focus on public budgets, human rights based approach, peace and security



The MSC core team


Core Team




Anna Schnell

Anna Schnell


Erik Melandwr

Erik Melander


Anna holds a Masters in Economics and Business Administration. Since 1994 she has specialised in the Human Rights Based Approach and Democratic Governance - focusing on accountability and transparency in government policy, including public budgets and budget processes.

Anna is also specialised in children's human rights, having worked for Save the Children and its partners for 10 years and with child rights assignments as an consultant for 14 years. After having worked with young asylum seekers in Sweden in the past few years Anna is again working on MSC assignments.

Anna has lived in France, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the United States. In addition, she has worked with assignments in, among other: Angola, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia - and the United Nations in Geneva and New York.

Languages: English, French, Spanish and Swedish.

CV is available on request.


Erik holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Research. He is Professor and Head of Department at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, and previously also Adjunct Professor at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, USA.

Erik's research and teaching focus is on the causes and consequences of armed conflict, peace processes, and how conflict can be prevented. He uses a range of quantitative and qualitative methods, and integrates a gender perspective.

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Erik has lived in Russia, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States. In addition, he has working experience from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Kenya, Thailand, and the Yugoslav Federation.

Languages: English, Russian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Swedish.

CV is available on request.






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