Åsa Gerger Swartling

Senior Research Fellow, SEI Capacity Development Director

Åsa Gerger Swartling (PhD) specialises in participatory approaches to environmental management and policy, with particular interests in participatory governance, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.  She holds a Senior Research Fellow position at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) (since 2009) and serves as the Institute's Capacity Development Director (from 2016). Swartling has 23 years of experience from research, project management and scientific leadership in the sustainable development sphere. She has served as Theme Leader of the Transforming Governance theme (2010-2014) , acted as  Affiliated Researcher at the Stockholm Resillience Centre, where she served as co-theme leader of three SRC research themes (2009-2014).

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Transforming Development and Disaster Risk

The article brings together learning on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk by a SEI Initiative funded by Sida.

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Earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photo: Sonny Inbaraj

Adaptive governance as a catalyst for transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk through the Sendai Framework?

This paper investigates the importance of adaptive governance for disaster risk reduction and explores the transformations needed to achieve equitable, resilient, and sustainable development.

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Climate in Tandem: online guidance for climate services

The Climate in Tandem online guidance supports providers, intermediaries and users to collectively design climate services for policy and practice.

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Storm Simone 2013, Hallands Väderö. Photo: svt.se

Tailoring climate information to meet adaptation decision-making needs

This article presents results from the first research phase of SEI’s HazardSupport project, which aims to help address climate change impacts relevant in Sweden today and in the future.

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Residents repair a damaged bridge in Lao PDR

TDDR at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

SEI's initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk (TDDR) outcomes from the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held from 22-26 May, in Cancun, Mexico.

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The Sendai Framework: A catalyst for the transformation of disaster risk reduction?

This discussion brief examines how elements of adaptive governance appear in the Sendai Framework, and how they might support transformative change in DRR.

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Åsa is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  
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Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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Governance, institutions and policy

Advancing new insights into good governance for sustainable development in the face of social and ecological change.
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Climate Services

This theme covers information and research for understanding and using climate data, communicating climate change and providing effective climate services.
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