Anna Lekvall has over 20 years experience in strengthening democracy, human rights and peacebuilding across the world. Anna has served as a diplomat at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the United Nations. She has i.a. been engaged on conflict issues in Africa and was awarded the Jonas Weiss Memorial Award 2009 in peacebuilding efforts in Northern Uganda. Anna has worked as a Program Manager at International IDEA and is author of the book Development First, Democracy Later?. Before joining Fryshuset and PDI, Anna lead the work with the new Swedish Government Policy on Human rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law.