Another Development Foundation is an independent, non-profit think tank and do tank for people, places and planet earth promoting peace by peaceful means, respect for fundamental human rights, gender equality, freedom from violence and sustainable development where climate justice is included.
One quarter of the world’s population today is between 10 and 24 years old; one third of the sub-goals in Agenda 2030 directly or indirectly concern the autonomy, participation and well-being of children and young people. In line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, with the goal of ensuring that all the rights of children set out in the international agreement be fulfilled, Another Development Foundation places a strong emphasis young people and on coming generations. We prioritize creating opportunities for children and young people’s perspectives, commitment and creative ideas to be integrated in our work.
Another Development Foundation has a special interest of promoting sustainable local/regional development, even though the foundation is a platform for change agents worldwide, and should be a catalyst for change towards a sustainable world.
We understand planet earth as a single system – the earth system – and our epoch as Anthropocene, an epoch in which inequality is the main driver of climate change, loss of biodiversity and social problems. Fundamental changes are required to survive in the age of humans. We, as human beings, need another development.
The foundation is working with partners in the northern part of Sweden, partners in Sweden when that is feasible, as well as with partners in other countries and regions.
The foundation is based in The City of Umeå, Sweden. An office in Stockholm is also planned.