Lotta Sjöström Becker

Lotta Sjöström Becker is the Secretary General of the Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR) and holds the role of President of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR).

She has worked in the field of peace and human rights for almost twenty years, both in conflict affected areas and from Sweden. She has worked with local peacebuildning and Human right work in Israel/Palestine as well as during the civil war in Sri Lanka.

She has been seconded by FBA twice; one and a half year to the EU mission in Georgia as human rights monitor and later two years to the EUPOL mission in Afghanistan, where she was heading the human rights and gender unit. She continued working with Afghanistan developing a program focusing on women’s role in peace processes.

She has been applying inclusive conflict sensitive methods and systematic approach to complex violent conflicts throughout the years in her work. She has a vast experience in nonviolent methods such as conflict transformation and dialogue as a strategy to prevent violent conflicts.

She holds a double bachelor in Political Science and ethnology (Södertörn University college) and she has studied a Master in Human rights and democratization(Uppsala University).

Geographic expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Georgia
  • Western Sahara

Topical expertise

  • Conflict analysis
  • Conflict transformation
  • Process design
  • Conflict sensitivity
  • Dialogue processes
  • Inclusive peace processes
  • Human rights
  • Security sector reform
  • Women peace and security


  • English
  • Basic Spanish


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