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 past by him, see the following list:
Whole Earth? Day in Umeå, Sweden, September (2015). Project manager for an international event organized by Umeå University, Association of International Affairs at Umeå University and Hard Rain Project in collaboration with The City of Umeå, Region Västerbotten, Västerbottens week for sustainability (SEE), The County Administrative Board of Västerbotten and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The event was held at Aula Nordica, Umeå University, September 18th gathering 300 people. This event also contained pre-events on different themes gathering approximately 1000 people. For more information on Whole Earth? Project, see:
The Swedish Forum for Human Rights, Umeå, Sweden (2014). Initiator and project manager for the event ”Raising Voices for Rights” – one of the biggest events for human rights in Europe with 120 seminars, 60 mini-seminars, fairs for organizations and more than 3000 participants. The forum was a collaboration between approximately 80-100 organizations from civil society, public authorities and academia. The event was held in Umeå Folkets Hus, November 16-18th. For more information on The Swedish Forum for Human Rights and the event in Umeå, see:
Hard Rain/Whole Earth?, Umeå, Sweden (2012). Project manager for an international event on global sustainability organized by Umeå University, The City of Umeå, Region Västerbotten, Västerbottens week for sustainability (SEE), The County Administrative Board of Västerbotten and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The event was held at Aula Nordica, Umeå University, September 18th, 2012 gathering 600 people.
Green Solutions Week in Machakos, Kenya (2011). Project manager together with Nicholas Nzioka from The Municipality of Machakos for an international Conference on sustainable local and regional development. All local authorities in Kenya were invited together with guests and experts from other parts of the world. Organizers were The Machakos City Council, The Municipality of Robertsfors, Association for Local Governments in Kenya (ALGAK) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The conference was held at Garden Hotel in Machakos City, April 17-20th gathering 500 people.
Commitment on Climate Justice at Sida (2009). Project manager together with Dag Jonzon from Sida for an international conference on climate justice for civil society organizations as well as other organizations. The conference was held at Sida Partnership Forum, May 25-28th gathering more than 200 people.
Religion and Development at Sida (2009). Analyst and writer at an international seminar organized by Swedish Curch, Swedish Mission Council, Diakonia and Swedish Pentacostal Churces. The assignment was done in collaboration with Fryklunds Communication. The seminar was held at Sida Partnership Forum April 26-28th gathering 60 people.
Civil Society on Climate Change and Justice at Sida (2008). Analysis and journalism together with Citizen Media and Global Reporting during an international conference on climate and development for civil society organizations as well as invited experts. The Conference was held at Sida Civil Society Center in Härnösand, August 25-27th gathering 130 people.
The Role of Civil Society on Peacebuilding and Conflict Managment at Sida (2003). Project manager for an international conference for civil society organizations in the context of my work as a program officer for humanitarian assistance and conflict management. The conference was held at Sida Civil Society Center in Härnösand, May 2015 gathering 125 people.
The First International Eco-municipality Conference in Helsingborg (2008). Planner for and facilitator at an international conference for municipalities and cities. Organziers were The Swedish Association for Eco-municipalities, The Natural Step and Sustainable Sweden Association. The conference was held in The City of Helsingborg, June 2008 gathering 100 participants.
Sustainable Municipalities in the North in Umeå (2008). Facilitator in workshops at conference for municipalities in the northern part of Sweden. Organizers were the companies Esam AB, Sustainum and the foundation The Natural Step. The conference was held in Umeå 2008 gathering 50 people.
Co-operation between Kenya and Sweden for Sustainable Development in Kenya (2007). Facilitator at a conference for Swedish and Kenyan municipalities with invitation to the minister for local authorities, member of the national assembly in Kenya, UN-bodies, NGOs and people from informal settlements in Nairobi who also participated at the conference. The conference was held at Masai Lodge outside Nairobi autumn 2007 gathering 70 people.
Green Solutions at Sida (2009). Planner for and analyst in a national multi-actor seminar on sustainable solutions. The seminar was held att Sida Partnership Forum autumn 2009 gathering 25 participants.
Public seminars organized by civil society and universities (1985-2002). Planner and coordinator of public seminars on various themes as a member of and employed by Swedish Peace and Arbitration Socieyt and Umeå University with international organizations and experts invited.