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 was exposed to basic concepts and models as well as opportunities to discuss crisis and crisis

County Government of Homa Bay, Kenya in Västerbotten

The partnership between the County Government of Homa Bay, Kenya and Center for Rural Medicine, Region Västerbotten continues. During a program September 15th-20th 2019 the representatives from the County Government of Homa Bay was introduced to the swedish health care system through a tour from Hemavan to Tärnby, Storuman, Lycksele and Umeå with many study-visits and workshops for the partners to assess challenges and discuss improvements. The partners also discussed new oportunities with representatives for Lycksele Municipality as well as

An Inquiry on Nonviolence and Strategies for Nonviolent Social Change

ADEP Ltd and Another Development Foundation are working in collaboration with The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation with an inquiry on nonviolence, how knowledge on nonviolence can be communicated and used by civil society for the purpose of social change. The partners have started this exploration through dialogue in earlier collaborations - partly organized by the think tank and do tank Another Development Foundation which invited Lotta Sjöström Becker, the general secretary for The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation, Stellan Vinthagen, professor

Machakos County, Kenya and Robertsfors, Sweden for Gender Equality

The collaboration between Machakos County Government, Kenya and Robertsfors Municipality for gender equality continues. The partners have met each other once again in Sweden June 16th-22nd 2019 for a follow-up on the progress in each country. The program also contained several study visits at governmental agencies, civil society organisations as well as functions and businesses within Robertsfors Municipality. The partners have delivered reports on the ongoing work focusing on institutional development of each organisation for the purpose of gender mainstreaming.

Launch of the Campaign Not Our Story – Change It!

The international campaign "Not Our Story - Change It!" has now been launched. The day decided for the launch was The Day of the African Child, June 16th 2019 which emphasized the need of putting the rights of children first. As mentioned earlier in the flow of news from ADEP Ltd, this campaign is developed in the framework of an eigh-country partnership with a commitment for working against gender-based violence through creative media, and with special attention of working for

ICLD Local Democracy Academy 2019

Due to my experience of working in many projects funded by Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD), I was invited to ICLD Local Democracy Academy in Umeå, June 10th-14th 2019. The title for the academy was "Global Challenges and Local Governments: Towards Transformative Policy and Practice". The academy was divided into the following sessions: training sessions, writing workshops, local policy labs and thematic streams on various issues. The academy brought together an international group of leading scholars, researchers, local