Sven Gårn Hansen is a Danish journalist and solidarity worker based in Managua, Nicaragua, with my partner Maggan (on the left in the picture).
I was born in 1961, and was trained in history and cultural sociology at Copenhagen University.
Since 1986 I have been active in solidarity and development work in Central America, sometimes even with a salary, working mostly with farmers´organizations, village councils and cooperatives.
In Denmark i have worked with various left wing and progressive media projects, including the webzine modkraft.dk, when not making real money in day care, teaching or delivering mail.
I have given courses and work shops in Latin American and Nicaraguan history, peasant culture, Nicaraguan society and politics, development dos and don´ts, and basic journalism.
I currently free lance, doing translations, journalism and development consulting: project reviews, evaluations and design.
Key themes: popular movements, cooperatives, capacity building, popular education. My central experience has been working with small farmers and peasants, but recently also textile workers and children´s organizations.