Jakob Silas Lund

Jakob Silas Lund


Jakob Silas Lund has extensive practical experience in humanitarian action, gender, human rights and peacebuilding. As well as having founded and directed a grassroots organization operating in Sierra Leone and Denmark, Jakob has held leadership positions in ActionAid Denmark and Amnesty International Denmark as well as several years’ experience with UN Women at HQ and a host of country offices across Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Jakob has approximately fifteen years of experience working in partnerships focused on human rights, gender equality, restorative conflict resolution, and humanitarian action. His core expertise includes capacity-building, human rights-based approaches, and gender analysis. He has supported a range of local, national and international organizations in building their capacities to best respond to the needs of rights-holders in situations ranging from humanitarian crises to post-conflict reconstruction to preparedness and risk management. He has authored and co-authored articles and books on issues ranging from women’s rights and corruption to post-conflict reconciliation and multilateral power imbalances at the United Nations. He holds a B.A. in public administration from Roskilde University and an M.A. in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Core Areas

  • Humanitarian action
  • Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls
  • Civil society, public participation youth engagement and active participation by marginalized groups and individuals
  • Intersectionality, gender analysis, and inclusion
  • Human rights-based approach (HRBA)
  • Humanitarian partnerships and localization
  • Organizational development and capacity-building
Expertise and Services
  • Capacity-development
  • Gender analysis, incl. Rapid Gender Analysis in humanitarian contexts
  • Leadership and general management
  • Strategic planning and development
  • Organizational coaching and capacity development
  • Program scoping, situational and contextual analysis
  • Program formulation, implementation, monitoring, review and evaluation
  • Course/seminar/workshop design, facilitation and evaluation
  • Development of learning and review processes
Country Experience
  • Asia and the Pacific: Bangladesh, China, Thailand
  • Europe and Eurasia: Turkey
  • Middle East and North Africa: Egypt, Palestine,
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, DR Congo,
  • Latin America: Bolivia, Haiti, Chile


English: Fluent
Danish: Native
Spanish: Fluent
French: Intermediate