This year, I will be present in Visby all week for one of the most interesting events of the year – Almedalsveckan. It is a week of political discussions, seminars and “mingel” – it is a true marketplace of ideas and a tradition in Swedish public life. I will participate by tweeting in English, something I felt was lacking from earlier years.
I will attend seminars on Africa, education, social media and migration, topics I take a interest in as you know if you have been reading my blog! These are the seminars and events I thought looked most interesting – most of them in Swedish, but some in English (Almedalen program_2014)
At the same time I am preparing for my week of Swedish politics, Ghanaian politics have taken a surprising turn and Tuesday 1st July a protest coined #OccupyFlagstaffHouse will be taking place to protest against increasingly impossible living conditions with soaring costs, inadequate infrastructure (this week no fuel) and rampant corruption.
Today, I will be attending two seminars on opportunities in Africa from a Swedish perspective – will collate my tweets here later.
In the photo, a robot built in Africa by students at Ashesi university college.