Why including women in discussions about water resources is important

Water related challenges constitute some of the biggest challenges the world is facing today, and the global water crisis is not gender neutral. But water diplomacy, defined as cooperation over the management and safeguarding of shared water resources, has the potential to contribute to an equitable, peaceful and sustainable solution, states LM International in a debate article. Photo from Niamey, Niger. Photographer: Torleif Svensson.

Of: Florien van Weerelt and Isabella Olsson

Access to safe water and sanitation has been recognized as both a human rights under international law and an important objective for the international community through its inclusion in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equitable access to water contributes to the achievement of key objectives, including gender equality, climate resilience, and peace and security.

December 1, 2022, Debate, English

The Roads to the Development Jobs

Date and time: 7 Dec, 17:30 - 19:30

To registration » Welcome to a conversation about how you can find your dream job within the development sector! During the evening, people who in different ways work with international development will discuss how one can increase their chances of getting an international job, a trainee position or an internship after their studies. You will […]

November 14, 2022, English, Calendar, Seminars

The Connection Between Climate Change and Peacebuilding

Date and time: 21 Nov, 18:00 - 19:30

To registration» The consequences of climate change are the most visible in countries that are also suffering from armed conflict. The more intertwined the crises of climate change and armed conflict become, the more difficult they become to solve. Climate change causes socioeconomic hardship which in turn can increase the risk of violence. Meanwhile, war […]

November 6, 2022, English, Calendar, Seminars

COP27: Meaningful participation and lost opportunities

Future COPs, as well as climate conferences and UN conferences in general, must address the gap between policy and people on the ground, according to Melanie Ridout, who works as Global Sustainable Innovation Manager and Climate Resilience Lead at Läkarmissionen. Photo of Doctors for Extinction Rebellion during COP26 protests. Photo by: Melanie Ridout.

Of: Melanie Rideout

Climate change is the inevitable culmination of the bad decisions we have made as a collective community. To address these challenges, we need to fundamentally change the architecture of our current system. That starts with ensuring meaningful participation, from the bottom-up, writes Melanie Rideout, Global Sustainable Innovation Manager and Climate Resilience Lead at Läkarmissionen (LM).

November 3, 2022, Debate, English

Climate Change and Migration – How Is It Connected?

Date and time: 7 Nov, 18:00 - 19:30

To registration » According to recent estimates, almost 350 million people have been displaced due to natural disasters since 2008. Only a small fraction of these persons crossed international borders while most were able to return to their region of origin. Beyond forced mobility related to disasters, migration as a consequence of climate change is [...]

October 31, 2022, English, Calendar, Seminars

Kazakhstan: In the light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Date and time: 1 Nov, 17:30 - 18:30

To registration » Kazakh politics rarely reaches the Swedish media and Central Asia is often a general blank spot to the Swedish public. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, analysts fear that countries in Central Asia could be the next target for a Russian invasion. The president of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, recently said the country [...]

October 24, 2022, English, Calendar, Seminars

Why conferences on climate change fail

Every conference on climate change creates a great deal of expectation and disappointment. But why do conferences on climate change fail? Daniel HB Gamez, master's student in International Relations at Linköping University, reflects on the subject in a guest analysis. Photo: UNclimatechange. Source: Flickr.

Of: Daniel HB Gamez

Despite the efforts by many to raise awareness on clime changer, for example by multilateral conferences, the fate of reducing global warming depends on the economic and political distribution of power on a global scale.

October 17, 2022, English, Guest analysis, Magazine, Opinion

Development in practice: An intern's insights on grassroot collaborations in Peru

Development in Practice

Date and time: 20 Oct, 18:00 - 19:00

To apply» Are you interested in development work? Do you want to hear more about grassroot collaborations in Peru? Then this event is for you! FUF Lund and Medborgarskolan invite you to an inspiring presentation about development work in Peru experienced by Martin Bengtsson, former intern at Svalorna Latinamerika, the 20th of October at 6pm. […]

October 5, 2022, English, Calendar, Local group, Seminars

Redirect the Resources of Oil Companies, Military Firms and Banks

Oil and military companies are two key actors both contributing to global warming. Together they have the scale of resources necessary for systemic transformation, writes Jonathan Michael Feldman, who works in the Department of Economic History and International Relations at Stockholm University. Photo: Pxhere.

Of: Jonathan Michael Feldman

Equitable global development requires that basic needs are met in communities safe from the worst effects of war global warming, pollution, poverty, and pandemics. Problems persist because we lack a systematic response - but we can gain that if oil and military firms causeing problems are transformed into platforms for civilians, sustainable development through conversion and proactive investment campaigns aimed at universities and local investment actors, writes Jonathan Michael Feldman, who works in the Department of Economic History and International Relations at Stockholm University. 

June 30, 2022, English, Guest analysis