Hannes Juhlin Lagrelius

Hannes Juhlin Lagrelius

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Mr. Hannes Juhlin Lagrelius manages the World Blind Union’s Global Program for Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development aiming to promote and ensure that urban development strategies, policies and practices are integral of disability inclusion, accessibility, and universal design to leave no one behind in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

Hannes is co-chair of the Partner Constituent Group of Persons with Disabilities within the General Assembly of Partners, member of the UN-HABITAT Stakeholder Advisory Group Enterprise, Advisor in the G3ICT Smart Cities 4 All program, and focal point for WBU’s key partners in mainstream urban development, including UN-Habitat, United Cities and Local Governments, and Cities 4 All network.

Hannes has an educational background in Peace and Development Studies and Political Science and has worked across Sweden’s bilateral development cooperation, international cooperation in the disability rights sector, and held numerous CSO board positions. He is currently based in Nairobi, Kenya through a secondment by the Swedish International Cooperation Agency. Key contributions include the WBU milestone agreement with UN-Habitat, the development of WUF10 Abu Dhabi Declared Actions, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Policy Paper on Inclusive and Accessible Cities , and contributions towards the Accessibility GO! A Guide to Action

Hannes Juhlin Lagrelius

Program Officer, Global Program for Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development