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Anu Juvonen

Executive Director – Demo Finland
Ms Anu Juvonen has worked for over 20 years in the field of democracy support, development policy and international affairs. She has lived and worked in Nepal, where she worked in the field of education; in Ethiopia, as an expert in community participation and gender; and in Sri Lanka, where she worked as a Head of Good Governance for an international NGO. She has worked as a consultant and a civil servant, and worked in CSOs, having varying roles, ranging from advocacy and campaigning to CSO coordination related to the EU presidency and the ASEM summit. She has held various board positions, ranging from being the vice-chair of an umbrella NGO with 300 members to being a board member of the EPD, and she has been a member of the Human Rights Delegation of the National Human Rights Institute of Finland since 2020. Anu has been with Demo Finland since 2014, first as a Director of Programmes and then as Executive Director (since early 2016). During 2021–2024 Ms Juvonen was seconded by the Government of Finland to the Council of Europe as a Policy Advisor, working on democracy and specifically on civil society matters.