Our Work

Whole Earth? Exhibition at Umeå University

Another Development Foundation is happy to announce that we have been able to present the new version of the world famous exhibition Whole Earth? at Umeå University. This time it is the indoor version with images and independent texts on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The exhibition has been displayed for more than 15 million people on all continents since it was created. This version of the exhibition has been awarded UNESCO:s special price for initiatives working on Education

Garden Talk for Another Development on Non-formal Education

Another Development Foundation is exploring ways of working with partners committed to non-formal education as way of empowering people and supporting democratic change and respect for fundamental human rights. At this garden talk Another Development Foundation hosted principals and headmasters working in People´s High Schools (Folkhögskolor) in the County of Västerbotten as well as guests from Kenya and others who are working within civil society, academia and through culture for sustainable social change. Besides of discussing potential partnerships with partners

Kenya Bench-marking Study Tour on GBV in Sweden

Through the collaboration with CASDA - Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa, Another Development Foundation developed a program for CASDA, Ministry for Gender Affairs, Nairobi City Council and Women´s Hope September 22nd-27th, 2019. The program included study visits at several organisations working against GBV on several levels in the Swedish society and internationally. The program included study visits in Lycksele Municipality, The City of Umeå and Stockholm City. The purpose of the program was to support CASDA and partners

Conference for Transition – Dialogues on Post-growth Futures

September 21st-22nd 2019 seven organisations co-created a conference on post-growth futures with 180 participants from the whole of Sweden attending the conference in The City of Umeå. Those organisations were The Transition Network Sweden, Expression Umeå, Study Promotion Association, Swedish Church, Rural Sweden, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University and Another Development Foundation. The conference explored possible futures beyond growth measured by Gross National Product (GNP) which has become the dominant mode of measuring development. The conference

Creative Force Project with WANA Institute, Amman, Jordan

Another Development Foundation and WANA Institute, Amman, Jordan have been granted funds from Swedish Institute for a youth empowerment project on peace, gender equality and resilient human settlements (goal 16, 5 and 11 in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development). This is funded within the Creative Force Program - a funding program for international projects who works for democracy, human rights and freedom of expression through media or the arts. The project is in its beginning. More information will be

An Inquiry on Nonviolence and Strategies for Nonviolent Change

Another Development Foundation and ADEP - Another Development Perspective Ltd 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 Another Development Foundation which invited Lotta Sjöström Becker, the general secretary for The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation, Stellan Vinthagen, professor at University

International Launch of the Not Our Story – Change It! Campaign

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 Another Development Foundation, 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

ICLD Local Democracy Academy 2019

Ingvar Rönnbäck, Founder of Another Development Foundation, and Dr. Anne Ouma, Advisor to the foundation were invited to attend and contribute 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

Creativ Force Project Team at Tunis Forum on Gender Equality April 24th-26th 2019

The team working against gender-based violence and for freedom from violence through creative media funded by the Swedish Institute is happy to be invited by The Government of Tunisia, UNDP and UN Women to Tunis Forum on Gender Equality April 24th-26th 2019. The Creative Force Project team will be represented by Ingvar Rönnbäck, Founder of Another Development Foundation and ADEP - Another Development Perspective, Yvonne Anyango, Director of CASDA - Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa, Samba Yonga, Founder

Another Development Foundation Talk on Nonviolence by Stellan Vinthagen and Lotta Sjöström Becker

February 10th, 2018 Another Development Foundation was happy to invite the citizens of The City of Umeå to Another Development Foundation Talk on nonviolence and civil resistance. Key-note speakers were Stellan Vinthagen, Professor in Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Endowed Chair in the study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance and advisor to Another Development Foundation, and Lotta Sjöström Becker, General Secretary, Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation. The talk concentrated on necessity of nonviolent action and resistance in the contemporary modern

Debate Article on Men´s Responsibility for Sexualized Violence

Peter Söderström and Ingvar Rönnbäck, founders of Another Development Foundation have together with experts and activists from a number of organisations formulated a debate article, on men´s responsibility for sexualized violence, which were published in one of the biggest swedish newpapers - Svenska Dagbladet - January 22nd 2019. Several arguments, based on research and ethics were put forward in the article. Men are the ones who have created the sexist structures in our society, and men commits almost all acts of

Article on Climate Change and the Rights for Children

Ira Sundberg, co-founder and member of the board of Another Development Foundation was active in the debate in relation to the Swedish election 2018. Together with Marta Cullberg Weston, author and psychoterapist, she wrote an important article on climate change and children´s rights September 8th in Uppsala Nya Tidning (UNT). The article was a call for political action on climate change and voting for the rights for children to have a sustainable future. Ira Sundberg and Marta Cullberg Weston have