Swedish development cooperation is one of the most prestigious and committed in the world. However, it is going through a critical moment due to changes in the current government and questioning of its NGOs. Is this a harbinger of a broader global debate on the future of cooperation? Anna Tibblin is one of the most influential figures on cooperation in Sweden according to Global Bar magazine. She is executive secretary of the NGO We Effect, Sweden’s largest cooperative movement, which works with producers, farmers and women’s organizations in more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Marta Ibero Dolla’s career in NGOs began to make sense when she realised the transformative power of human rights in the lives of individuals and communities. And her passion for Latin America is so strong that she became a visiting professional at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. She has more than 20 years of experience in advocacy and Latin America in the NGO sector and is currently working in Brussels leading an NGO advocacy network with the European Union. She is executive director at EU-LAC network.