Morten Sigsgaard
+33 (0) 1 45 03 77 69
Conflict and disaster risk reduction, Education sector strategic planning, Capacity development, Research and evaluation

Morten’s main work areas are crisis-sensitive planning and IIEP’s programme in Afghanistan. He also supports various other training and technical support activities.

Morten Sigsgaard is an Assistant Project Officer at IIEP and a member of the Technical Cooperation Team.

Morten supports IIEP’s activities on crisis-sensitive planning, for example with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda. He has contributed to drafting booklets on educational planning for safety, resilience and social cohesion; guidance on integrating conflict and disaster risk reduction into education sector planning; and a review of conflict-sensitive education policy.

Morten manages IIEP’s long-standing cooperation programme with the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan including support to its national educational planning training institute. He has written several publications on educational planning and capacity development.

Morten has furthermore supported various other IIEP training and technical support activities, for example in Cambodia and Rwanda. He has been involved in facilitating blended and distance courses, as well as many face-to-face workshops, on basic educational planning as well as on conflict and disaster risk reduction. He is involved in the course Education Sector Programmes and Projects at IIEP’s Advanced Training Programme.

An active member of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), Morten is IIEP’s alternate representative on INEE’s Working Group on Education and Fragility.

Prior to joining IIEP in 2008, he worked with MS ActionAid Denmark on non-formal education and youth projects for peace in the Balkans.

He has country-level work experience from Afghanistan, the Balkans, Nepal, and Uganda.


  • M.Sc. in Sociology with specialization in Political Sociology from University of Copenhagen (Denmark).


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