Ulf Färnsveden, Head of Board


Gender, Women’s economic empowerment and Equal Opportunities Expert


MSc. in International Development Studies at Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and PADRIGU (The Peace and Development Research Institute at Gothenburg University) (1999) and MSc. In International Economics specializing in Spanish and Finance from Gothenburg University/Brighton Business School/La Universidad de Valencia.

Key qualifications
21 years’ experience from Development Cooperation and 15 years working with gender equality issues, inclusion of women in the labour market and socially. Institutional Development, women entrepreneurs, male involvement, gender analysis, and also Women in politics, experience in identification, appraisals, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of projects. experience from European Commission, EBRD and Sida, the UN agencies, Inter-American Development Bank. Project Manager of International Programmes and projects since 1990. He has experience of SMEs, Business Centres and Local Economic Development, TVET, Micro financing alternatives, social protection, social and labour inclusion. experience in strategic planning and organization, GOP and AOPs (Global and Annual operational plans); Project Cycle Management, Result Based Management and Logical Frameworks Analysis; Socioeconomic EC expert in social and labour market insertion, mainly working with young people and women in the outskirts of Montevideo. Has been working with training needs assessment, training, production of training material for NGO’s and Local self-Government in Serbia during 2011.Has written a concept paper to United Nations Girls Education Initiative that will be published in Global Development Report UNESCO/UNICEF 2012 about pathways for young women from school to labour market integration.

Sector experience
More than 15 years working with gender issues, mainly women in the labour market, Management, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Male involvement. Ulf also has experience of PBA (Programme Based Approach), Local Economic Development, Business Centres, Institutional development, Strategic Planning, organizational assessments, Evaluations and Fund Raising.

Country experience
Argentina, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Egypt, Guatemala, Honduras, Kosovo, Kyrgystan, México, Nicaragua, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay.

Swedish – Mother tongue
English – Full professional proficiency
Spanish – Full professional proficiency
German – Basic
Portuguese – Basic





Nordic Consulting Group - Ulf Färnsveden

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Office+46  (0) 70 226 30 91
Email: ulf.farnsveden@ncgsw.se