Anna Backmann

Project Manager

Currently working with: Anna is currently working as Technical Team Leader for SymbioCity Kenya. Based in Nairobi Anna is managing the technical assistance to Council of Governors (CoG) in the cooperation between the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and its sister organisation in Kenya. The cooperation is focusing on strengthening CoG as a carrier of and key driver for Urban development in Kenya. The cooperation was initiated in April 2015 and by 2018 the cooperation is expected to have influenced the Urban planning landscape in Kenya by strengthening of CoGs capacity, networking with other Urban initiatives and through seven County Pilots where the SymbioCity approach will be applied.

Professional profile: Project Management, Institutional Development, Capacity Development
Previously Anna has worked as Project Manager for the Governance in Social Care project in Iraq, a unique cooperation between SALAR and the Governorates of Duhok and Diwaniyah. Before this she was based three years in South Africa as manager of a partnership between the national associations for local authorities in Sweden, South Africa, Namibia and Botswana through a partnership financed by the EU Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Cooperation programme and Sida.

Anna has been with SKL International since 2005 and has held various positions such as controller and planner of operations, while also providing backstopping to selected projects and training programmes. Her background is mainly from the world of culture and media.

+254 787 60 99 46 (in Kenya)
+46 8 452 7531/+46 72 508 19 11 (in Sweden)
+46 8 559 20 200 (Skype In)