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Mette Eliseussen

Mette Eliseussen

Mette has spent decades living and traveling through some of the world’s most remote regions, and before she was 18 she was speaking English, German, Spanish and Norwegian. She studied political science, sociology and anthropology in Oslo, Peshawar and Melbourne. She lived for 7 years in the heart of the Afghan Wars from 1990 till 1997 as the Program Manager for Save the Children. This added her 5th language, Persian. Many international programs involving women, children and micro credit in areas of conflict have been designed and implemented by her as well as some 20 popular safe playgrounds in mine and cluster bomb contaminated areas of Kabul. She co-founded the Afghan Campaign to Ban Landmines and was part of the team that won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for banning landmines. Since then Mette has been active in creating a new international treaty to ban cluster bombs and is currently spear heading the international efforts to get the Pacific Island nations to join the treaty. She is a Mountain Rescue Specialist and has been an alpine wilderness guide for many years in Polar Regions. She is a keen naturalist and enjoys learning and sharing her passion for flora, fauna and the natural world. She has recently taken a deep interest in traditional nutrition, exploring, harvesting and fermenting wild edibles.