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Introducing Expert Group: Co-intentional learning: shortage of food and water – vulnerability to ill-health, abuse, and exploitation

Photo by Governor Neil Abercrombie via Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Photo by: Governor Neil Abercrombie via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

The overall aim of the group is to examine how shortages of food and water lead to vulnerability to ill-health, abuse, and exploitation at the local level. A cross-cultural information exchange framework was set-up to document in-depth knowledge from Kenya, Venezuela, and Sweden on irrigated kitchen gardening as a means of promoting both awareness of nutrition and human rights and the sustainable use of the scarce resources of water and land to enhance local food security. In addition, we emphasise a gender perspective.


The core activity of the group is in exchanging information and gathering knowledge from families and the primary school environment. In conducting fieldwork in regions of Kenya, Venezuela, and Sweden the intention is to elaborate, reflect, and contrast on the results jointly. In doing so, the idea is to illuminate social and behavioral aspects, such as human rights, rather than core technical issues.

Film production

The production of a short film in the form of a documentary connects our all activities. This “docudrama” is intended to educationally and artistically illuminate the group aim. Teams in the three participating countries will film the docudrama. Each team – within a given frame – will decide the way in which they want to highlight the issue. The docudrama ends with a conclusion representing the three countries. In order to produce this short we have engaged around 150 people.

The intention is to premiere the docudrama at the city library in Gothenburg, and later release it publicly online for free.