Ana Isabel Gren
Senior Program Specialist Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Stockholm Swedish & Ecuadorean
Ana currently works at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency managing funds in support of global programs for water, sanitation and hygiene. Throughout her career she has led and managed environment and scientific research cooperation programs in various countries in Latin American, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Her particular areas of interest include all aspects related to environmental sustainability, innovation, urban development, climate resilience, gender equality, as well as scientific capacity building. Ana was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador and currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a PhD in Infrastructure and Planning, a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning, and a BSc in Economics. Ana is a passionate about sustainable development, inclusion and equality, and strives to see science used to positively inform decision making and the management of our environment. She is looking forward to embarking and sharing her Homeward Bound experience to inspire more women to enter STEMM fields, and work with environmental global challenges. Ana is happiest when in nature, playing tennis, and when surrounded by her two sons, family and friends.