The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of members with various backgrounds, including activists, academics, professionals working in the public or private sector, and representatives of the Rafto Staff and Prize Committee. 

The Board members work without remuneration. The Board is independent and self-recruiting. In addition to the legally defined work, the Board provides the final approval of candidates for the Rafto Prize nominated by the Rafto Prize committee.

2016 Members: 

Gunnar M. Sørbø - Chairperson
Senior Researcher, Christian Michelsen Research Institute (CMI)
Phone: +47 92 82 80 29 
E-mail: gunnar.sorbo(at)

Eva Tamber - Deputy chairperson
Senior Adviser, AFF at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Harald S. Kobbe
Lawyer, Kluge Advokatfirma DA

Anne Horn
Judge, Nordhordland Tingrett

Siri Gloppen
Research Director, Christian Michelsen Research Institute (CMI) and Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

Anders Skjævestad
CEO, DNB Life Insurance

Martin Paulsen
Senior Advisor,  Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education, SIU

Siri Strandenes
Professor, Norwegian School of Economics, NHH. 

Liv Unni Stuhaug
Project Coordinator, Rafto Foundation