ICLD Local Democracy Lab for Kenya – Connecting Research and Practice

I was happy to be invited by Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) to attend their democracy lab March 4th, 2021. It was an opportunity for representatives from Machakos County, Kajiado County and Makueni County, Kenya to have a dialogue with researchers from different countries who are connected to ICLD on various challenges and how to manage them. The dialogue focused on concrete questions, mostly on matters related to gender equality, raised by the representatives from the counties in

Media, Communication and Sustainable Development

Teaching is one of my fundamental tasks alongside with other ways of working for "another development". This time (January-May, 2020) I will teach at the course "Media, Communication and Sustainable Development" - a course organized by the Department of Culture and Media Studies at Umeå University. I will do that together with a number of teachers and experts on media, communication and journalism. I am looking forward to this experience since being a teacher and working together with collegues always

Violence and Nonviolence – Peace and Conflict Studies

As a guest lecturer/teacher in Peace- and Conflict Studies, assigned by the Department of Political Science, Umeå University, I am about start teaching at the course Violence and Nonviolence.  The course discuss different forms of violence and nonviolence, arguments on violence and nonviolence as political strategies, and research on effectivness and consequences. The course also discuss relations between pacifism as ideology and nonviolence as a practial activity, how violence and nonviolence relates to gender, as well as relations between violence,

Online Lectures on Sustainable Development – A Global Outlook

Due to the Corona crisis, conversations on sustainable development within educational arenas have been moved from physical classrooms and conferences to the virtual space. In this assignment I have provided lectures to The Global School, a unit within Swedish Council for Higher Education, who deliver in-service training to different targets groups working with education. The lectures were recorded at the studio Second Home in The City of Umeå, May 2020. The lectures are now used by The Global School in

Crisis and Crisis Management as an Empirical Phenomena

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

Conversations in Kenya – February and March 2020

Since me and my company is involved in many partnerships with partners in Kenya and neighbouring countries in East Africa and Southern Africa, there was a need to have meetings with partners and potential partners together with CASDA - Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa, who is a key-partner to ADEP as well as to Another Development Foundation. Togehter with CASDA, we had a number of meetings in Nairobi with development organisations and governmental agencies. We also participated at