Nora Lindström is an international development professional with over a decade of experience across 3 continents. She is the Global Lead for Digital Development at Plan International, where she promotes the responsible use of technology and digital tools for advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.
Nora is passionate about bridging the digital gender divide and getting more girls and women to access, use, and create digital technology.
In her role at Plan International, Nora acts as a focal point for the Principles for Digital Development* and advances the use of the Principles in Plan International’s digital programming. She also sits on the Advisory Council for the Principles, which is convened under the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL*). Further, Nora coordinates Plan International’s engagement in marking Girls in ICT Day and manages an internal network of digital development champions within the organisation.
Prior to joining Plan International, Nora worked as an expert on migration issues at the Helsinki Deaconess Institute, as an advisor on urban governance for ActionAid Malawi, and defended urban land rights in Cambodia with Sahmakum Teang Tnaut.
Nora holds an MA in Economics and International Relations from the University of St Andrews and an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies.
In her spare time, she chairs Finland’s Swedish Greens, is an elected representative on the City of Helsinki’s Swedish sub-committee for education and is a proud mother.