, , the University of Agder. He has especially worked on the development of a pedagogy adapted for internationalized online education in the
He has previously worked for several years as information manager at , where one task was to popularise the information from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change () and .
He was a lead author and editor of publications like:
He also worked as a consultant for the development of State of the Environment report for China and South Africa ; | and for the Programme
Sven Åke Bjørke has worked as a Field Director in Kenya for the Norwegian Save the Children. He has also worked in Kenya for the Norwegian volunteer service, for the Norwegian NGO ARC-aid as a board member for 20 years, and for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Kosovo.
Bjørke is educated as a science teacher, lawyer, jurist-linguist and e-pedagogue.
He retired from his position at the University of Agder 1 january 2018
Bjørke is engaged in the following projects:
- (DELP) a NORHED financed collaborative competence upgrading scheme on ICT-supported education between the University of Agder and the Makerere university in Uganda.
- – a virtual network and think-tank-operating group of engaged colleagues from academia and the media/entrepreneurship sector. With a home base in Southern Norway, our projects now extend beyond Norway to the Nordic countries and beyond Europe to ongoing collaboration with peers in the United States, the Baltic countries and South Africa.
- . Education and training on sustainable Tourism and National Parks. LT&C is a network designed to develop tools and incentives for replication of best practices and examples of sustainable tourism that supports the establishment and management of national parks and other types of protected areas. LT&C works with individuals, businesses, and governments to strengthen the benefits of both sustainable tourism and area protection and management.
ven Åke Bjørke