Rafael has been in Sweden for a month now, invited by a woman in Dalarna who has lived in Tanzania for a long time. She now works with community development, but is also herding cows using traditional ways of farming.
Rafael prolonged his stay for another two weeks, which has enabled us to talk a lot about our projects.
Right now we are sitting at a café for one of our last meetings with interesting people. Bengt Daniel Richardsson divides his time between Åre and Stockholm. His special interest is in meeting that create values. (including money, knowledge, wow experiences) and to explorining ideas around social entrepreneurship with a special focus on activities taking place out in the open landscape – “Nature as an arena”. We’ve had conversations around the Metafari project for a long time, as Bengt has seen the opportunity to do something similar in the north up here.
As Rafael and Bengt starts to talk Rafael tells that he was attending an indigenous youth conference in the north of Sweden in 1996. “WHAT“, yells Bengt, “I was there too!“. This is the third encounter of this kind here in Stockholm. Rafael meets somebody, they talk about one of the visits Rafael has made to meetings in Scandinavia, and it is revealed that the other person was at the same meeting.
We provide Bengt Daniel with login information to this blog and hope to hear from him soon.