Robertsfors Municipality and The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Robertsfors Municipality, Sweden is about to develop a new comprehensive plan for sustainable development based on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development besides of Swedish laws for Local Authorities. March 4th 2019 I facilitated a workshop on the new plan and the agenda with members of the municipality council as participants. These members have been elected September 2019 and will be a key factor for the success working for sustainable development in Robertsfors, and together with partners for a fair

Lecture on Another Development and Development Discourse at Uppsala University

February 5th 2019 I was invited to lecture on another development and development discourse at the course "Global Perspectives on Social Change and Digital Media", Department for Informatics and Media, Uppsala University. The students attending came from various parts of the world, studying jointly at a Mastersprogram for international students. The outline for the lecture was: 1) the roots, origin and meaning of another development, 2) another development and development discourse, and 3) trends "pushing" for development alternatives.

Commission by the Government of Åland on Gender Based Violence

Assigned by the Government of Åland, me and Peter Söderström, Gender Equality Vision and Co-founder of Another Development Foundation were invited to facilitate two trainings January 28th and 29th on gender-based violence  with a focus on sexualized violence and men´s responsibility to counter this violence. Participants were staff and people in mostly public organisations who is working with children and youth. We were also invited to lecture on the same topic for the citizens of Åland. During this stay we

Lecture for Teachers in The City of Umeå

Assigned by The Global School - an operation within Higher Education Council, Sweden funded by Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) I lectured December 5th 2018 on Peace Education and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for teachers and trainers working in The City of Umeå. The lecture adressed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Goal No.4 on quality education for all and Goal No.16 on peaceful and inclusive societies as well as on Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development

Action for Gender Equality in Machakos County, Kenya

Once again Robertsfors Municipality is in Machakos County working together with the county government on gender equality within the framework of Municipal Partnership Program (MPP) funded by Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD). Once again Robertsfors Municipality is impressed by the partners progressive work - this time for gender equality and gender-based violence in particular. The focus is on governance and capacity building with representatives for the whole society involved through established committees. Robertsfors Municipality will also push their

Creative Force Project Africa in Sweden November 2018

Our work with African partners on gender based violence and freedom from violence is moving forward. The representatives for African organizations – Yvonne Anyango, CASDA, Kenya, Nancy Mundu, Jireh Women and Youth Self-help Association, Uganda, Clint Ouma, The Binti Project, Tanzania, Berhanu Demissie, DEC, Ethiopia, Nafisa Yusuf, NAGAAD Network, Somaliland, Peace Hillary, Family Magazine, Rwanda and Samba Yonga, Ku-atenga Media, Zambia – participated at a program in Sweden including meetings at Swedish Institute, Swedish International Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the