The industrial town of Borlänge has experienced a major influx of people from other countries in a short space of time, and 8% of the population is now of Somali origin. Luckily, “we like challenges” is one of Borlänge Municipality’s core principles. The Chairman of the Municipal Executive Committee, Jan Bohman, is looking to Kenya to build a partnership that will support the town’s numerous Somali refugees. “It’s controversial, given the ongoing integration debate in Sweden, but we need to think outside the box. I believe differences enrich and promote creativity, and my hope is that our approach and their expertise will enrich Borlänge,” says Jan Bohman.
The municipality has participated in international projects in partnership with ICLD for many years now. For the whole article about Borlänge, please follow the link: https://icld.se/en/article/in-borlange-differences-strengthen-global-goals
Photo: Working towards the global goals through municipal partnerships creates effective cooperation in Borlänge. Jan Bohman, Chairman of the Municipal Executive Committee, here together with Ayan Ubahle from the international department in Borlänge Municipality.