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Hilde F. Johnson

Hilde F. Johnson joined the European Institute of Peace (EIP) as Senior Advisor in January 2020 after more than 20 years of high-level leadership experience in peacemaking, peacebuilding and development.

As Norway’s Minister of International Development (1997-2000 & 2001-2005) she engaged in multiple peacebuilding efforts across the world and played a key role in the Sudan peace negotiations (CPA, 2005). She was the SRSG of UNMISS in South Sudan 2011 – 2014 and served on the UN’s High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, HIPPO 2014-2015. As Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF she led the organisation’s humanitarian operations and crisis response (2007-2011).

She was the Senior Visiting Fellow at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) 2014-2015 and a practitioner in residence at the Norwegian Peace Research Institute (PRIO) in Oslo (2019).

Academically, she is the author of three books on Sudan, South Sudan, peace processes and peacebuilding and has had a distinguished political career as elected MP 1993-2001 and as Secretary General of the Christian Democratic Party of Norway (2016-2019).