Development Talks: Capacity and Ownership - New Ways of Working

Date and time: 27 Sep, 09:00 - 12:00

Developing capacity is a key element in most development cooperation. As a method, external support for capacity development has evolved considerably, and recent evaluations give us a pretty good idea of ​​what works and what does not. Sweden has a brand-new strategy for 'Capacity building, partnership and methods for supporting Agenda 2030 for sustainable development'. An […]

September 8, 2018, English, Calendar, Seminars

Does aid benefit Afghanistan?

New Khalid Ebni Walid Girls' School. Photo: Anders Rosén

Date and time: 26 Sep, 18:00 - 19:30

Welcome to a seminar on the effects of aid in Afghanistan. Many countries and organizations have been conducting aid in Afghanistan, both humanitarian aid and more long-term development cooperation, since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. This seminar will shed light on and try to answer questions such as: • What good is aid when parts of the country are at war? Does it work […]

September 7, 2018, Calendar, Podcast, Seminars, Webcast

Acknowledge your world anxiety: Migration

Date and time: 4 July, 18:00 - 18:45

Every day, 28,300 people are forced to flee their homes from conflict and persecution. The situation is crisis-like, but in Sweden there is no longer any talk of a "refugee crisis". We got our respite. Unfortunately, the migrants have not received theirs. How do we rekindle the debate? And what does it take to create change? After confessing our world anxiety in […]

June 12, 2018, Almedalen - event, Almedalen - video, Calendar, Podcast, Seminars, Webcast

Acknowledge your world anxiety: The climate

Date and time: 2 July, 18:00 - 18:45

The earth is on its knees, and if everyone in the world lived and consumed like the Swedes, it would look even worse. At the same time, the sustainability movement is growing. More and more people are transforming climate anxiety into climate action. How does it happen? And what does it take to trigger real change? After confessing our world anxiety in Almedalen 2016 and doing a […]

June 12, 2018, Almedalen - event, Almedalen - video, Calendar, Podcast, Seminars, Webcast

Humanitarian operations in the shadow of the war

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

Even in war, there are laws. International humanitarian law is a set of rules that will provide special protection for medical assignments, medical personnel and medical facilities, as well as for the sick and injured. But despite the fact that people who are injured or ill have the right to receive care, we see that hospitals are looted, attacked and bombed and medical staff are at risk […]

May 30, 2018, Seminars, Webcast

Prospects for a world free of nuclear weapons

Photo: Stefan Krasowski, Wikimedia Commons

Date and time: 22 May, 18:00 - 19:30

Today, there are over 15 nuclear weapons in the world and several nuclear weapon countries are currently renewing their arsenals. Developments have changed the security policy situation globally. It shows tendencies towards arms race, that is, competing military armaments between different nations around the world. The development is worrying and goes against previous agreements where the nuclear-weapon countries have agreed to […]

May 22, 2018, Seminars, Webcast

Agenda 2030 - that is where we stand today

Date and time: 16 May, 08:30 - 09:30

In September, three years have passed since Agenda 2030 was adopted unanimously by UN member states. We are no longer in the starting blocks, but how far have we come? What's going on in the future? And how does Sweden contribute on a global level? In recent years, FUF has closely followed Sweden's work to implement Agenda 2030, nationally […]

May 16, 2018, Seminars, Webcast

Gun-Britt Andersson - development optimist after all?

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

Development optimist after all? Assistance is needed and can be useful, but it is not always easy to decide what is most important to invest in and then show results. The environment in which development assistance operates has always been complex. Today we know that aid-funded efforts to improve the world easily outweigh the power of it […]

May 7, 2018, Seminars, Webcast

What is really happening in Ethiopia - and what is Sweden doing?

Date and time: 3 May, 18:00 - 19:30

The last three years have been a dramatic time in Ethiopia. A popular uprising has taken place outside the capital, met with armed violence and a state of emergency. At least 1 people have died and at least 000 have been imprisoned. Free media is lacking and the internet is periodically shut down. In addition, there is an ethnically colored polarization that has been exploited politically and caused […]

May 3, 2018, Seminars, Webcast