Aksel Nærstad (born 1 January 1952) is a Norwegian political activist and advicor. He chaired the Red Electoral Alliance from 1987 to 1995. From 1995 to 1997 he chaired the board of the newspaper Klassekampen. He chaired the Norwegian Social Forum /Globaliseringskonferansen from first forum in 2001 and for 8 years. He was also the first chair of the Norwegian Trade Campaign (Handelskampanjen www.handelskampanjen.no) - a network og Norwegian labour unions and NGOs fighting against neo-liberal trade agreement, from 2003 until 2012, and is still a member of the board. He is senior policy advisor in the Norwegian NGO, the Development Fund (Utviklingsfondet, www.utviklingsfondet.no). He is also international coordinator of the More and Better Network (www.moreandbetter.org) - a global network of farmers' and fisherfolks' organizations and NGOs. He resides in Asker, Norway.
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