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Åse Johannessen

Former employee

Åse Johannessen was an SEI Affiliated Researcher based in Den Haag, The Netherlands. Previously she worked at SEI Headquarters as a Research Fellow.

Åse has been part of research projects at SEI linked to integrated water resources and flood risk management. In these fields, her research focused on adaptive governance, social learning and collaboration.

At SEI she was part of the four-year research project WASH & RESCUE – WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene in RESilient Cities and Urban areas adapting to Extreme waters funded by the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB).

Other projects she was part of includes: the FP7 project RISC KIT investigating integrated planning for coastal risks in Europe, EDUCEN; a Culture Expert Network on European Disasters in Urban centres, and the Analysis of the First Cycle of Local Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) for UNISDR. At SEI she also gave input into the project Baltic COMPASS, looking at synergies between flood management and sustainable agriculture. Åse has also been involved with gender analysis, in relation to disaster risk and climate change.

Åse facilitated many diverse working groups. She was the SEI cluster group leader for Water and DRR at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) on water and disaster risk reduction facilitating a dialogue among Swedish actors with international outlook for policy recommendations, input into research and networking and knowledge exchange. Åse is also the former lead for the working group 8 on sanitation in emergencies under SuSanA, Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.

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