Andreas Forø Tollefsen

Senior Researcher

Andreas Forø Tollefsen
Work phone: (+47) 22 54 77 84
Mobile phone: (+47) 930 83 003

Research Interests

  • - Spatial data projects for research on armed conflicts and development (PRIO-GRID). Please see:
  • - Develop an understanding of a local conflict trap mechanism (development - conflict nexus) 
  • - How open-source GIS can be used to support the research of armed conflict


​​Working Experience

PhD Student, Human Geography, University of Oslo 2011 - Present

Researcher, Centre For The Study of Civil War, PRIO 2010 - Present

Research assistant, Centre For The Study of Civil War, PRIO 2008 - 2010

Teaching assistant in GIS for the department of geography at NTNU, 2008.


M.A. in Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Peace Research Institute, Oslo. 2008 - 2010

B.A. degree in Geography from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2005 - 2008.



Stuart A. Bremer Graduate Travel Award 2009


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The following publications are specific to the PRIO GPS Centre. A more complete list is available at

All Publications

Conference Paper

Belbo, Ragnhild; Gudrun Østby; Henrik Urdal; Andreas Forø Tollefsen; Andreas Kotsadam & Christin Marsh Ormhaug (2015) Armed conflict and maternal health care Micro-level evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa., presented at the Annual Convention of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, 3–6 September.