PAMOJA – together change is possible

Liliesleaf is one of South Africa’s foremost national heritage sites and a home to extraordinary exhibitions that tell the story of South Africa’s journey towards democracy.

This toolkit is based on a web platform developed by Liliesleaf, in collaboration with the Swedish embassies in Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Pamoja web platform

The toolkit contains physical material for the embassies to launch the platform locally.

Please note that only the Swedish embassies in countries mentioned above can apply to use this toolkit.


Pamoja is a story of international solidarity and a shared commitment to decolonisation and national liberation. It is also a story of the long cooperation between Sweden and ten countries in Africa.

The project will include materials that use this story of solidarity as a basis for conversations about today’s global challenges, in order to create a sense of agency and encourage activism. The idea is to inspire young people of today to invest time and energy into making the world a better place for all. Together, change is possible.


The exhibitions will be delivered as print files from SI. English, Portuguese and Swahili versions will be available. You can adjust the size of the exhibition according to your needs. SI recommends creating an outdoor exhibition. Financial support can be used to rent exhibition modules, and buy specific advertising (exhibit) outdoor/indoor space. You can also apply for extra money to build SI´s exhibition modules.

The key to the success of this project is a partnership with tomorrow’s leaders and change-makers, creating events that help people engage and take an active part in the work towards a peaceful, just and equitable world.

The Swedish Institute can assist with suggestions for participation in launches. A list is available with all participants in interviews and films on the Pamoja Web platform and with all activists in the photo exhibition. A good idea might be to mix participants from different countries.

Building blocks

  • Pamoja overview
  • Photo exhibition Together change is possible – 20 activists from 10 countries in Africa on 12 panels, including introduction, share the conviction that solidarity creates change. (low resolution file) Also available in Portuguese and Swahili. Please apply and contact us for high resolution prints.
  • Pamoja exhibition (low resolution; includes: instructions (same for all countries) and local version for South Africa (an example of local version). Local exhibition can be compiled using the Pamoja platform, adding new texts and photos on today’s local challenges, in collaboration with the local embassy.
  • Pamoja website, a virtual walk through of the website by the Totem team. Also available in Portuguese and Swahili. Coming soon!

We can offer suitable press photos for your country. Please contact SI for details.

Inspirational stories

The Embassy in Mozambique has worked with a broad program and many different activities to launch Pamoja – together change is possible, which is a web-based platform that describes Swedish support for decolonization and the fight against Apartheid in ten African countries. Here is the platform exposed on digital billboards in Julius Nyerere Avenue in Maputo May 2022.



Financial support

Applications for projects in April to December 2023

Due to the extraordinarily high number of toolkit applications, and a limited budget, we are unable to grant any further financial support for toolkits in 2023 with the exception of toolkit applications with following purposes:

– Higher education promotion
– Sweden alumni relations
– Sweden 500 celebrations (maximum of 5 000 SEK)
– The Nobel Prize (a limited numer of applications)
You can of course also use all material on but without funding from us.

Swedish embassies in Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for production of the printed material, to rent exhibition modules, buy specific advertising (exhibit) outdoor/indoor space and cover travel costs and fees for guest speaker(s).

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

If more than 10 per cent of the total grant has not been used, then the full amount of unused funds must be repaid to SI. Repayment shall be via UD EKO. When repaying, enter the project’s registration number (available in the agreement) and the name of your organisation in the notification field and notify the project manager in question.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information please contact Sylvia Augustinsson.