December 12th was a happy day! Then, me and my partners in Västerbotten and in Kenya recieved the decision by Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) that they had approved our applications. We are really happy for this! Con gratulation to Center for Rural Medicine, Region Västerbotten, Lycksele Municipality, Robertsfors Municipality, Umeå Municipality, Homa Bay County, Kajiado County, Machakos County, Kisumu County as well as Migori County, Siaya County and Busia County.

The history behind all these partnerships is long and complex – a story that is difficult to summarize. In this post I just would like to send a special thank you to my friend Ira Sundberg and to Yvonne Anyango, Director of CASDA – Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa. We started this together, and you will be my friends forever