Our Work

Establishing Relations in Nepal

Peter Söderström, co-founder of Another Development Foundation travelled to Nepal March 2018 in order to meet organizations and unconditionally exchange knowledge and experience relating to his areas of expertise. Through contact with Balkrishna Silwal Sharma, monitoring and evaluation specialist/consultant at ADB/Establishing Women and Children Service Centers in Katmandu, Peter Söderström were invited to the organization Nepal Participatory Action Network (NEPAN). NEPAN is an association of individuals and institutions whose goal is to promote and build capacity for meaningful participation of citizens,

Creative Force Project Against Gender Based Violence Approved

Today, March 28th 2018, ADEP - Another Development Perspective Ltd (founded by the CEO Ingvar Rönnbäck) and CASDA - Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa (founded by among others the executive director Yvonne Anyango) received decision from Swedish Institute on approval for the project ”From Gender Based Violence to Freedom From Violence through Creative Media Work” – a 2-year project involving partners in eight countries; Sweden, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda and Zambia. ADEP and CASDA is the

Establishing Relations with Visthar Academy in Bangalore, India

Ingvar Rönnbäck and Peter Söderström, co-founders of Another Development Foundation, together with Dr. Valli-Pillay Batchelor and her husband Professor Andrew Batchelor are grateful meeting the founders of and workers at Visthar Academy, a secular civil dociety organization committed to social justice, peace and sustainability. Through the meetings with David Selvaray, founder of, and Mercy Kappen, director for, Visthar Academy a fruitful and respectful dialogue on potential areas of collaboration were discussed. Visthar Academy is, from information at their website, a

Establishing Relations in Sri Lanka

In a fact finding mission, and a travel to establish relations, in Sri Lanka for the purpose of investigating opportunities to work with people and organizations on post-war healing and empowerment of women through cultural work, Peter Söderström and Ingvar Rönnbäck, co-founders of Another Development Foundation, met parties with an interest of collaboration in these areas. The travel was done together with Peder Karlsson, honorary professor in music at Aarhus University, Denmark, who also is known worldwide as a singer

National Conference on Learning, Eduation and Agenda 2030

Among many invited experts and organizations, Another Development Foundation participated at the national conference on education for sustainable development (ESD) hosted by Swedish International Centre on Education for Sustainable Development (SWEDESD) and Swedish Council for Higher Education at Uppsala University February 8th.  Together with approximately 120 participants from different organizations, Another Development Foundation, through its members of the board, contributed to the dialogue on how different actors in the field of ESD can work with education and learning in relation

Garden Talk for Another Development with Kajiado County Government, Kenya

The chair of Another Development Foundation - Ingvar Rönnbäck - was happy hosting representatives for Kajiado County Government, Kenya at the home of his family for a pleasurable dinner and a talk on Another Development as well as on the foundation and the work performed through his company ADEP - Another Development Perspective Ltd. The representatives for Kajido County Government were: Mr Martin Martine Moshiso, Deputy Governor Mr Francis Ole Sakuda Nkitoria, County Secretary Mr  James Ndirangu Waichanguru, Member of

Rethinking Development – A Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden 2018

Another Development Foundation will participate at Rethinking Development at Gothenburg University August 22nd-23rd, 2018 together with Hard Rain Project. The conference is arranged by School of Global Studies (SGS), Centre on Global Migration (CGM) in co-operation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Swedish Research Council (VR), and the Gothenburg Centre of Globalization and Development (GCGD). Another Development Foundation and Hard Rain Project will be responsible for the following session in the program: Searching for Another Development through Nonviolence

Another Development Foundation in Latvia – A Conference on Prevention of Violence Against Women

Peter Söderström, one of the founders of Another Development Foundation and founder of Gender Equality Vision, was commissioned November 30th 2017 by The Embassy of Sweden and Resource Centre Marta to be a Keynote speaker at the international conference "Effective Solutions for Preventing Domestic Violence and Violence against Women" in Riga, Latvia. Peter Söderström talked about the development of the gender transformative violence prevention field internationally, and how it is connected to the Swedish context and experiences of working with different kinds

Garden talk for Another Development in Sweden and African Countries

September 29th 2017 Another Development Foundation invited managers and scholars from African countries and Sweden for a talk on the meaning of another development, challenges and opportunities in our countries in relation to the overall goal of sustainable development with focus on local development. The dialogue also concentrated on factors needed for change, on how partners from different sectors with different roles can be brought to the same table for the improvement of collaboration, but also on how to mobilize

Garden Talk for Another Development and Equitable Health with Gunungkidul Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Another Development Foundation hosted representatives from Gunungkidul Regency in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Center for Rural Medicine in Västerbotten working for equitable health in the framework of a partnership funded by Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD). The talk was held in The City of Umeå September 20th, 2017 with a focus on the relation between another development as a need and vision, and on how work for equitable health can promote sustainable development. Special attention was on challenges, practices

Rethinking Pacifism Conference in New Zeeland

November 22nd-24th 2017 an important international conference on pacifism, revolution, security and politics will be held at University of Otago, New Zeeland. Our chair Ingvar Rönnbäck will participate at this conference with the paper ”Beyond Marginalization of Pacifism and Nonviolence” together with other scholars and activists who are equally committed to nonviolence. The conference is organized by The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and supported by Marsden Fund.

Achievements: International Events for Peace, Human Rights and Sustainability

Another Development Foundation is building on past achievements by the founders, for example managing international events for peace, human rights and sustainable development with participants from the whole world. The photo of the Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú from Guatemala is taken at The Swedish Forum for Human Rights in The City of Umeå 2014 - an event initiated and managed by our chair Ingvar Rönnbäck in collaboration with national and regional organizations. Fore more information on achievements from the