The Programme Council for Africa is arranging this workshop which will be held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. The purpose is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Sweden through organised exchange opportunities between universities, businesses and communities for students and faculty members.
Experiences are shared from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), from Aalto University in Finland and from students and researchers. We will then discuss various opportunities for establishing a “Mutual Innovation Capability Programme.” We will focus in particular on issues relating to water, energy, health and communication.
Among the particants are Hannah Akuffo, Lead Specialist, Research Cooperation, Sida, Sara Lindeman, Project Manager for The New Global at Aalto University, Björn O. Nilsson, President of IVA and Margareta Norell Bergendahl, professor, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and member of IVA’s Programme Council for Africa.
Welcome and a few words about IVA
Björn O. Nilsson, President of IVA
Introduction to the workshop
Margareta Norell Bergendahl, professor, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and member of IVA’s Programme Council for Africa
Experiences from Sida – Sandwich Programmes, Research Exchanges and more
Hannah Akuffo, Lead Specialist, Research Cooperation, Sida
Examples on collaboration from Finland
Sara Lindeman, Project Manager for The New Global at Aalto University
Personal experiences shared by students from Sweden and African countries
– “How did it affect me, my ambitions and my plans for the future?”
Swedish and African students/researchers
Group discussions and examples of exchange themes
Summary and conclusions
Margareta Norell Bergendahl, Programme Council for Africa
Standing dinner and a chance to mingle