Events/Conferences

Another Development Foundation is an organizer of events of conferences as well as co-organizer and participant. Events and conferences gathers many people and organsations from various parts of the world.

Nonviolence 2022 – October 14th-16th – Save the Date

Once again Another Development Foundation will organize the annual event Nonviolence - this time October 14th-16th 2022. The theme for this event is "Nonviolent Mobilisation During Times of Crisis" which will be discussed in a research panel at Umeå University October 14th and in panels and workshops at the venue Klossen located at Ålidhem in Umeå October 15th-16th. Organizers, besides of ADF, are Fellowship of Reconcilliation, Women´s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the study association Bilda. Partners

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

Nonviolence 2021 – An Annual Forum for Activist, Movements, Organisations and Scholars

Another Development Foundation is happy to invite activists, social movements and scholars to Nonviolence 2021, November 27nd-28th, 2021 - an annual event on nonviolence in Sweden. Besides of Another Development Foundation, the event is organized by The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation, the study association Bilda and the swedish section of Women´s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Partners in this collaboration are Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Center for Sami Research (Várdduo), Umeå University, Umeå Sami Association and

Nonviolence 2020 – A Meeting Point for Activists, Movements and Scholars

Another Development Foundation was happy to invite activists, social movements and scholars to Nonviolence 2020, November 21st-22nd, 2020. Besides of Another Development Foundation, the event were organized by The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation and the study association Bilda. Partners in this collaboration were Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Center for Sami Research (Várdduo), Umeå University, Umeå Sami Association and Västerbotten Center for Human Rights. Nonviolence 2020 was the first event in Sweden for nonviolence. Organizers and partners are planning

Conference on Pornography as a Gender Equality Challenge

Another Development Foundation is a proud co-organizer of the whole day event "Pornography - the greatest gender equality challenge of our time?" Together with Talita / Reality Check, Unizon, Sweden's Women's Lobby, the Västerbotten County Administrative Board and The City of Umeå. The event will be held on Thursday, January 30th, 2020. Over the past ten years, pornography has become increasingly serious. Almost all mainstream porn contains abuse, humiliation and sexual violence against women. A new survey from Talita shows

Dignity 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark – Postponed

Another Development Foundation would have been a proud co-host of DIGNITY 2020 in Copenhagen together with The Centre for Response-Based Practice and Danish Women’s Society’s Shelters. Due to the Corona crisis, we have not been able to invite experts and participants to Copenhagen, May 2020 or January 2021 as we planned. We will come back with more information about this event on a later date. DIGNITY is an international conference that honours dignity and resistance to violence and other forms

Conference for Transition – Dialogues on Post-growth Futures

September 21st-22nd 2019 seven organisations co-created a conference on post-growth futures with 180 participants from the whole of Sweden attending the conference in The City of Umeå. Those organisations were The Transition Network Sweden, Expression Umeå, Study Promotion Association, Swedish Church, Rural Sweden, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University and Another Development Foundation. The conference explored possible futures beyond growth measured by Gross National Product (GNP) which has become the dominant mode of measuring development. The conference

ICLD Local Democracy Academy 2019

Ingvar Rönnbäck, Founder of Another Development Foundation, and Dr. Anne Ouma, Advisor to the foundation were invited to attend and contribute to ICLD Local Democracy Academy in Umeå, June 10th-14th 2019. The title for the academy was "Global Challenges and Local Governments: Towards Transformative Policy and Practice". The academy was divided into the following sessions: training sessions, writing workshops, local policy labs and thematic streams on various issues. The academy brought together an international group of leading scholars, researchers, local

Creativ Force Project Team at Tunis Forum on Gender Equality April 24th-26th 2019

The team working against gender-based violence and for freedom from violence through creative media funded by the Swedish Institute is happy to be invited by The Government of Tunisia, UNDP and UN Women to Tunis Forum on Gender Equality April 24th-26th 2019. The Creative Force Project team will be represented by Ingvar Rönnbäck, Founder of Another Development Foundation and ADEP - Another Development Perspective, Yvonne Anyango, Director of CASDA - Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa, Samba Yonga, Founder

Future Food – Threatened by Big Companies or Secured by Female Farmers

At a special seminar at Umeå University Ingvar Rönnbäck, founder of and chair of Another Development Foundation facilitated a dialogue on food sovereignity, power and food, with special focus on female farmers, with panelist from South Africa, India and Equador. The panelists were Lila Naidoo, Director of East Cape Agriculture Research Project (ECARP), South Africa, P.M Mohan, President of Center for Improved Health and Environmental Protection (CIRHEP), India and Maria Angélita Loja Cabrera, small-scale farmer and indigenous leader from Quimsakocha,

Dignity 2018 – A Conference for Dignity and Justice

Unizon (http://unizon.se), Sweden and the Centre for Response-Based Practice (www.responsebasedpractice.com), Canada are the hosts for the international event Dignity 2018, September 28th-30th in Stockholm, Sweden - an event which is supported by The Canadian Embassy. Through Peter Söderström, Co-Founder member of the board for Another Development Foundation, the foundation was invited to be a partner and part of the organizing team. Dignity have travelled from Canada, New Zeeland and Australia to finally be brought to Sweden by Unizon 2018. The

Nordic Women Against Violence Conference 2018 in Helsinki, Finland

Peter Söderström, one of the founders of Another Development Foundation, was invited to Helsingfors September 7th-9th 2018 by Unizon to speak at the annual Nordic Women Against Violence Conference, this year arranged by the Women Shelter Movement in Finland. Representatives gathered from Faroe Islands, Greenland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Sweden. The theme of the conference 2018 was ”Talking about gender perspective after #metoo”. Peter Söderström held a keynote speech together with Olga Persson, General Secretary at Unizon, focusing on ”Mens accountability