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UniPID Newsletter

February 2015

News and Highlights

UniPID News & Events
  • UniPID to participate in the 2015 annual conference of the EU SPRI Forum. The conference, organized in Helsinki, Finland 10 - 12 of June 2015, aims to enable research and innovation policy scholars to exchange views in an interdisciplinary manner and to engage with policy makers. The theme of the conference addresses the role of innovation policies in supporting broader economic and societal transformation, a theme well timed in the European context but one into which can also be integrated other world regions, such as emerging economies and developing countries struggling to solve economic modernization and pressing social challenges. The calls for papers close on March 8. Further information here.
  • Sign-up for the Virtual Studies course on International Development Policy and Analysis is open until March 2. Interested in how international development policy is formed, analysed and evaluated? Curious about how effective are the policies targeting the poorest in developing societies? Wondering how the theory of development policy links to practice? Sign up to a UniPID virtual studies course and find out!
  • UniPID call for new Virtual Studies course proposals will open on the 2nd of March. Follow the news on our website, under Events and Funding.
  • Development Research Day 2015 in Helsinki was a success! The UniPID crew met with numerous old acquaintances and made a bunch of new ones. As partners to the Finnish Society for Development Research, who hosted the event, we were happy to see a wealth of researchers, students and development professionals present.
  • UniPID is proud to welcome two new employees, Jenni Ratilainen and Jarkko Mutanen. Check their contact details from under FinCEAL Plus Contacts on our website.
News from our Members
  • JYU Professor appointed as UNESCO chair. Heikki Lyytinen, from the Department of Psychology, has been appointed as UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Literacy Learning for All by the University of Jyväskylä. Lyytinen's team develops GraphoGame, a mobile game-based learning method which has proven efficient in literacy instruction. Read more here.
  • PhD Seminar on Global Economic Governance Beyond 2015 organized at the University of Helsinki. The seminar, which enjoys UniPID support, aims to bring together internationally renowned scholars on questions of global political economy and global development to offer a two-day workshop to think through issues relating to the future of global economic governance. Further information.
    Did you know that the FinCEAL Infobank has already almost 70 projects dealing with Africa and/or the LAC region registered? Check the latest additions here
Job / Research Opportunities
International Solidarity Foundation is looking for a Helsinki-based Campaign Coordinator (in Finnish). Deadline for applications: 18 February 2015.

Development policy and development cooperation advisor, fixed term, at the MFA (in Finnish). Deadline: 19 February 2015. 

FCA vacancy for an Education Specialist based in Eritrea. Application deadline 21 February 2015.

Summer employees to work as assistants and secretaries at the MFA (in Finnish). Deadline 22 February 2015. 

FCA vacancy for a Programme Coordinator based in Jerusalem. Application deadline 22 February 2015.

FCA vacancies for a Country Manager and Humanitarian Coordinator (CAR). Application deadlines 22 and 23 February 2015. 

FCA vacancy for a Humanitarian Coordinator based in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Application deadline 23 February 2015.

Key Account Manager (KAM), Global Corporates, Save the Children Finland. Deadline: February 23 2015.

Various vacancies at the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission (in Finnish). Deadline: 26 February 2015.

General Secretary of the Finnish YMCA. Deadline: 27 February 2015.

F2F Coordinator at UN Women Finland (in Finnish). Deadline: 12 April 2015.

Application period for UN Junior Program Officer vacancies through Cimo opens 2nd February 2015.

Numerous vacancies at WHO. Closing dates vary. 
Funding Opportunities
Upcoming Events - Finland

West Sahara development cooperation project group's meeting and newcomers' night (in Finnish). 19 February 2015. Helsinki, Finland.

NGOs as proponents of democratic governance in Tanzania. 25 February 2015. Helsinki, Finland.

Human Rights and Their Role for Development in East and Horn of Africa. 27 February 2015. Helsinki, Finland.

It's a Girl! Movie afternoon (in Finnish). 3 March 2015. Helsinki, Finland.

Training: Risk management in NGO development work (in Finnish). 5 March 2015. Helsinki, Finland.

Lecture: consequences of the Israel-Palestine conflict today (in Finnish). 10 March 2015. Helsinki, Finland.

This is how you start development cooperation (in Finnish). 13 March 2015. Tampere, Finland.

PhD Seminar on Global Economic Governance Beyond 2015. 11 and 12 May 2015. Helsinki, Finland. 

Post-development as paradigm? Three-day international research workshop, organized by DEVESTU.  8 June to 10 June. Application deadline 31 March. Helsinki, Finland.

Upcoming Events - International

Conference: Tax Justice to Promote Social Justice. 24 February 2015. Vienna, Austria.

REMESO Graduate School: courses on international migration at the Linköping University for International PhD and MA students. Deadlines for Spring semester courses 9th March and 13th April 2015.

PERL International Conference: A Decade of Responsible Living: Preparing, Engaging, Responding and Learning 10th-11th March 2015. Paris, France.

Global Science Conference on Climate-smart Agriculture 2015. 16th to 18th March 2015. Montpellier, France.

Training: Results-Based Management, the basics. March 25th-26th 2015. Härnösand, Sweden. 

Calls for Papers

Call for Abstracts: PhD Seminar on Global Economic Governance Beyond 2015 at the University of Helsinki. Deadline for abstracts: 2 March 2015.

Call for Papers: The European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation conference, titled 'Innovation Policies for Economic and Social Transitions'. Deadline for extended abstracts 8 March.

Call for Papers: Rethinking Development Research at the University of East London. Deadline for abstracts: 16 March 2015. 

Call for Workshop Proposals: 8th Conference on Cultural Studies in Finland at the University of Oulu. Deadline 31 March 2015.

Call for Papers: Sustainable Development Conference 2015: Green technology, Renewable energy and Environmental protection Deadline: 1 June 2015.

Call for Proposals: Erasmus+ Programme 2015 Deadlines: various
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