The Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Åslaug Marie Haga (Centre Party)

(Resigned 21.09.07)

Born: 1959

Political posts

2005-

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Jens Stoltenberg’s second government

2001-2005

Member of the Storting for Akershus

1999-2000

Minister of Cultural Affairs, Kjell Magne Bondevik’s first government

1999

State Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Kjell Magne Bondevik’s first government

1997-1999

State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kjell Magne Bondevik’s first government

1990

Political Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jan P. Syse’s government

1989

Political Adviser, Ministry of Development Co-operation, Jan P. Syse’s government

1995-1997

Member of Ås Municipal Council



Membership of standing committees and missions

2001-2005

Storting’s Presidium

2001-2005

Enlarged Foreign Affairs Committee

2001-2005

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs

2001-2005

The Lagting

2001-2005

Storting Delegation for Relations with the European Parliament

2001-2005

Storting Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly



Work experience

2000-2001

Internet adviser, Framfab (IT company)

1995-1997

Assistant Director General, Department of Multilateral Development Co-operation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1994- 1995

Head of Asia and Latin America Division, Department of Bilateral Development Co-operation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1991-1994

First Secretary, Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi, India

1991

Regional Adviser for Asia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1987-89

Second Secretary, Norwegian Mission to the UN, New York



Education

1985-87

Foreign Service trainee

1985

Graduate studies in political science, University of Oslo

1984

Undergraduate degree in political science, history and sociology, University of Oslo



Other appointments

1997

Deputy Member of the board of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

1997

Member of the board of the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (NORFUND)