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Dr Johan Schaar

Associate Senior Fellow

Dr Johan Schaar

Johan Schaar

Johan Schaar is an Associate Senior Fellow in the SIPRI Middle East and North Africa Programme. Johan is currently the chair of ALNAP, an international humanitarian network for learning and system improvement, and a member of the Expert Group for Aid Studies. He was recently in charge of Swedish aid to Palestine at the Swedish Consulate General in Jerusalem. He has worked at the World Resources Institute in Washington DC, was the Director of the International Commission on Climate Change and Development, launched by the Swedish Government and a member of the IUCN Council.

During his years with Sida he respectively led the Departments for Policy Support, Climate Change and Environment, and the Humanitarian Unit. He has worked for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan with field postings in Asia.

Subject expertise

Adaptation to climate change, climate security, environment, humanitarian affairs, disaster risk reduction, complex emergencies.

Regional expertise

East and South East Asia, the Middle East.

Swedish, English, French

PhD, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

External publications