Ms. Lexén is Director for the World Water Week and Prizes Department at SIWI and manages SIWI’s involvement in overarching international processes. In addition, Karin Lexén is SIWI’s focal point for global climate policy processes. From 2007-2012, Ms. Lexén was the Director for the Swedish Water House initiative (SWH) at SIWI.
Ms. Lexén has a strong background in policy and advocacy. Before joining SIWI, Ms. Lexén was the International Policy Director at the Church of Sweden. There, she developed and managed the policy department with responsibilities ranging from global analysis, policy creation, opinion building, to dialogue with decision makers on issues such as the environment, global economy, human rights and conflict management. Prior to this, Ms. Lexén was Head of Section for the Swedish Ministry for the Environment. There she worked with policy work and EU/UN-negotiations related to Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Marine Environment.