Proscovia Svärd was the Project Co-ordinator for the Nordic Documentation Project on the Liberation Struggles in Southern Africa from February, 2008 to December 2009.
She carried out the interviews on Iceland in order to capture the Icelandic people's memory on their involvement in the Southern African liberation struggles. There are no assembled archives on Iceland, like the case is in the rest of the Nordic countries. She has a BA and MA in Archives and Information Science and a B Sc in Media and Information Science. Her research interests are; Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and their documentation processes, the role of archives in enhancing accountability and transparency, information access and the link to democracy and development, long-term preservation of electronic information and its management. She has left the institute to pursue her Ph D studies, at the Institute for Information Technology and Media, Mid-Sweden University, Härnösand, Sweden.