Anna Lára Steindal
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  • Akranes
  • Iceland
  • Managing Diredtir, Icelandic Red…
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Elections in Kenya

Started Aug 29, 2012 0 Replies

In early August I was in Kenya, collaborating with a local charity group with links to Iceland in Nyanza in Western Kenya. A province dominiated mainly by the Luo tribe who has been in political…Continue

From words to action - a tool to implement migration policies at a local level.

Started Jan 26, 2012 0 Replies

Dear fellows at PCDN. I'd like to share with you a report on a project on immigration at the community level that was designed and run by the Red Cross in Akranes, Iceland with financial contribution…Continue


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"Hi - thanks for connecting. I'm looking forward to exchange information and experience :-)"
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Anna Lára Steindal commented on Anna Lára Steindal's blog post Ten truths about integration
"Thank you Zewdu - I agree with. It is a bout finding some some sort of a common ground and work from there. "
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Profile Information

Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
My background is in Development and World ethics. For the past six years I've been working for the Red Cross in my hometown Akranes, with special focus on migration. I work closely with the Muslim population to build good and respectful relations between our growing Muslim population and the native born population. Through this work I've developed special interest in social identity development and the growing gap between ever narrowing identities and globalization.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Europe, Islam in Europe
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Managing Diredtir, Icelandic Red Cross, Akranes branch
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Development, Dialogue, Facilitation, Information and Communication Technology, Organizational Development, Peacebuilding, Refugees, Social Entreprenuership, Terrorism, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Muslim/Europe relations
Identity development
Trans-cultural synergy
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications

Anna Lára Steindal's Blog

A story of faith and hope

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments

I'm documenting the story of a friend of mine, a Libyan who has a very interesting story to tell. He arrived in Iceland in July 2002 after a terrifying journey from Libya, where he had discovered that he was on Gaddafi’s black list for participating in opposition activism (inspired by the Abu Salim massacre in 1996) and support for anti Gaddafi forces.


He was in his mid-twentees, alone and afraid when he arrived in Iceland and received cold welcomes from the immigration…


Ten truths about integration

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 11:00am 9 Comments


I'm preparing a booklet to introduce pilot projects on immigration and integration in the municipality of Akranes, Iceland The projects are based on a trans sector approach (national/local authorities and civil society) shared responsibilities,  collaboration and post-modern theories about culture and society.

I've put toghether this list of statements bout integration and would value your comments.

  1. Integration into a new and sometimes alien society is a complex…

Freedom as a burden and the problem with identity

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 9:36am 0 Comments

It's an unfortunate contradiction that in an ever intertwined, interdependent, globalized world people seem to be developing ever narrower identities. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that even though our world has changed, our way of thinking about it has not. We are still thinking in categories that are out dated and unfitting in a modern world and that means troubles. If we could upgrade our thinking, globalization could be a vehicle for positive change, prosperity, friendship…


"For every 10 Al Qaeda members killed by drones, 100 new are recruited!"

Posted on December 27, 2012 at 2:00pm 3 Comments

I've recently come across two interesting articles that indicate that the policies and politics currently being carried out by the West in the Middle East is counter productive. One is on the use of drones in Yemen (…


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At 12:20pm on February 6, 2012, Pastor Samuel Muderhwa M said…

thanks fr the good works Dear Anna

we need collaboration



At 5:39am on January 31, 2012, Imran Khan said…

Hi Anna, Thank you for your comment, looking forward to share thoughts and ideas. meanwhile you can check our new initiative on facebook, youth and gender development network.!/pages/Youth-Gender-Development-Network/239822522720307


Best Regards

At 7:16am on January 24, 2012, Yasmine Mahmoud Ahmed Fakhry said…

Hi Anna, I am glad you became a member. I hope this can be a start for real cooperation and we can work together in the future! 

At 6:08pm on January 23, 2012, Jennifer Lentfer said…

Hi Anna and thanks for your comment on "Has aid lost its humanity?" I hope you continue to follow and best to you in your important (though challenging) work!


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