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UEF Global Development Day

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Joensuun kampus, Aurora-rakennus, sali AU102 sekä verkossa
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This year’s Global Development Day at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) will focus on theme of equitable and responsible academic partnerships with the Global South. We shall present the UEF Global Development Policy and hear about work being done to support global development education and research, virtual studies for degree students and support for doctoral researchers. Furthermore, we shall hear from UEF researchers on their activities in the Global South. The event is open to all interested. Welcome!

Registration by 18 November. Online participants will join the programme at 10 a.m. A Teams link to online participants will be sent three days before the event.


09.30 Coffee and Tea

10.00 Opening words
Dr Riikka Pellinen, Director of International Affairs

10.05 Keynote: Finland’s role in global sustainable development
Dr Teppo Eskelinen, Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, UEF

10.20 UEF Global Development Policy
Global Development Manager Roseanna Avento

10.30 Ethical guidelines for working with the Global South
Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UNIPID)
Project Planner Kelly Brito

10.45 UniPID virtual studies and the UniPID DocNET
Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UNIPID)
Education Support Specialist Meeri Tiensuu

11.00 UEF and global responsibility around the world
Participatory design as an empowerment tool
Dr Calkin Suero Montero, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology

Biocolourants for sustainable lifestyles around the globe
Professor Jaana Rysä, School of Pharmacy

Research cooperation with the Global South: Experiences from Chile and Brazil
Dr Blas Mola, School of Forest Sciences

Toward collaborative approach: Lessons learned from environmental collaboration and conflict resolution- course series
Professor Irmeli Mustalahti and Coordinator Denis Dobrynin, Department of Geographical and Historical Studies

Contextual design of knowledge sharing and collaboration system for higher education and research institutions in the Global South. A case of the UbuntuNet Alliance
Early-Stage Researcher Samuel Tewelde, School of Computing

Q & A

12.15 Wrap-up and Closing

For further information, please contact Roseanna Avento, roseanna.avento@uef.fi.