Yesterday was day 0 of this week that has taken Rafael to Stockholm. After moments of doubt and despair managing the VISA bureaucracy for a Tanzanian citizen going to Sweden Rafael arrived in Stockholm with Qatar Airways on Sunday, April 22.
The main reason for the journey is to present a workshop on Metafari on the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference 2012 in Ghent, Belgium. As I am writing this we are on the bus to Stockholm Skavsta Airport. So this post will connect to the last meeting we had in Tanga on April 1 and to the first meeting we had here in Europe after Rafael had landed.
On the picture above is
- Ruth Nesje, founder of Tanga International Competence Centre (TICC)
- Chiku Gallawa, Regional Commissioner for Tanga Region
- Rashid Mwanyoga, Regional Director of Tanga for Tanzania Tele Communication Limited (TTCL)
- Rafael ole Moono. (you know him)
We had this meeting to talk about plans for the future of business oriented community development and other important issues.
And below you can meet Rafael together with Nils Hannertz, founder of Tipforce – a consultancy with a mission to facilitate change, enabled by technology. We talked about the fundraising dinner Nils is so generously organizing to support a project to bring solar powered light and phone charging to 40 nurses and teachers in a pilot project in Handeni district.
We are on a path to connect communities, people and ideas, to combine in new and innovative ways, in order to create sustainable change for the communities we are involved in, and connected to.
This week will be a Metafari in itself. Tonight we will land at our waterhole in Ghent. That will be a time to explore why we came there.