Networking events

24 Aug., 14:00–15:00

International agricultural research for sustainability: Future development of Swedish collaboration with CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research)

Venue: De Geer Lecture Hall (house U)

The CGIAR consortium, 15 international agricultural research centers and 15 global research programs distributed across low- and middle-income countries, have world-renowned researchers addressing all aspects of sustainable and equitable future food security.

In spite of significant Swedish funding of CGIAR, few Swedish researchers are using the CGIAR institutes and their existing infrastructure for research collaboration, thesis research and proposals development. Simultaneously, although Sweden has an explicit strategy to increase its representation in international organizations, and a great interest among Swedish students to work in developing countries, the way forward is unclear.

This round-table discussion, open to all interested in this field, will discuss increased recruitment of Swedish students and scientists to the field of multi-disciplinary, sustainable agricultural research. We will inform about CGIAR research and possible opportunities for collaboration and also discuss plans for a one-day high-profile conference in late 2016.

Contact person: Johanna Lindahl, CGIAR,

Nordic Africa Research Network (NARN)

Venue: William-Olsson Lecture Hall (house Y)

Nordic Africa Research Network was established in 2015. The purpose of the network is to facilitate and enhance communication and cooperation between individuals and institutions in the Nordic countries working with research and/or education regarding Africa. The final objective is to promote the study of Africa, its languages, cultures, and societies. The purpose of the network event is to inform about NARN and its activities including the Nordic Journal of African Studies and its forthcoming workshop on ”How to communicate research on Africa” in Uppsala during the Nordic Africa Days 22-24 September, 2016, organised by the Nordic Africa Institute. Researchers from different disciplines with an interest in Africa are welcome to participate.

Contact persons: Carin Norberg (NARN, Chair),; Proscovia Svärd (coordinator),; website

Networking space for Global Health

Venue: Ahlmann Lecture Hall (house U)

Colleagues from all disciplines with an interest in Global Health are invited to join us during this networking opportunity and discuss global health issues and learn more about the Swedish Society of Medicine’s Committee for Global Health and our work in global health.

We would like this opportunity to meet and discuss these issues also with colleagues not directly working on global health issues but concerned with the broader sustainable development agenda and find out possible future co-operations. Further we will discuss the upcoming Swedish Global Health Education Conference that will be organized 26-27 October 2016 in Umeå.

Contact person: Tobias Alfvén, Swedish Society of Medicine’s Committee for Global Health,

Psychologists without Borders

Venue: Högbom Lecture Hall (house U)

Psychologists without Borders is a non-profit association for psychologists, psychology students and others who want to work internationally in order to disseminate psychological knowledge, provide outreach services or form public opinion. The association’s main aims are to promote mental health and prevent mental illness globally by improving public psychological knowledge. We strive to influence public opinion in national and international contexts. Through international and national projects we support professionals who work against mental illness. We work with resources already in place in order to assure good adaption to the local culture and context. At the networking event Psychologists without Borders would like to highlight global mental health issues, the cultural aspects of mental health and adaption of mental health work. The audience could be anyone interested in mental health from a global perspective.

Contact person: Malin Idar Wallin, Psychologists without Borders,

Translating SDGs into action requires a truly inter- and transdisciplinary approach and user centered design

Venue: Seminar Room U28 (house U).

Expected lasting impact of the activities in low income countries  calls for fundamental rethinking about how to design the interventions. The challenges can’t be solved at an individual level but only  at multiple scales. The purpose of the network is to propose  models where the capacity building collaborations link academic institutions and outreach projects. This demands understanding of  local enabling environments,  taking advantage of local knowledge and competences. Institutional structures can be developed at the local level. Any action taken in the targeted countries in order to adapt to the climate change should be seen as socio-political processes where decisions are embedded in the arrangements of local  Authority. The ‘bottom up’ grassroots actions planned can be the source of social transformation at the local, regional, national, or international level. 

