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Alan AtKisson is an author, musician, and longtime advocate for sustainable development. He has been working professionally in sustainability and sustainable development since 1988 and has been recognized internationally as a pioneering innovator and thought-leader in the field.

Alan is also a public official and currently serves as Assistant Director-General of Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, where he leads the Department of Partnership and Innovation. For more information on his current position, please see his LinkedIn profile.

This is Alan’s personal website, which includes his blog, information about his books and other writing, and a gateway to all his recorded music (albums and singles) as well as related resources. All opinions expressed here (and in Alan’s other public writing) are entirely his own.

Prior to joining Sida in 2018, Alan worked as a strategic advisor, consultant, speaker, and trainer in the field of sustainability, sustainable development, innovation and change. He has over 30 years of experience, working in over 50 countries, and has advised numerous governments, leading companies, global NGOs, and the United Nations.

AtKisson has co-founded, directed, and/or chaired several other organizations and initiatives, at the local, national, and global level; and he has developed a number of standardized tools and open-source methods now used around the world in the field of sustainable development.

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Writer, musician, public servant, dedicated to advancing sustainable development, based in Stockholm, Sweden