Partnership Development Between Local Authorities in Sweden and Kenya

I am happy to have attended a special training October 3rd-4th, organized by Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) in Visby, Gotland who gathered representatives from different local authorites in Sweden and other countries. I was there with representatives from The County of Västerbotten and partners from Kenya. Our aim is to produce a number of new applications that will create a foundation for work in the years to come. They will be delivered to ICLD mid-October. Since we

Crisis and Crisis Management as an Empirical Phenomenon

Once again I am teaching students at the bachelor level at the Department of Politicial Science, Umeå University. The students are studying at the Program for International Crisis- and Conflict Management. It is an honour to be a teacher, employed as a guest lecturer, for students doing their first course at the program and for many, their first course at an university. The students will be exposed to basic concepts and models as well as opportunities to discuss different types

Partnerships for Equitable Health and Sustainable Waste and Water Management

The collaboration between The Homa Bay County Government of Kenya, Center for Rural Medicine and Lycksele Municipality in Sweden continues. During June 13th-18th 2022, a team from Homa Bay County was invited to Sweden to work with their Swedish partners in a program for Equitable Health and Sustainable Waste and Water Management. The program consisted of several study visits and workshops, as well as formal meetings and activities that enhanced understanding of culture and history. The team invited from Homa

Samforma: Action Agenda 2030

Action Agenda 2030 is an educational and training project for civil society organisations based in The County of Norrbotten and The County of Västerbotten, Sweden, organized by the association Samforma. The purpose of the project is to strengthen and use the potential embedded in the civil society to contribute to the implementation of Agenda 2030 by increasing knowledge and enhance collaboration. Through its various roles as voice bearers, opinion leaders and service providers and with a diversity of associations, foundations,

9th Africities Summit in Kisumu, Kenya – May 17th-21st 2022

ADEP participated at the 9th edition of the Africities Summit in Kisumu May 17th-21st, 2022. The history as background for this participation is complex. First, it was a continuation of process that started with a participation at the 4th edition of the Africities Summit in Nairobi 2006 by Ira Sundberg, Co-founder of the international think tank Another Development Foundation (ADF) who then met Yvonne Anyango, Director of Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa (CASDA). It was start of long

Evaluation of a Project for Work and Local Development

ADEP has just finalized an evaluation of the project "Growth in Robertsfors Municipality", aimed at supporting people in their process to get access to the labour market through different means. The project was funded by the European Social Fund, and was carried out during 2019-2021. The evaluation concluded that the project was very well managed, reaching all the goals of the project, and developed in such a way that it contributed to organisational and institutional development in Robertsfors Municipality. The