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UniPID Newsletter

November 2018

News and Highlights

UniPID News & Events
  • The following UniPID Virtual Studies courses are open for registrations or still upcoming:
  • Check out the blog text "KV-foorumi haastaa korkeakouluyhteisön pohtimaan globaalia vastuuta" co-written by UniPID and EDUFI. The text explroes ideas and discussions about how to advance Higher Education Institutions' global responsibility through MINEDU's internationalization strategy. The KV-foorumi blog can be found here. 
  • 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 activities
  • FinCEAL Plus Policy Briefs published at the UniPID website. The briefs focus on perspectives on Finnish STI collaboration with Africa, LAC and Southeast Asia. Read more at our website.
  • A FinCEAL Plus panel was organized at the CILAC 2018 on cooperation between academia and local actors in projects promoting sustainable cities and communities. Read more at our website.
  • Cooperation on bioeconomy was discussed among Nordic and Southern Cone experts in a FinCEAL+ seminar held in Argentina. Read the report from the event at our website. 
  • FinCEAL Plus Final Seminar photos and a summary of the event are available at the UniPID website. See them here!
  • FinCEAL Plus Asia is preparing for the Singapore-Finland Research Seminar on Metabolic diseases. The seminar is supported by Team Finland, Ministry of social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Education and Culture and Embassy of Finland in Singapore.Read more on our website. 
  • ASEAN-Finland Research Seminar organized on 25 September was a success! Read FinCEAL Plus Asia coordinator Jarkko Mutanen's report from the event at our website. 
News from our members and collaborators
  • Call for abstracts for the FSDR Development Days 2019 is now open! The abstracts of 300-350 words should be submitted directly to one of the proposed working groups by 31 December 2018. The event is organized at the House of Science and Letters in Helsinki. Read more here.

Job / Research Opportunities

Internship for a teacher training project (in Finnish). Kepa. Deadline: 26 November 2018. 

Internship for advocacy and campaign work (in Finnish). The Finnish League for Human Rights. Deadline: 2 December 2018. 

Administration Coordinator for Bridge 47. Kehys ry. Deadline: 3 December 2018.

Human Rights Expert (in Finnish). KIOS Foudation. Deadline: 4 December 2018. 

New Human Rights Studies Master Program at Lund University. Deadline for applications: 15 January 2019. 

PhD Opportunity for Africa-based researchers in Health Sciences. University of Turku. No deadline. 

UTEC Technological University of Uruguay International Visiting Fellowships. Contact


Call for Participation: Critical academic perspectives on scholarship in the social sciences – How do we “know” the world? Deadline: 27 November 2018. 

Annual conference of the Finnish Political Science Association is looking for working groups (in Finnish). Deadline: 1 December 2018.  

Call for papers: IST-Africa 2019. Deadline: 15 December 2018. 

Request for research proposals on public revenue mobilization and inequality. Deadline: 30 November 2018. 

Call for abstracts: FSDR Development Days 2019. Deadline: 31 December 2018. 

Call for Abstracts: 2nd International Conference by The West Network. Deadline: 6 January 2019. 

Call for Abstracts: Work 2019 - Real Work in the Virtual World. Deadline: 15 January 2019. 

Funding Opportunities

Debut in research: Young talents from Africa (Eni Prize). Deadline: 23 November 2018. 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Communication and Global Education project application period open! Deadline: 10 December 2018. 

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

Horizon 2020 Calls, Deadlines: various.


The importance of Africa increases for EU: "If Africa is doing well, so are we" (in Finnish).

Kehys and Kepa merge to form Fingo (in Finnish).

Keeping animals out of home key to improved nutrition.

Luring power off the grid.

Conservation spending could boost Brazil's prosperity.

Inaugural African Ministerial Summit on Biodiversity Adopts Regional Agenda for Accelerated Ecosystem Restoration. IISD SDG Knowledge Hub. 

UN Biodiversity Conference High-level Segment Emphasizes Need for Integrated Action. IISD SDG Knowledge Hub.

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 published. World Bank Group.

Upcoming Events - Finland
Academy Programme for Development research kick-off Seminar: Research to Make Impact! 26 November 2018. Helsinki, Finland.

Kepa + Kehys = Fingo. 26 November 2018. Helsinki, Finland. 

Panel - "Venezuela - over-escalated populism and its consequences". 26 November 2018. Helsinki, Finland. 

Children and Youth on the Move in Africa: Research and Policy Responses. 27 November 2018. Helsinki, Finland.

An anthropologist in the archives: Reading letters to the League of Nations on minorities and Macedonia. 27 November 2018. Helsinki, Finland. 

Seminar: Closing the gender gap in Tunisian politics. 11 December 2018. Helsinki, Finland. Registration required. 

Development Days 2019: Repositioning global development - changing actors, geographies and ontologies. 27 February - 1 March 2019. Helsinki, Finland.

Upcoming Events - International 

G-STIC 2018 - The Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference. 27-30 November 2018. Brussels, Belgium.

EU-South Africa cooperation on ICT: Showcasing session. 4 December 2018. Vienna, Austria. 

1st Workshop of the PRE-LEAP-RE H2020. 6-7 December 2018. Brussels, Belgium. 

9º Congreso CEISAL 2019 - Europa, América Latina y el Caribe: 1999-2019, 20 años de cooperación renovada. 29-31 July 2019. Bucharest, Romania. 


Online Certificate on Education for Sustainable Development 2019. 16 January-19 June 2019. Earth Charter Initiative. 

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

New Publications

The Circular Economy and the Global South. Institute of Development Studies. April 2019.

Supporting peacebuilding in times of change: Case study Sweden. ECPDM. November 2018. 

World Development Report 2019. World Bank Group. October 2018.

European development policy: from aid effectiveness to global development - challenges at policy, institutional and political level. University of Antwerpen. October 2018.

The EU and the corporate impunity nexus. The Transnational Institute TNI. October 2018.

Effectiveness of Strategies to Improve Health-Care Provider Practices in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: a Systematic Review. Institute of Development Studies. October 2018. 

Social Protection, Food Security and Nutrition in Six African Countries. Institute of Development Studies. October 2018. 

Promoting gender in the EU external response to migration: The case of the Trust Fund for Africa. ECDPM. October 2018. 

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