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Kerstin Jonsson Cissé

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
Head, Global Economy Unit
Mrs Kerstin Jonsson Cissé currently heads the Unit for Globally Sustainable Economic Development at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and is responsible for the implementation of the strategy on Global Action for Sustainable Economic Development, which includes support for free and fair trade, agriculture, private sector development, entrepreneurship and innovation. Prior to her current role, Mrs Cissé has, among other, worked as the Lead Policy Specialist on Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security and was Country Director for the Swedish International Development Agency’s cooperation with Mali and Burkina Faso.
Mr Cissé has spent 11 years in West Africa working with agroforestry, humanitarian and post-conflict development cooperation.
Mrs Cissé holds a doctoral degree from the Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences with focus on agroforestry and soil science and her doctoral thesis focused on Burkina Faso and Tanzania. She has a special interest for the Sahelian region and resilience.