Bio: International women in development and women's rights expert with strong commitment towards the progress of women in my own society and globally. More than 30 years experience from the United Nations and civil society organizations mainly in developing countries. Expertise on CR, WR, HIV/AIDS and Women, planning and coordination of Humanitarian assistance and recovery. Facilitator and organizer of women leadership training and development courses in Norway and overseas. Politically interested and blogger on issues of daily life and those affecting girls and women in particular. Love cooking and hiking in the mountains and forest for berries in the season. Married with two children and living in the wonderful mountain village, Trysil, in Norway, M.A in Leading Innovation and Change and BA in nutrition, biology, English and pedagogics.