Position at SIWI: Programme Manager, MDG Achievement Fund
Phone: +46 8 121 360 44
Dr. Marianne Kjellén works with the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI as a Programme Manager. She is responsible for the Democratic and Economic Governance Knowledge Management (DEG-KM) initiative that supports a number of Water Supply and Sanitation programmes, most of them in Latin America. The DEG-KM initiative is funded by the Millennium Development Goal Achievement Fund (MDG-F). It involves analysis, documentation and dissemination of experience to support the programmes and for the wider adaptation and application of innovative approaches.
Dr. Kjellén has over fifteen years of professional experience and has carried out policy-related research and consultancy in the fields of water supply and sanitation, water governance and sector re-regulation, water resources monitoring, urban environmental management, health–environment linkages and gender issues. Most of her work relates to low-income settings. Dr. Kjellén is also an experienced lecturer and currently teaches ‘Medical Geography’ and ‘Environment and Urbanisation’ at the University of Stockholm.
Dr. Kjellén obtained her Ph.D. in Human Geography from Stockholm University in 2006. For many years, she has been teaching at Stockholm University alongside of research, consultancy and project management tasks at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Recent work at SEI includes serving as social and gender expert on the Knowledge Management Team of the Ecological Sanitation Research Programme. Dr. Kjellén continues working with SEI on Integrated Sustainable Sanitation alongside with the DEG-KM programme at SIWI.