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Alan Atkisson

Assistant Director-General and Head of Department, Partnership and Innovation, Sida
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Alan Atkisson

Alan AtKisson serves as assistant director-general of Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and leads the Department of Partnership and Innovation. The department manages grant portfolios and coordinates programs related to Sida’s work with civil society, research cooperation, capacity development, catalytic development finance, financial guarantees, business and the private sector, institutional investors, and Swedish government agencies, as well as key international partners such as bilateral donors and foundations. He also leads Sida's work with development-related innovation.

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I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.


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