About us

About Vaccine Forward

Vaccine Forward is a fundraising initiative for purchasing and distributing Covid-19 vaccines to the world’s 92 poorest economies through GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) COVAX AMC.

Vaccine Forward is a nonprofit, registered by the Swedish Tax Agency and member of Giva Sverige (the Swedish Fundraising Association) the professional membership body for fundraising organizations in Sweden. Their aim is to achieve increased giving in Sweden by improving the conditions for our members to fundraise in a trustworthy way.

By-laws & donation policy

According to our by-laws, the purpose of the organization is:                   “Vaccine Forward is an independent, non-profit association whose aim is to promote the purchase and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in countries that COVAX (which consists of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), the Coalition for Pandemic Preparedness (CEPI) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ) has identified as in need of financial support to be able to vaccinate their population against Covid-19. The association shall collect cash for the purpose stated above, and the funds collected shall mainly be used for this purpose.”

Vaccine Forward may also accept donations intended for administration, marketing or other activities aimed at disseminating knowledge about Vaccine Forward and COVAX operations. It must then be clear that this is the intention of the donation.

The full version of the by-laws is here.

The full version of the policy for how we collect funding

Economic reporting

On the main page you can continuously see how much has been donated. This is complemented by monthly reports. Our latest financial report is available here.

Each month, all donations will be transferred to GAVI COVAX AMC. Every quarter GAVI will give an update on Vaccine Forward’s total contributions. Then there will be a link here.

Jens Edlund, charterd accountant, CEO and founder Edlund & Partners is our accountant and Saldo Redovisning is responsible for our bookkeeping.

About the Board of Directors

Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist

Business angel, entrepreneur and board professional

Selected earlier roles:

  • CEO, Swedish Federation of Business Owners
  • Special Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
  • Consultant at McKinsey & Co, specialized in nonprofits


Kajsa Falasca

Associate Professor in Media and Communication Science


  • Administrative Head of Department
  • Research focus on strategic political communication in the modern media landscape, especially campaign communication


Mattias Johansson

Head of Public Affairs, Volvo Cars

Selected earlier roles:

  • Chief of staff, Swedish Ministry of the Environment
  • Deputy Director FORES, Green Liberal Think Tank
  • Communications Manager UNDP, New York and Nairobi


Jens Edlund, charterd accountant, CEO and founder Edlund & Partners