Annika Hilding Norberg leads the GCSP’s work on peace operations and peacebuilding with a specific focus on dialogue, research and policy development, and education and training. Key focus is on strengthening leadership for peace at all levels (with an emphasis on UN and EU missions and operations). She serves on the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform Management Committee.
Prior to joining the GCSP, she was the founder and director for 21 years of the International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations (CF), a joint platform of 22 countries, incl. the 5 Permanent Members of the UNSC. The aim of the CF is to strengthen the planning, conduct and evaluation of UN peace operations. Originating from when Ms Norberg served as President of the London School of Economics (LSE) International Relations Society, the Forum was founded in 1996 as part of her research studies at the LSE. Ms Norberg coordinated the Forum based at the LSE (1996-2000), the Swedish National Defence College (1997-2002) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy, an agency of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2003-2017).
Ms Norberg is main editor of more than 80 Forum and other reports and policy briefs. She holds a BSc of International Relations from the LSE and an MA in International Politics from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. In 2008, Ms Norberg was awarded the Silver Medal of the Swedish Royal Academy of Military Science for her contributions to strengthening UN peacekeeping.