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Africities 2022 – 9th Summit in Kisumu, Kenya

Another Development Foundation participated at the 9th edition of the Africities Summit in Kisumu May 17th-21st, 2022. The history as background for this participation is complex. First, it was a continuation of process that started with a participation at the 4th edition of the Africities Summit in Nairobi 2006 by Ira Sundberg, Co-founder of Another Development Foundation who then met Yvonne Anyango, Director of Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa (CASDA). It was start of long collaboration that involved

A Conversation on Peace Through Nonviolence in relation to the War in Ukraine and in relation to Militarisation

The war in Ukraine has caused reactions throughout the world, and in Sweden as well. Voices for increased military spending and membership in the NATO-alliance have become more vocal. In this conversation, another approach on what to do in relation to the war in Ukraine, and in relation to militarisation in general, was discussed. A central theme for the conversation were on nonviolent resistance during occupation and against dictatorship, even if the conversation provided opportunities for dialogue on peacebuilding as

Sex is Not Work – Fight Demand and End Sexual Exploitation in the Climate Crisis Era

Meg Donevan, Member of the Board of Another Development Foundation, was invited to speak at the Swedish Women's Lobby's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Side event, "Sex work is not work - fight demand and end sexual exploitation in the climate crisis era." Meg presented the latest research on the link between sexual exploitation and climate change, drawing on Dr. Melissa Farley and other's work. She described how those most at risk for prostitution are the same individuals

Dialogue on the Fight for Freedom in Belarus

During the event Littfest 2022 (the biggest event in Sweden for litterature) in The City of Umeå March 17th, a special session on the fight for freedom, democracy and human rights was organized by The East Group (Östgruppen). The dialogue was facilitated by Martin Uggla, chair of the board of The East Group. Other participants were Nadja Kandrusevitj-Sjydlouskaja, publisher and translator for books for children, Lesia Rudnik, chair of the board for an association for belarusians in Sweden and Ingvar

Manifestation for Peace – In solidarity with Ukraine, and with all others who are, or have been affected by war

March 19th 12.00-14.00, a manifestation for peace is organized in the city center in Umeå, Sweden. Another Development Foundation has worked together with 12 other organisations for this manifestation to happen. These organisations are; Rädda Barnen, Vän i Umeå, Folkuniversitetet, NBV, ABF, IM, Svenska Kyrkan, Pingstkyrkan, Studiefrämjandet, Azadi and Akut hjälp till Ukraina. Several speeches will be held by: Lars Lustig, The County Administrative Board in Västerbotten, Elisabeth Dahlin, The Ombudsman for Children in Sweden, Anna Jörgensdotter, Author, Ola Nordebo,

Another Development Foundation Talk – The War in Ukraine- The Role of Social Movements for Peace and Human Rights

The invasion by Russia on Ukraine has caused a massive response, and outrage, throughout the world. Another Development Foundation invite citizens, organisations and movements to a talk on the war, and on the role for civil society movements working for peace, human rights and nonviolence. The talk is organized as a panel discussion including representatives for 4 of the most well-known peace-, human rights- and nonviolence organisations in Sweden who also are affilitated to international networks; The East Group (Östgruppen),

What is Another Development Foundation?

Another Development Foundation is an independent, non-profit think tank and do tank for people, places and planet earth promoting peace by peaceful means, freedom from violence, human rights, gender equality, sustainable development inluding climate justice. The foundation is based in The City of Umeå, Sweden.

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