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.

Rethinking Pacifism Conference in New Zeeland

November 22nd-24th 2017 an important international conference on pacifism, revolution, security and politics will be held at University of Otago, New Zeeland. I am honored to participate at this conference with my paper "Beyond Marginalization of Pacifism and Nonviolence" together with other scholars and activists from different continents. The conference is organized by The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and supported by Marsden Fund.

From Gender Based Violence to Freedom from Violence

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