Linda Nilsson has been active in the field of drug policy since 2008 both on national and international level. In 2008 Linda was employed by the Swedish National Association for a drug free society, one of the founders of WFAD. From 2008 to 2014 Linda worked for RNS where she was in charge of national and international projects focusing on prevention.
Linda took part in the founding of WFAD in 2009, and was in 2014 employed as the Secretary General, a post she left in 2019. As representative for WFAD, Linda partook in the planning of the 2-6th World Forums. In the preparation for UNGASS Linda represented the Global Voice of Prevention in the Civil Society Task Force, the official link between the United Nation, its member states and the civil society a task Linda also held during the ministerial meeting in 2019.
Today, Linda is working for the City of Gothenburg, Sweden, as a development manager with the main aim to develop a recovery-oriented system of care in the city. In the City, Linda works closely with civil society in general and the recovery movement in particular, and is supportive in linking civil society with local authorities. Linda holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science and a Master’s degree in Peace and Development.