Garden Talks for Another Development

Garden Talks for Another Development are informal talks with invited international guests and organisations as well as people from Sweden representing different organisations, sectors and expertise. Hosts for the garden talks are the board of the foundation in their homes. The purpose of the garden talks are to establish good relations, learning and to explore potential collaborations.

Garden Talk on International Relations, Global Transformations, Peace and War

On January 19th, 2024 Another Development Foundation hosted three leaders for peace to a conversation on international relations, global transformations in relation to peace, war and other global challenges. Participants in the conversation were: Agnes Hellström, former Chair of Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society who recently released her new book: "Fredsfittan - Natobeslutet som förändrade Sverige" Kerstin Bergeå, Chair of Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society Desirée Sterner, Chair of the Swedish section of Women´s International League for Peace and Freedom,

Garden Talk for Another Development – The Person at the Heart of Sustainability

October 31st, 2023, Another Development Foundation invited a number of individuals with extensive experience of analysis, thinking and practice for sustainable development. These individuals were: Rebecca Oliver, currently a sustainability strategist and associate at Purple IVY Isak Stoddard, Ph.D student at Department of Earth Sciences, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Maria Gardfjell, currently chair of Swedish Society for Nature Conservation in The County of Uppsala, and former member of parliament for the environmental party The dialogue was facilitated by Ira

Garden Talk With Representatives for Kenyan Lake Frontiers Counties

The founder of Another Development Foundation, Ingvar Rönnbäck, was happy to host representatives for Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, Busia and Migori County, Kenya, i.e. Kenyan Lake Victoria frontiers counties who is collaborating with partners in the County of Västerbotten - Center for Rural Medicine, Region Västerbotten, Umeå Municipality, Biosphere Area - Vindeln River-Juhtáthakka and Umeå University - in a project that started 2023 and will continue until 2025 with funding from Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD). The Garden

Garden Talks for Another Development – On Nonviolence and Peaceful Resistance

Another Development Foundation has been able to gather small groups in several talks on nonviolence and peaceful resistance February 1st and February 2nd, for us to investigate opportunities together with advisors and partners. We have done this within a program for Stellan Vinthagen, 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, USA, who visited Umeå February 1st-3rd. Stellan is also a member

Garden Talk in Uppsala on the initiative Beyond Silos and Fragmentation

November 15th, 2021 ADF gathered a small group of highly dedicated individuals for sustainable development at the home of Ira Sundberg, Co-founder and member of the board of ADF, in Uppsala. The conversation focused on the new ADF-initiative Sustainable Development in the 21st Century - Beyond Silos and Fragmentation The guests in this conversation, besides two of the founders of ADF (Ira Sundberg and Ingvar Rönnbäck), were Paula Alvarado, Rebecca Oliver and Isak Stoddard. Paula Alvarado is Chief Strategic Communications and

Garden Talk for Another Development with friends from and for Colombia

During the program for Daniel Ortiz, CEALDES (Center for Alternatives to Development), Colombia, we ended with a Garden Talk for Another Development at the home of Ingvar Rönnbäck, Founder and Chair of the Board with Swedes from Colombia invited; Patricia Franco, Ana Karina Pastrana Polo, Yolanda Caicedo, Diana Reyes. We also invited Jonas Reyes Forsberg, Another Development Foundation Advisor, Kerstin Engström, Another Development Foundation Advisor, Evelina Rönnbäck, Photographer and Another Development Foundation Partner and Peder Karlsson, Chair of End Ecocide

Garden Talk for Another Development on Non-formal Education

Another Development Foundation is exploring ways of working with partners committed to non-formal education as way of empowering people and supporting democratic change and respect for fundamental human rights. At this garden talk Another Development Foundation hosted principals and headmasters working in People´s High Schools (Folkhögskolor) in the County of Västerbotten as well as guests from Kenya and others who are working within civil society, academia and through culture for sustainable social change. Besides of discussing potential partnerships with partners

Garden Talk for Another Development with Busia Municipality, Uganda

Representatives from Busia Municipality, Uganda headed by Mayor Hassan Mbwire was invited to the founder and chair of Another Development Foundation for a Garden Talk for Another Development June 6th 2018 since the team from Busia was in Sweden for working together with their partner Robertsfors Municipality as well as meeting representatives from Machakos County Government, Kenya who also is a partner to Robertsfors Municpality. The talked centered on the following themes; a) Sweden and Uganda, b) Sweden and international

Garden Talk for Another Development with Kajiado County Government, Kenya

The chair of Another Development Foundation - Ingvar Rönnbäck - was happy hosting representatives for Kajiado County Government, Kenya at the home of his family for a pleasurable dinner and a talk on Another Development as well as on the foundation and the work performed through his company ADEP - Another Development Perspective Ltd. The representatives for Kajido County Government were: Mr Martin Martine Moshiso, Deputy Governor Mr Francis Ole Sakuda Nkitoria, County Secretary Mr  James Ndirangu Waichanguru, Member of

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