Anders Sjöstrand – Board Member, USA
Hi! My name is Anders, and I served as MUD Africa’s intern during the spring of 2017, working with LUPPEN to continue the Equal Land Rights for All project in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Last summer, I received an MSc in geography, having completed the program ‘Globalization, Environment, and Social Change’ at Stockholm University. My thesis focused on resource conflicts and access rights in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park in the Georgian Caucasus. Other interests of mine include people-centered conservation, social justice in development, and power struggles in land use, among others.
I look forward to stepping away from academics and working with these questions in a direct manner with MUD Africa and LUPPEN. I strongly believe that inclusive, grassroots development projects such as this provide the most effective mechanism for real change, and can’t wait to both contribute to the effort and also learn from the experience.