New Projects with Partners in Kenya

December 15th 2017 Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) delivered information on approval of two applications for collaboration between first Centre for Rural Medicine in The County of Västerbotten and Homa Bay County Government, and second Robertsfors Municipality and Machakos County Government. The first collaboration will be directed towards rural medicine and equitable health. The second collaboration will be directed towards gender equality with a special focus on gender based violence. Both partnerships will focus on capacity development at

Survey of Civil Society in The County of Norrbotten Available

Together with Malin Lindberg, Associate Professor of Gender and Technology at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, we have conducted a comprehensive survey of civil society in The County of Norrbotten. The survey was commissioned by The Association of Social Economy in North and West Bothnia (SEÖN) with financial support from Region Norrbotten. The report is now available for reading and will be used by stakeholders in civil society and the public sector, as well as other sectors, for learning on

Busia Youth Center and Innovation Hub for Sustainable Livelihood

With support to build institutional capacity from Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) Robertsfors Municipality and Busia Muncipality have launched a youth center and a innovation hub for sustainable livelihood. October 10th-12th the partners trained approximately 40 youth in sustainable entrepreneurship based on Business Model Canvas, criteria for sustainability and human rights. The training was facilitated by Jonas Forsberg, founder of Red Q, advisor on sustainable business, and CEO of other companies. Advisor in this phase of the partnership

Hard Rain Project Awarded The 2017 UNESCO-Japan Price on Education for Sustainable Development

ADEP has collaborated closely with The Hard Rain Project in three international events at Umeå University, Sweden (2010, 2012 and 2015) as well as assisting bringing this world famous exhibition to venues in Kenya, Uganda and Indonesia. September 21st 2017 I got a message on an award for The Hard Rain Project. The motivation from UNESCO in Japan were: "The Hard Rain Project was selected for its iternational programme “Hard Rain” and its follow-up “Whole Earth?”, which bring art, science and

Dialogue on Another Development with a Delegation from Indonesia

On September 20th 2017 a delegation from Gunungkidul Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia visited my home for a talk on another development and sustainable development. The visitors are working with The Centre for Rural Medicine in Västerbotten, and in this framework I had the opportunity to host them for a talk on "the big picture"; challenges of sustainability and on why and how the perspective of another development is relevant in todays world. I also described what my company does, and what

Machakos County, Kenya and Robertsfors Municipality working for Gender Equality

With support from Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) Machakos County Government in Kenya and Robertsfors Municipality has agreed on working for gender equality and against gender based violence through an approach that customizes policy frameworks on gender equality for each partner, and through various capacity building interventions with and for stakeholders. The workshops where held in Machakos County September 4th-9th 2017 with support from the newly elected deputy governor for Machakos County. I participated as senior advisor.