Action for Gender Equality in Machakos County, Kenya

Once again Robertsfors Municipality is in Machakos County working together with the county government on gender equality within the framework of Municipal Partnership Program (MPP) funded by Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD). Once again Robertsfors Municipality is impressed by the partners progressive work - this time for gender equality and gender-based violence in particular. The focus is on governance and capacity building with representatives for the whole society involved through established committees. Robertsfors Municipality will also push their

Creative Force Project Africa in Sweden November 2018

Our work with African partners on gender based violence and freedom from violence is moving forward. The representatives for African organizations – Yvonne Anyango, CASDA, Kenya, Nancy Mundu, Jireh Women and Youth Self-help Association, Uganda, Clint Ouma, The Binti Project, Tanzania, Berhanu Demissie, DEC, Ethiopia, Nafisa Yusuf, NAGAAD Network, Somaliland, Peace Hillary, Family Magazine, Rwanda and Samba Yonga, Ku-atenga Media, Zambia – participated at a program in Sweden including meetings at Swedish Institute, Swedish International Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the

Working Towards Integrated Environmental Systems on Waste and Water in Kajiado County, Kenya

October 14th-18th, 2018 the City of Umeå and its waste and water company (VAKIN) visited Kajiado County, Kenya for collaboration with the county government on integrated environmental systems for waste and water. The visit was very successful in terms of how the partners analyzed and communicated on necessary investigations, policies and plans for developing sustainable waste and water management in Kajiado County which demands partnership between stakeholders representing different parts of the society. The visit also included meetings with community

Homa Bay County Government and Centre for Rural Medicine – Partners for Equitable Health

Through funding from Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD), Homa Bay County Government, Kenya and Centre for Rural Medicine (a research and development unit within the primary health care organisation of Västerbotten County Council) investigates on how the partners can promote equitable health in each county, however with special attention to the needs in Homa Bay County. The partners are working in the framework of an inception phase funded by ICLD finalizing applications for projects who jointly will increase

Teaching at Umeå University on Crisis and Crisis Managment

Again assigned by Department of Political Science, Umeå University to teach at the International Program on Crisis and Conflict Managment - this time on the first course of the program; Crisis and Crisis Management as an Empirical Phenomena. The course will be performed September 2018 with invited guests who are working in challenging environments, for example Professor Emerita Ellinor Ädelroth with extensive experience of work in Democractic Republic of Kongo (DRC) and representatives for Homa Bay County Government, Kenya who

Commission by the Government of Åland on Institutional Development

Peter Söderström, CEO of Gender Equality Vision and Ingvar Rönnbäck, CEO of ADEP Ltd was commissioned by the Government of Åland to support institutional development based on principles of non-discrimination, gender equality and sustainability, and in line with laws, policies and guidelines for different agencies and authorities. The work was performed at the beautiful Åland Maritime Museum August 5th, 2018. Several challenges and needs were discussed during this day with the representatives for invited agencies and authorities.