Vår vision

MUD Africas arbete utgår från principen om alla människors lika värde och våra projekt baseras i huvudsak på utbildningsaktiviteter och påverkansarbete.

Utbildning för att öka tillgången till information och sprida kunskap om bl.a. mark- och mänskliga rättigheter bland de utsatta människor och grupper vi arbetar med. Aktiviteterna inom detta område syftar även till att stärka individer och grupper till att utkräva sin rätt.

Påverkansarbetet syftar till att möjliggöra för de utsatta att påverka ansvariga myndigheter och organisationer till att förändra situationen.

Våra partners

Rätten och tillgången till mark är avgörande i många utvecklingsländer. Vårt arbete för att främja jämställda markrättigheter och stärka utsatta grupper och människor genomförs genom projekt tillsammans med lokala partnerorganisationer.

I våra projektplaner går det att läsa om Lilongwe Urban Poor People’s Network (LUPPEN) och Millennium Information Resource Centre (MIRECE).

Styrelse och projektmedlemmar 2021-2022.

Stifta bekantskap med förenings styrelse och projektmedlemmar.
Chairperson

Markus Adolfsson

Board Member

Sara Bylund

Board member

Sandra Neuman

Board member

Sara Eliasson

Chairperson

Markus Adolfsson

Markus graduated with an MSc in Political Science in June 2019 from Gothenburg University, Sweden.
During his 5 years at the university, he spent two semesters abroad – Romania in 2015 and China in 2018.

During the two semesters abroad, he studied international relations and diplomacy from an eastern perspective. Furthermore, before enrolling at the university, Markus traveled extensively throughout the world, backpacking in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.

Today, Markus works at the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB). He has been the chairperson of MUD
Africa since the annual general meeting held in early 2017. He is interested in global questions at large, with a particular interest in sustainable development, human empowerment, land rights, and equality.

Board Member

Sara Bylund

Sara graduated from the master’s program in global health from Uppsala University in 2019. Her thesis investigates health professionals’ attitudes toward adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health in Tanzania. After her graduation, she started working on a research project at Uppsala University, where she published an article based on her master’s thesis.

Today, Sara works in a national project at Fryshuset aiming to increase collaboration and the role of civil society in the labor market policy for youths not in education, employment, or training (NEET). She has a great passion for human rights and equality, specifically sexual and reproductive health and gender equality.

Sara started in MUD Africa in January 2021. She is looking forward to developing projects and deepening collaboration with NGOs in Malawi advocating for equal land rights.

Board member

Sandra Neuman

Sandra studied at Linnaeus University and holds an MSc in International Social Science.  Her major was in Peace and Development Studies. She has a genuine interest in gender issues.

The interest took her to Bangkok, Thailand, in 2012, where she did the research for her thesis about women in prostitution and trafficking.

Sandra currently works at Migrationsverket as a decision-maker at the unit for Swedish citizenship. Sandra has been a board member of MUD Africa since 2020.

Board member

Sara Eliasson

Sara has a background of studies within human ecology and gender studies. She completed her Master at Aalborg University in the field of Global Gender Studies in 2018 exploring how international norms are contextualizied.

She has travled extensively and worked in vastly different geographical locations such as the US, Vietnam and India.

With a passion for social justice her work has focused on understanding and addressing inequality in a variety of forms. Her work has explored theories around intersectionality and thus how social markers such gender, ethnicity and class relate to the urban and rural environment. Additionally, she has worked cross-culturally addressing ways in which gender issues could be recognised, implemented and become significant parts of project design.

During spring 2018 she was elected as Board member for MUD Africa.