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


New holders of the 1325-scholarship for women, peace and security

Three new peacebuilders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Pales-tine and Afghanistan have been selected as this year’s recipients of the schol-arship in support of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. For the first time, the scholarship, established in the memory of Zaida Catalán, is awarded to women from all three countries where Catalán worked as seconded from FBA.

2023-05-17 11:23

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Strategic peace mediation and dialogue efforts to shift conflict systems

When working with or in complex conflict systems, including on dialogue, peace mediation or peace process support, a critical question is how we can best contribute to positive substantive shifts in these systems. FBA’s two thematic units working with dialogue, peace mediation and peace process support have explored these issues during the last few years. During this time, Anita Ernstorfer, an expert in peacebuilding and long-standing FBA consultant, has been a key partner in this conversation.



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