Bjarte Tørå

Senior Advisor

Mr. Tørå has more than 30 years of experience in democracy assistance, strengthening electoral and political systems and institutions including political parties in countries such as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Afghanistan, Nepal, South Sudan, Somalia and Kenya. Mr. Tørå joined National Democratic Institute (NDI) in 2001 and directed NDI’s programs in Kenya for 8 years. He also extended his expertise to NDI’s democracy assistance programs in Somalia and South Sudan. In January 2009 Mr. Tørå joined International IDEA, serving as the Head of the Political Party, Participation and Representation Program. Mr. Tørå joined the Oslo Center on 2011 and is now serving as a Senior Advisor.