Former Ambassador of Sweden

H.E. Mr. Bo Lennart Göransson is a former Ambassador of the Government of Sweden.

He has been State Secretary in the Swedish Government and was in 1994-2003 Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Mr. Göransson worked from 2003 as Swedish Ambassador to Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Seychelles, and Comoros. Mr. Göransson was responsible for drafting the first Joint Assistance Strategy for Kenya and served as an EU spokesman on development assistance. He also served as a Permanent Representative to UNEP and President of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat. As a member of the Four Nations Initiative, Göransson assessed reforms of the UN and was also responsible for drafting a Swedish Government Communication to the Swedish Parliament on relations with Africa.

Mr. Göransson holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics. He has published works on development issues and Africa.



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