Jesper Elias Lauridsen



Jesper Elias Lauridsen is Head of Governance & Peace in HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation. Holding two MAs in Political Science and African Development Studies from University of Copenhagen in Denmark, he has throughout his professional 15-year career held several senior management and senior advisor positions in HELVETAS and ActionAid International. Jesper has international working experience from more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe focusing on developing capacities of civil society organizations and government institutions. His main focus has been on empowering citizens and connecting civil society to voice out and hold governments to account while supporting government institutions to establish dialogue mechanisms and enhancing the enabling environment for civil society to influence decision- and policymaking processes at local and national level.