Through funding from Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD), Homa Bay County Government, Kenya and Centre for Rural Medicine (a research and development unit within the primary health care organisation of Västerbotten County Council) investigates on how the partners can promote equitable health in each county, however with special attention to the needs in Homa Bay County. The partners are working in the framework of an inception phase funded by ICLD finalizing applications for projects who jointly will increase capacity at the institutional level of the government for Homa Bay County. I am an advisor in this project facilitating the dialogue and bringing in knowledge about international development cooperation.