Jordan and WANA Institute

Through an urgent need to get closer to contemporary realities in The Middle East - a region and a concept which is politically defined rather than just geographically - I decided to visit Jordan due to its location and for the possibility to meet senior research fellow and team-leader Adel Elsayed Sparr at WANA Institute who works with human security - one of the pillars at the institute. Thank you Jordan for your beauty and Adel for interesting dialogue around several areas.

Homa Bay County and The Center for Rural Medicine

In two programmes with workshops and study visits in Homa Bay County, Kenya and The County of Västerbotten representatives from Homa Bay County Government and The Center for Rural Medicine in Storuman Municipality have worked to identify areas of cooperation in an application to Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD). The partners, who have an interest of using and developing telemedicine to enhance health, will work with and include different stakeholders, for example Nordic Health Innovations Ltd and Microsoft.

Work for Sustainable Cities

Through work with county governments in Kenya and other local authorities in other countries me and partners have been invited to meetings with Council of Governors from Kenya as well as people working in different roles for sustainable cities. The framework is The SymbioCity Approach - a Swedish Government initiative run by Business Sweden and SKL International. It is now well stated that work for sustainable cities is urgent and necessary for reaching global sustainability.

Hard Rain Project

Besides of Whole Earth? Day - held at Umeå University September 18th, 2015, I have also managed other events in the framework of Hard Rain Project which is founded by the photographer Mark Edwards. These events also took place at Umeå University (2010 and 2012) in collaboration with regional organizations as well as Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). These events have been made possible through the collaboration with Dag Jonzon - an environmental journalist from Sweden.

Training for UN-missions

In a special training at Sida Partnership Forum for junior programme officers (JPO), special assistants to resident coordinator (SARC) and bilateral associate experts (BBE), me and other resouces contributed with knowledge and facilitation for the purpose of capacity building and preparation for work in different UN-organizations; UNDP, UNCT/UNDP, UNHCR, UN-habitat, FAO, WFP, OCHA, UNAIDS and ILO.

Elgeyo Marakwet County and Region Västerbotten

Elgeyo Marakwet County Government, Kenya and Region Västerbotten, Sweden have now finalized an inceptionphase and delivered application to Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) for a three-year project.The aim of the project is to build capacity in both organizations for sustainable tourism. My role during the inceptionphase has been the one of project manager, advisor and facilitator.