Magnus Hagelsteen

Magnus Hagelsteen


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Magnus Hagelsteen is a lecturer, researcher and pracademic at the Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety at Lund University since 2012. He is the director of the master's program in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation (DRMCCA) and the course coordinator for two interdisciplinary courses in Capacity development and Societal resilience. Magnus holds a B.Sc. in Fire Protection Engineering and a Master of Disaster Management. 

He holds a part-time position as an educational developer at the Centre for Engineering Education (CEE) at LTH, the faculty of engineering, where he facilitates educational development and training, and coordinates the Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP) awarding process since 2023. He was awarded the distinction of ETP in 2017 and admitted to LTH’s Pedagogical Academy. His research interests include capacity development from different perspectives to make society more resilient and sustainable. His commitment to capacity development began in 2003 when working in Afghanistan for United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). 

He has extensive experience in teaching, adult and student learning, pedagogics, coaching and conducting professional training courses at global, regional, national and local levels with several actors involved. He is a pracademic who likes to combine theory and practice and has been involved in several missions and projects in disaster risk reduction, preparedness, humanitarian relief, capacity development and learning since 2000. He has worked at a strategic and operational level with various Swedish governmental agencies (e.g., SRSA, MSB, Sida), the United Nations, the European Union, NATO/PfP and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. 

Magnus has experience in leading positions in different international assessment and coordination teams such as the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination team (UNDAC 2005-2016), and the European Union Civil Protection Team (EUCPT) since 2004 and belongs to the MSB field staff roster. He is a trained Field Assessment Coordination Team member (FACT) and a Red Cross delegate. Geographical work experience from Afghanistan, Armenia, Bhutan, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Haiti, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Uganda, and Zambia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Free keywords

  • Capacity development
  • Capacity building
  • Learning
  • Pedagogic
  • Coaching
  • Partnership
  • Ownership
  • Power
  • Risk
  • Disaster


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