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UniPID Newsletter

March 2019

News and Highlights

UniPID News & Events
  • UniPID Virtual Studies Call for Course Proposals now open! If you are a teacher, lecturer or researcher involved with global sustainable development based in a UniPID member university, please consider applying and helping us broaden our course catalogue. The call closes on 31 March 2019 at 23:59. Read more and apply at our website.
  • Master's Award Ceremony celebrates Michel Rouleau-Dick's achievement. The Finnish Society for Development Reseach and UniPID handed out the Master's Award in Development Studies 2018 on 1 March in Helsinki. Read the full article and check out the photos at our website.
  • Rolling call for UniPID DocNet membership open! If you are a doctoral student dealing with development topics or themes, consider applying for DocNet membership. More information and application form can be found here.
News on UniPID's FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES activities
  • Call open for FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES Partnership Support Instrument! The Partnership Support Instrument offers small-scale financial support for building and maintaining the Finnish scientific community’s research and innovation cooperation initiatives with their peers from Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) addressing one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Read more about the instrument here.
  • The new, refreshed Infobank has been published! The infobank features an expert database feature, stay tuned for more information on this function. You can browse the Infobank here and read the news on our website!
News from our members and collaborators
  • SANBio Annual Networking Event 21-22 May 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa. The NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) and the Finnish-Southern African Partnership Programme (BioFISA II) continue their collaboration in 2019, and convenes the annual SADC health and nutrition research, development and innovation stakeholders’ networking event, under the theme Beyond the Valleys: Untold tales of Biopreneurs. The Event brings together regional and international practitioners from academia, industry, private sector and policy makers to discuss pertinent issues on Africa’s health and nutrition. SANBio 2019 will mark the ending of BioFISA II by reflecting on the programmes’ 4 years of collaboration, activities, and achievements, while also inaugurating a new partnership between SANBio and Hivos. More information on the event and participation.
  • Call for Papers for Gender Studies 2019 Conference now open. The conference, organized under the rubric On Violence, teakes place from 24 to 26 October 2019. Read the call for papers here.
  • Sustainability Science Days 2019 are now open for registrations! The event, which takes place from 9 to 10 May 2019 is organized in collaboration between Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS and Aalto Sustainability Hub. Register here and see the programme here. 
  • Heikki Lyytinen's UNESCO chair extended. The JYU emeritus professor in developmental neuropsychology holds the chair for another four-year term from 2019 to 2023. Read more here.
Job / Research Opportunities

Evaluators for Building Resilient Communities Programme, Cambodia. Finnish Red Cross. Deadline: 26 March 2019. 

Internship in Communications and Fundraising (in Finnish). Lääkärit ilman rajoja. Deadline: 27 March 2019. 

Project Worker. Finland Futures Research Centre. Deadline: 31 March 2019. 

Human Rights Expert (in Finnish). The Finnish League for Human Rights. Deadline: 31 March 2019. 

Communications Associate. UNU-WIDER. Deadline: 4 April 2019. 

Teachers without Borders volunteers. Finn Church Aid. Deadline: 7 April 2019. 

Research Associate - Client Power. University of Oxford. Deadline: 8 April 2019. 

Research Associate - Politics. University of Oxford. Deadline: 8 April 2019. 

Research Fellow - Managements and Teachers. University of Oxford.  Deadline: 15 April 2019. 

Communications Coordinator for the Bridge 45 project. Fingo. Deadline: 17 April 2019. 


Call for Submissions: Innovations to Advance the SDGs. Deadline: 29 March 2019. 

Call for Proposals:  Using evidence for a more effective development policy and practice - The role of evidence synthesis. Deadline: 31 March 2019. 

Call for Course Proposals for UniPID Virtual Studies. Deadline: 31 March 2019.

Call for Papers: Postcolonial and Decolonial Reception of European Thought. Deadline: 3 April 2019. 

Call for Abstracts: The West Network Conference 2019. Deadline for abstracts extended to 5 April 2019. 

Call for Papers: Asia in Focus Issue 8. Deadline: 5 April 2019. '

Call for Thematic Sessions: World Science Forum 2019. Deadline: 10 April 2019. 

Call for Applications: Pertti Malaska Futures Award. Deadline: 28 April 2019. 

Call for Papers: Gender Studies 2019 Conference. Deadline: 30 April 2019. 

Funding Opportunities

France - Finland Bilateral funding program for scientific cooperation open. Deadlines: Various. 

Academy of Finland and its partners offer various grants to researchers (in Finnish). Deadlines: various.

Horizon 2020 Calls, Deadlines: various.


New Business Finland programme launched: Digital Trust Finland. University of Jyväskylä. 

WIDER Seminar Series showcases research on key topics in development. UNU-WIDER. 

STIP Compass - International database on STI policies launches. OECD. 

One Planet Summit Calls for Developing Renewable Energy, Protecting Biodiversity in Africa. IISD SDG Knowledge Hub.

Digital evidence open doors to human rights probes. SciDev.Net. 

ISC launches 'State of Knowledge on Social Transformations to Sustainability' series. Transformations to Sustainability.

UN report warns about wasting natural resources: consumption has tripled since the 1970's (in Finnish).


Read the Team Finland Knowledge Network blog here (in Finnish). TFK Network. 

EADI Blog: Debating Development Research. EADI. 

A generational divide in the fight against climate change. ECDPM. 

Upcoming Events - Finland

Upcoming Events - International 

ESASTAP 2020: Reflecting on ESASTAP's Past and Future. 12 April 2019. Brussels, Belgium. 

Fifth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development. 16 April 2019. Marrakech, Morocco. 

FAUBAI 2019 Conference. 13-17 April 2019. Belém, Brazil. 

The 2019 SDG Investment Fair. 15-17 April 2019. New York, United States.

Global Festival of Action. 2-4 May 2019. Bonn, Germany.

Exco2019 - The International Cooperation Expo. 15-17 May 2019. Rome, Italy. 

SANBio-BioFISA II Annual Networking Event. 21-22 May 2019. Pretoria, South Africa. 

Postcolonial and Decolonial Reception of European Thought: Decolonising Classics. 6-7 June 2019. Bristol, United Kingdom. 

Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research: Knowledge Production in North-South Collaboration: challenges in an Era of Global Divides. 27-28 June 2019. Copenhagen, Denmark.

SANORD 2019: Role of Higher Education and Research institutions in forging sustainable livelihoods. 11-13 September 2019. Gaborone, Botswana. 


Erasmus+ Youth in Action: Youth Work for Resilience training. Cimo. Application period closes on 31 March 2019. 

Leadership for Sustainable Change MOOC. Free enrollment. University of Helsinki and University of Tampere. 

New Publications

Evaluation on Forced Displacement and Finnish Development and Finnish Development Policy. Ministry for Foreign Affairs. March 2019. 

Rhetoric and real progress on the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Africa. ECDPM. March 2019. 

Understanding the Nourishment of Bodies at the Centre of Food and health Systems - Systemic, Bodily and New Materialist Perspectives on Nutritional Inequity. Institute of Development Studies. March 2019. 

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Goals in the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean. EU-LAC Foundation. February 2019. 

Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition - Africa edition. FAO. February 2019. 

Great Insights magazine Vol. 8 - Civil society & business: pulling in the same direction? ECDPM. February 2019. 

EADI Newsletter. EADI. February 2019. 

Building Development Studies for the New Millennium. Palgrave Macmillan. February 2019.

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