Torgny Holmgren: Organizing to Combat the Global Water Crisis
Torgny Holmgren is executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute, a policy institute that generates knowledge and informs decision-making towards water wise policy and sustainable development. Before joining SIWI, he was Ambassador at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Head of the Department for Development Policy, where he was responsible for policies on global sustainable development. He also recently served as Sherpa for the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability. An economist by training, he served at the Board of Directors and the Research Department of the World Bank (Washington, DC), and managed and edited the book Aid and Reform in Africa (2001, The World Bank).