Contact persons: Salme Timmusk, SLU, Sweden; Wilberforce Bezudde, The Kingdom of Kooki, Uganda,

Publishers exhibition

22–24 Aug. 

Venue: House Y, level 2

Photographic exhibition

22–24 Aug.

Venue: Room Y10

"Work and Leisure in Africa". By Jorge Coelho Ferreira.

Poster exhibition

22–24 Aug.

Venue: Room Y21

  • Development delayed – simplifications, rationales and impacts of large-scale agricultural investment in Tanzania. Flora Hajdu et al., The Swedish Univ. Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
  • Ebola preparedness in Guinea-Bissau. Geir Gunnlaugsson and Jónína Einarsdóttir, Univ. of Iceland.
  • Ethics and allocation of foreign aid. Jónína Einarsdóttir and Geir Gunnlaugsson, Univ. of Iceland.
  • The occurrences and composition of potential vectors for Yellow fever and Dengue in Kacheliba, West Pokot County, Kenya. Edith Chepkorir, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya.
  • Boko Haram’ insurgency in Nigeria: cross-border exploration of causes and courses. Adebusuyi I Adeniran, Obafemi Awolowo Univ..
  • A hungry democracy: the legal deprioritisation of food security in neoliberal Philippines. Joan Paula A. Deveraturda, The Univ. of Sydney.
  • Land access for Women in Contemporary South Africa. Eyerusalem A. Wolde, Univ. KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Prediction of theoretical ammonia emission by milk urea from dairy cattle. Ilga Šematoviča, Latvia Univ. of Agriculture.
  • Social and Solidarity Economy in pursuit of Sumak Kawsay. Jorge Altamirano-Flores, Newcastle Univ.
  • The contribution of fish to food security in coastal Western Indian Ocean – a systematic literature review. Vivika Mäkelä, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
  • Urban air quality monitoring of the Malé region in the Maldives. Mizna Mohamed, Maldives Nat. Univ.
  • Measuring Output Gap and its Reliability in Nepalese Economy. Arjun Kumar Baral, Tribhuvan Univ.
  • Improving school education outcomes: evidence, knowledge gaps, and policy implications. Diana Fuentes, Uppsala Univ..
  • Pathways of Negotiation: Samburu pastoral mobility and access to resources in the Ewaso Basin ecosystem. Annemiek Pas Schrijver, Stockholm Univ..
  • Social political context for evidence based district planning in Uganda. Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson, KI.
  • Impact of infectious diseases in sheep and goats on food security in southern African smallholder communities. Jonas J Wensman, The Swedish Univ. Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
  • A Study on Water Taps Regarding Two Campus Practices. Deniz Cancu, University of Hong Kong and Cancu Cancu, Bogazici Univ..
  • Effects of carbon storage efforts in silvo-pastoral systems on vegetation, local livelihoods and wildfire risk. Maria Johansson, Stockholm Univ..
  • LARRI – Land Rights Research Initiative. Maria Ölund, Univ of Gothenburg.
  • Urban air quality monitoring of the Malé region in the Maldives. Mizna Mohamed, Maldives National Univ.
  • Carbon Isotope based source apportionment of the atmospheric particulate matter in a Southeast Asian Mega city, Dhaka-Bangladesh. Abdus Salam, Univ of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
  • Impact of Crop-residue combustion on carbonaceous aerosol emissions from South Asia: Dual carbon isotopic analysis of total aerosol organic carbon. S. Bikkina, Stockholm Univ.
  • Composition and sources of wintertime South Asian carbonaceous aerosols in source and receptor regions during the South Asian Pollution Experiment 2016 (SAPOEX-16) S. Dasari, Stockholm Univ.
  • Observations of Light-absorbing aerosols at a mountain site in Rwanda. A. Andersson, Stockholm Univ.
  • Volcano gas monitoring as a parameter for improved risk assessment. Bo Galle,Chalmers University of Technology.
  • Heavy metals in poultry products in Bangladesh: a possible death threat to future generations. Shokeel Mohamood.