Once again representatives for Homa Bay County Government, and in this case representatives for the Department of Environment, visited Sweden. This time for participation in a program in Stockholm, Uppsala and Linköping meeting representatives for Waste Sweden, Swedish Water, Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences, Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Tekniska Verken and experts on technology for water purification, as well as important peer learning workshops and meeting between member of the Steering Group.

The program also provided opportunities for conversations with HE. Angeline Musili, Ambassador of Kenya in Sweden in a specific meeting with the member of the Steering Group and at her residence in Stockholm. These conversations were most appreciated by both parties; Lycksele Municipality and Homa Bay County Government.

The delegation from Homa Bay County was headed by HE. Joash Aloo, County Executive Committee Member and Minister for Environment. The team also included the County Secretary of Homa Bay County Government, Members of the County Assembly, directors and other staff at the Department of Environment and Homa Bay County Government.

The program was organized by Lavab AB, the waste and water company in Lycksele Municipality and carried out June 9th-14th 2024.

The project is funded by Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD). In this phase of the partnership I am employed by Lavab AB as the project manager working closely with Maria Örn, project coordinator and communication officer at Lavab AB. Previously I have been a consultant, but due to staff turnover in Lycksele Municipality, I now assist the team at Lavab AB and Lycksele Municipality as the project manager until this project is finalized 2025.