Dr. Anders Jägerskog, The World Bank Group

Dr. Anders Jägerskog is Senior Water Resources Management Specialist at the Global Water Practice at the World Bank. His work focuses mainly on the Middle East and North Africa region. Previously he was Counsellor for regional water resources in the MENA region being based at the Swedish Embassy in Amman, Jordan. Prior to that he held a position as Director, Knowledge Services, at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) where he headed the Transboundary Water Management Unit and was work area leader for applied research. He managed the UNDP Shared Waters Partnership which facilitates and promotes dialogue and cooperation on transboundary water resources. He is also Associate Professor (Docent) at Peace and Development Research, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.

Dr. Anders Jägerskog has worked extensively with Transboundary Waters and security issues in the Middle East and Africa for the past decade. He is frequently consulted in national and international media on issues relating to global water issues, especially the inter linkages between water, conflict and security issues in Southern Africa and MENA region. He has vast global experience on international water issues, frequently being called by international organisations, academic institutions as well as governments to provide advice.

Dr. Jägerskog’s experience is a combination of strong academic credentials (Associate Professor, strong publications record) as well as wide experience from policy advisory services (World Bank, SIWI, UNDP Water Governance Advisor, private consultant) and government services – both at policy level (Ministry for Foreign Affairs) as well as from the field (SIWI, SIDA and the Embassy of Sweden in Kenya and Jordan).

Dr Jägerskog finished his Ph.D. on the water negotiations in the Jordan River Basin at the Department of Water and Environmental Studies at Linköping University, Sweden in 2003. He has published over 100 scientific articles, book chapters, debate articles and reports.