Julian Sievers Juzbasic

Partnership, Outreach and Resource Mobilisation Coordinator

Julian has for the past two years been working at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) HQ in Stockholm as their Senior Policy Specialist for Trade. At Sida, he was heavily involved in various Aid for Trade-related processes and initiatives, including towards multilateral initiatives such as the EIF, ITC, World Bank and others in Geneva.

Before joining Sida, Julian worked for more than six years at the National Board of Trade Sweden, where he held various roles. The large majority of his time at the Board, he was working with the agency's trade-related development cooperation projects and processes including a secondment to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry/NIU in Liberia to support the country's WTO-accession process. He was also a project manager for a project that supported Zambian universities in developing and building trade policy and sustainable development courses – which was done in close collaboration with the NIU in Zambia. He was moreover a project manager and coordinator of the National Board of Trade's Open Trade Gate team, which deals with export promotion from developing countries. In this role, he worked with a wide range of countries in both Africa and Europe. He has also been working with and participating in a number of technical committees on trade and development issues both at the EU and WTO. He has been involved in various business development processes and has a broad trade network both in a Swedish/EU context as well as a Geneva context.