Anna Collins-Falk is the International Coordinator and Senior Advisor at the Swedish Gender Equality Agency since its inception year, 2018. She leads the EU and UN work of the Agency and is a member of the EU-Commission DG-Just Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities and EIGE’s Experts’ Forum. Before taking up this position, Anna was the Lead Policy Specialist on Gender at Sida Hq. She has previously served the United Nations in various senior positions including as UN Women Resident Representative and as UNDP and UNFPA Senior Policy Advisor on Gender.
An experienced policy advisor, negotiator, facilitator, speaker and trainer on a broad range of gender- and women’s rights-related topics in international fora, she has specialised in gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting.
Her experience in gender-responsive procurement stems from this work with government agencies in Sweden, the Nordic region, the EU and UN. She was part of the first joint EU-UN Women Programme on Gender Budgeting and Good Governance which included gender-responsive procurement.