Another Development Foundation Advisory Group Meeting

The board of the foundation was happy hosting the team of advisors at the first Another Development Foundation Advisory Group Meeting in REX Rådhuset, in The City of Umeå February 12th 2018. The contributions from the advisors on strategies for organizational development are of huge importance for the foundation. That was the main area of discussion, besides of dialogue on the role of advisors as well as listening to, and learning to know, each other.  The board of the foundation

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

Team of Advisors

Another Development Foundation is happy to present our team of advisors (which will expand later on)! They all have, individually and collectivly, tremendous experience of working for sustainable local and global development. They have worked in different sectors, institutional and cultural environments with a wide range of people, organizations, issues and matters. Nicholas B. Torretta, originally from Brazil, is one of our advisors working at Umeå  Institute of Design, Umeå University. Another Development Foundation will gather this team in The City

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.

The Logo for Another Development Foundation

With assistance from our partner Kim Nilsson, founder of Below Zero, we have now decided on our logo for our foundation. It is a small step making others know who we are, but nevertheless an important one. We are working for people, places and the planet promoting peace, freedom from violence, human rights, gender equality and sustainable development. Our logo describes our commitment to our fantastic planet with all its life! It also announces the need for another development, i.e.

Collaboration on Gender Based Violence with Partners in Africa

Another Development Foundation is happy to announce that we have started a collaboration on gender based violence and for freedom from violence with gender- and mediaorganizations in five african countries; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia! The collaboration will be managed by ADEP - Another Development Perspective Ltd and Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa (CASDA) with the foundation as the key partner. The project is funded by Swedish Institute, and was launched October 1st-5th when all participants met

Welcome to Another Development Foundation!

Another Development Foundation is a new independent and non-profit think tank with base in The City of Umeå for people, places and the planet promoting peace by peaceful means, freedom from violence, human rights, gender equality, sustainable development and climate justice. Ingvar Rönnbäck, chair of the board (in the right) and the other founders - Ira Sundberg and Peter Söderström - greet visitors of this webpage a warm welcome!