H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

Crown Prince of Norway, The Royal Palace

HRH has a broad national and international engagement. Youth leadership and global development are issues particularly close to heart. Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP since 2003 – today focusing in particular on the SDGs. Co-Founder of Global Dignity; actively engaged in The Crown Prince and Crown Princess’s Humanitarian Fund which supports projects for young people at risk and aims to strengthen youth leadership. As heir to the Norwegian throne, he has an extensive number of official engagements in Norway and is patron of various associations. Leads Norwegian delegations abroad to strengthen bilateral relations within trade and industry, science and humanitarian fields every year. Has also represented Norway in the United Nations. Over several years he has had a special interest in the role of technology and how innovation can contribute to move the world forward. Graduate from Norwegian Naval Academy; BA in Political Science from Berkeley; Master’s in Development Studies from LSE. Passionate surfer, kiter and music lover.