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November 2019

News and Highlights

UniPID News & Events
  • Pre-Conference: Changing Landscapes in Education Development Cooperation. 20 November 2019, 12 - 16, in University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu. You can still participate in the pre-conference virtually and join the discussion on how collaborative approaches can contribute to educational development. Virtual participation via Zoom:, Meeting ID: 955 669 118. The recording of the video will be available after the event. 
  • Registration for the Spring 2020 UniPID Virtual Studies has started! Check out the course catalogue on our website and sign up.
  • UniPID has been piloting commissioned studies related to development policy for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA). A study on the role of digitalization and frontier technologies has just come out. Have a look here! Another study published this Autumn, is on Finnish research on food security. Read the study in Finnish here.
  • UniPID was part of organizing a Policy Dialogue on Financing for Sustainable Development in Africa along with the Development Policy Committee (KPT), Fingo, FSDR and Development Studies (UH), on 1 November 2019. You can find a recording of the event here.  
News on UniPID's FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES activities News from our members and collaborators
  • Think Africa Week: 18-23 November 2019. Are you in Helsinki this week? Check out the Think Africa Week events here
  • Finland as an Inlfuential Health Promoter – How to Do it Globally? 27 November 2019. A seminar organized by Finnish Parliament's Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Development Group, the Development Policy Committee and Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Registrations by 25 November 2019 to    
  • Call for Applications: International Master's Degree Programme in Development, Education and International Cooperation, University of Jyväskylä. More information here.

Job / Research Opportunities

Education Consultant. Oxford Policy Management. Deadline: 25.11.2019
Press Officer. MSF Finland. 27.11.2019
Head of Advocacy (interim). Plan International Suomi. Deadline: 1.12.2019
UN Volunteer. FAO (Zambia). Deadline: 1.12.2019
Associate Professional Officer (IPPC). FAO (Rome). Deadline: 8.12.2019
NGO Director. Dodo ry. Deadline: 10.12.2019
Internships. Finnish Academy. Deadline: 19.12.2019
UN Volunteer: UNDP Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities (Vietnam). Deadline: 29.12.2019 


Call for Abstracts: Energy Transitions 2020 Conference. UEF Law School. Deadline 22 November 2019.

Call for Papers and Presentations: Development Days 2020 - Inequality Revisited: In Search of Novel Perspectives on an Enduring Problem. FSDR. Deadline: 30 November 2019.

Call for Abstracts: EADI/ISS General Conference 2020 "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice!". EADI. Deadline: 15 December 2019.

Upcoming Events - Finland

Upcoming Events - International 

Development Dialogue 'Engaged Scholarship for Development: Building Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice. 29-30 June 2020. The Hague, Netherlands.  

SANORD 2020: Vitalizing partnerships: moving forward to a sustainable future. 9-11 September 2020. Bergen, Norway. 


Gender and Development. UniPID Virtual Studies Course. 13.1-19.4.2020. Register by 31 December 2019.

Global Contexts of Violence - Gender Related Violence in the Landscape of Global Vulnerabilities. UniPID Virtual Studies Course. 7.1.-21.2.2020. Register by 1 December 2019.

Introduction to Development Economics. UniPID Virtual Studies Course. 13.1.-15.3.2020. Register by 31 December 2019.
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