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Åsa Britta Torkelsson

Åsa Britta Torkelsson, Swedish researcher. Achievements include research in gender and markets / trade; development of gender-sensitive indicators in natural resource management; evaluation and monitoring gender.


  • Torkelsson, Åsa Britta was born on February 29, 1968 in Danderyd, Sweden. Daughter of Hans Edvard and Margareta Elisabet Torkelsson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in social sciences, Växjö University, 1993. Master of Science in development economics, School Economics, Gothenburg, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy in sociology, Stockholm University, 2008.


    • Volunteer International Voluntary Services, Rome. Researcher Foreign Policy Institute, 1993—1995. Socio-economist and gender officer Food and Agriculture Organization, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1998—2000, officer gender affairs Rome, 2000—2002.

      Adviser gender and social equity International Fund Agricultural Development, 2002—2004. Researcher Stockholm University, since 2004. Consultant evaluation socio-economist Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency/WSP International, Kisumu, Kenya, 2004—2004, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency/WSP, Bagamoyo, Tanzania, 2003—2004.

      Consultant gender monitoring Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency/SIPU International, Stockholm, since 2008.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in gender and markets / trade. Development of gender-sensitive indicators in natural resource management. Evaluation and monitoring gender.


    Review committee European Association Development Research, Switzerland, 2007—2008. Chairman Doctor of Philosophy Students' association, Stockholm, 2007. Member of Sustainable Livelihoods Research network, Women Organizing Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, European Association Development Research, Handels ekonomförening.


    • Life partner Wilhelm Carl Govert Zetterquist, January 1, 1999. Children: Teodor Carl Edvard, Henrika Margareta Lycke Zetterquist, Edvard Göran Julius Zetterquist.
    • father: Hans Edvard
    • mother: Margareta Elisabet Torkelsson
    • children: Teodor Carl Edvard Torkelsson
    • Henrika Margareta Lycke Zetterquist Torkelsson
    • Edvard Göran Julius Zetterquist Torkelsson
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    Born February 29, 1968
    (age 49)
    • 1993
      Växjö University
    • 1996
      School Economics
    • 2008
      Stockholm University
    • 1993 - 1995
      researcher, Foreign Policy Institute
    • 1998
      socio-economist, and gender officer Food and Agriculture Organization
      Harare, Zimbabwe
    • 2002 - 2004
      adviser gender and social equity Intern, ational Fund Agricultural Development
    • 2004
      researcher, Stockholm University
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