Alin is a part time communication officer at SIANI based at SLU. She holds a PhD in Environmental Social Science, investigating coastal transformation processes in a peri-urban fishing village outside of Mangaluru, India. Alin is a researcher at the Department of Rural and Urban Development, SLU. Her current research explores labour rights in sustainable fishing policy as a global environmental governance mechanism, using Thailand and Myanmar as case studies. Alin has experienced doing research in West Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia. Alin desires to continue addressing the growing questions of sustainability, where the interactions between society and environment require further and in-depth understanding.

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Project Coordinator at SEI

Selorm Kugbega works at SEI headquarters as a research fellow. He holds a PhD in Human Geography from Lund University and has experience working with economic policy analysis and SDG localisation with UNDP in Ghana. Selorm’s research focuses on the nexus between property rights, agrarian livelihoods and social differentiation. He explores these perspectives by considering value-chain dynamics tied to smallholder commercialisation and structural transformation processes. Selorm has great interest in continuing to address and incite discussions around the geography of agrarian social relations, smallholder market linkages and the contributions of frontier technologies to agricultural sustainability.

Profile picture Jonna Wiklund

Project Coordinator at SIANI

Jonna Wiklund is a project coordinator at SEI headquarters working with SIANI’s Expert groups. She has previous experience of working with international development projects in civil society, and most recently with policy for sustainable food systems at an environmental organisation. Jonna is an agronomist with an MSc in soil science from the Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU). She wrote her master’s thesis on the effects of wood ash on soil fertility in Kenya.

Profile picture Maria Sköld

Communication officer at SEI

Maria Sköld is a Senior Communications and Impact Officer at SEI headquarters. She supports general SIANI communication activities as well as the communication of the expert group. Before joining SEI, Maria was a Senior Communications Manager at Stockholm International Water Institute and World Water Week. As an editor and strategist, she developed messaging and advocacy campaigns for different teams and international processes. She is especially passionate about how communication can be a tool to increase impact and inclusion.<br /> Maria started her career as a journalist, specialising in Swedish politics, and has also reported from Central America and Southeast Asia.

Profile picture Matthew Fielding

Communications Advisor at SIANI

Matthew has worked as a field researcher for several years in the Amazon region of South America and in Western Africa. He recently returned to Stockholm after 2.5yrs based in Bangkok. He is responsible for all the communications obligations of SIANI and oversees both web and social media. His research focus has been on interactions between agricultural practice, soil health and livelihoods. He has wide interests linked to these areas in emerging technologies such as biochar and remote sensing and especially their potential in rural capacity development. Matthew has an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and a BSc in Tropical Environmental Science from the University of Aberdeen. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.