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UniPID Newsletter

June 2018

News and Highlights

UniPID News & Events
  • Master's Award in Development Studies 2018 is open for submissions! All Master's theses handling development topics, completed between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018 are eligible to apply. Check the full information at our website. 
  • UniPID and partners host sessions at the SANORD conference organized at the University of Jyväskylä 15-17 August 2018. Register for the conference here. 
    • UniPID and the Finnish National Agency for Education (Opetushallitus) host a panel under the rubric How to Create Equal Partnerships within Nordic-Southern African Cooperation?
    • UniPID and National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) co-organize a workshop titled Students' academic citizenship and rights in North-South academic collaboration
  • 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.
  • Next month, a UniPID newsletter will not be sent due to summer vacations. See you in August!
News on UniPID's FinCEAL Plus activities
  • SAVE THE DATE: FinCEAL Plus event at Think Corner, Helsinki, on 11 October 2018. At the event, the project will take stock of the lessons learned and provide a platform for discussing the outlook and driving factors on the current and future cooperation with the target regions. Organized in two sessions, the first part of the event will focus on the external assessment of the FinCEAL initiative to determine the contribution FinCEAL has made to the Finnish STI landscape. The second part of the event will include the launch of three policy briefs which analyse relevant questions for each of the FinCEAL regions and the recommendations that can be drawn for future policy action. Read more at our website. 
  • FinCEAL Plus Asia has published an online Questionnaire on Science, Technology and Innovation between Finland and Southeast Asian Countries. The objective of this anonymous questionnaire is to gather information on the perspectives of scientists working in Finnish institutions on the current status, future opportunities and barriers regarding cooperation in Science (Research), Technology and/or Innovation (STI) with Southeast Asian countries. The information gathered through the questionnaire will be used to formulate policy brief. Read more at our website and fill in the questionnaire here.
  • FinCEAL Plus Grants still available for Asia cooperation, no more grants issued for Africa or LAC. Apply now! Researchers can apply anytime for any of the following: Travel Grants, Event Grants, Project Preparatory Grants and Research Visit Grants. The planned activity must be related to cooperation with Asian in any of the FinCEAL+ Asia thematic areas. We encourage interested researchers to apply for grants as soon as possible, as the Call be closed soon. More information here.
News from our member universities
  • SANORD 2018 Conference registration is now open! We are happy to announce that registration is now open for SANORD 2018 conference. The event, hosted by University of Jyväskylä, takes place on 15-17 August 2018. Get to know the conference themes and programme here.

Job / Research Opportunities

Regional Programme Support Delegate based in Sierra Leone. Finnish Red Cross. Deadline: 19 June 2018.

Senior Expert, Etyj. Crisis Management Centre Finland. Deadline: 21 June 2018. 

Project coordinator for the catastrophe response unit (in Finnish). Finnish Red Cross. Deadline: 22 June 2018. 

Conduct and Discipline Officer. Crisis Management Centre Finland. Deadline: 24 June 2018. 

Senior Adviser (in Finnish). Finnish Evangelic Lutheran Mission. Deadline: 24 June 2018. 

Senior Education Specialist: Knowledge and Innovation Exchange. Global Partnership for Education. Deadline: 25 June 2018. 

Fundraising manager. Médecins Sans Frontières. Deadline: 25 June 2018. 

Political Adviser, EUSR for the Horn of Africa. Crisis Management Centre Finland. Deadline: 25 June 2018. 

Senior Co-ordination Adviser, Etyj. Crisis Management Centre Finland. Deadline: 27 June 2018. 

Research and Policy Officer. World Food Programme. Deadline: 6 July 2018.

Consultant (in Finnish). UNICEF. Deadline: 15 July 2018. 

DEVCO Academy courses and online learning resources. Provided by the European Commission. 


Energy and Environment Partnership EEP Africa Call for Proposals. Deadline: 28 June 2018. 

Call for Papers and Panels: Ethnography with a Twist Conference. Deadline: 31 August 2018. 

The Association for Gender Studies in Finland SUNS is looking for accomplished Master's theses in gender studies to award. Deadline: 14 September 2018. 

Funding Opportunities
Upcoming Events - Finland
Pollinators within IPM Strategies for Agriculture. 10-14 September 2018. Helsinki, Finland. 

Upcoming Events - International 

Green Transformation and Competitive Advantage: Evidence from Developing Countries. 18-19 June 2018. Bonn, Germany.
DSA2018: Global inequalities. 27-29 June 2018. Manchester, United Kingdom. 

Rethinking Development: Development Research 2018. 22-23 August 2018. Gotherburg, Sweden. 

Nordic Africa Days. 19-22 September 2018. Uppsala, Sweden.

Third conference of the Law and Development Research Network. 19-21 September 2018. Leiden, Netherlands.


New Publications

Leveraging private investment for sustainable development. ECDPM. May 2018. 

The Modern Slavery Trap: Bonded Labour. Institute of Development Studies. May 2018. 
DFIs and Development Impact: An Evaluation of Swedfund. Institute for Development Studies. May 2018. 
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