ADEP has now started a collaboration with gender- and mediaorganizations in five african countries; Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia. The application to Swedish Institute was approved June 2017. A special thanks to Yvonne Anyango, Director for CASDA in Kenya for making this possible. ADEP will work closely with the Peter Söderström and Ira Sundberg, members of the board for the think and do tank Another Development Foundation as well as Kerstin Engström who workes at several Swedish universities and with extensive experience in international development cooperation, gender and media studies. Those invited to Sweden for the first phase in this partnership, except Yvonne Anyango, from the african countries were Samba Yonga from Ku-atenga Media in Zambia, Nancy Mundu from Jireh Women and Youth Self-help Association in Busia, Uganda, Peace Hillary Tumeswigire from Family Magazine in Kigali, Rwanda and Clint Ouma from The Binti Project in Moshi, Tanzania. Clint Ouma is also a kenyan citizen.
During the week in Umeå and Stockholm in Sweden October 1st-5th 2017 the partners in this project also met representatives for several organisations – The City of Umeå, The County Administrative Board of Västerbotten, Region Västerbotten, The County Council of Västerbotten, Västerbottens Justice Centre, The Womens History Museum in Umeå, The Breakfast Club for Men working for Gender Equality and on masculinity, Unizon and Talita – for the purpose of learning and establishing relations for the future.
The partners have also discussed on how this partnership should evolve and what kind of orientation and outline this partnership will have. More information on this project will come.