The foundation is taking advice from a regional, national and an international network of peers and friends who have a commitment for sustainable global development, peace and human rights, and with experience of work locally, nationally and internationally in different institutional and cultural environments. Advisors are contacted by invitation only.

Samba Yonga

Samba Yonga is a communications and media specialist and founder of Zambian based Ku-Atenga Media, a company that specialises in developing bespoke communication platforms and tools with a focus for Africa. The company has consulted for international, regional and local corporate and development firms but her heart is set on using communications as a way to positively affect the collective narrative of Africa's development in a positive and productive way. She is also co-founder of the Zambian Women's History Museum

Alan Wade

Allan lives on Vancouver Island where he works in private practice as a family therapist and researcher, and he is primarily concerned with addressing the problem of violence in all its forms and in promoting socially just legal and human services work. Dr. Wade completed his Ph.D. in Psychology in 2000 at the University of Victoria. His dissertation “Resistance to Interpersonal Violence:  Implications for the Practice of Therapy” (2000) examines both resistance to violence and how that resistance is concealed

Malin Nilsson

Malin Nilsson is Secretary General of the Swedish section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, WILPF Sweden. In her work, she advocates for a gendered analysis of security politics and for women’s meaningful participation in the area of peace and security. By working together with women’s rights activists in conflict and post-conflict countries, WILPF has been able to create political will and capacity to address gendered aspects of disarmament and arms control. Malin is passionate about promoting

Kristina Sehlin MacNeil

Dr. Kristina Sehlin MacNeil is a researcher with a background in conflict management and communications. Her current research involves conflicts between extractive industries and indigenous peoples. Kristina has been involved in peace and human rights work since the early 1990´s. In 1997-1998 and 2002-2003 she worked as a project manager for the Åland Islands Peace Institute, leading youth exchanges between Northern Irland and Åland, as well as co-ordinationg the institute´s information and education efforts. Kristina also worked closely with The

Dag Jonzon

Dag Jonzon is an independent broadcast journalist and filmmaker, specialising in global environmental issues, culture and social affairs. In 1975 he founded the first weekly national environmental program for Swedish Radio, the national public service broadcast company. Since then Dag has continued to cover sustainable development issues, working internationally on environmental and natural history series for Swedish TV and TV4. One of his latest films, "The Warden of Sarek", produced for Swedish public broadcaster Swedish TV, reached close to one

Ellinor Ädelroth

Ellinor Ädelroth is Professor emerita in respiratory medicine at Umeå University and a retired respiratory physician.  Her main research interests during her active years were asthma, inflammation , effects of medications on the airways, and also the effects of air pollution on the respiratory system. She has since childhood held a keen interest in what was then called ”third world countries” and has visited several African countries. She was head of the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at

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Maria Nilsson

Maria Nilsson is a Professor in Public health with the orientation climate change and health. She is based at the department of Epidemiology and global health, Umeå University. Her research interest is focused on climate change health adaptation with a specific interest for vulnerable populations, on risk- and health communication and on knowledge translation. Including perspectives as equity, justice and human rights are central in her work. Maria leads externally funded projects in low- and middle-income countries, but also in

Isak Stoddard

Isak Stoddard is a PhD candidate in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development at the Department of Earth Science, Uppsala University. His research is currently focused on the strategies and imaginaries informing regional climate and energy transitions within Sweden.  Over the past decade he has worked in various capacities at the student-initiated Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS) at the University of Uppsala and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. At CEMUS, his worked mainly focused on developing transdisciplinary approaches to higher education on a myriad

Anne Ouma

Dr. Anne Ouma was born and raised in the eastern Lake Victoria Region of Africa. As a scholar, Anne is motivated to work and build on understandings between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples through story- telling, listening, research, writing and teaching. Anne is an economic and social cultural geographer with a specialization in ethnobotanical knowledge and critical research with indigenous societies and communities. She looks at geographies of indigenous ethnobotany, socio-spatial transformation, socio-cultural determinants of health and work with plant based

Keri Facer

Keri Facer is a Professor of Educational and Social Futures at the University of Bristol and previously a Zennström Professor in Climate Change and Leadership at Uppsala University . Her work focuses on the forms of knowledge and educational practices needed to create flourishing communities in conditions of disruptive technological and environmental change. She has a particular interest in informal learning in cities and communities and the role of the arts, myth and storytelling as powerful educational resources. From 2002-2008

Stellan Vinthagen

Dr. Stellan Vinthagen is professor of sociology, a scholar-activist, and the Inaugural Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance at the University of Massachusetts. He is also editor of the Journal of Resistance Studies, co-editor of the Rowman & Littlefield book series on Resistance Studies, co-leader of the Resistance Studies Group at University of Gothenburg, Sweden and co-founder of the International Resistance Studies Network, as well as a council member of War Resisters International, and academic advisor to the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

Ellacarin Blind

Ellacarin Blind,  living in Ubmeje (Umeå) have worked at  the National  Associationen of the Saami people  (SSR) in Sweden since year  2000. Before that she worked at the Departement of Saami studies at Umeå University where she was teaching in Saami culture. She have also worked as a radiojournalist at the  public Saami radio station  in Giron (Kiruna). Ellacarin have grown up in a reindeer-hearding family in Arjeplog Municipality in The County of Norrbotten, Sweden. Ellacarin´s main interest areas are