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UniPID Newsletter

October 2017

News and Highlights

UniPID News & Events
  • Spring curriculum of the UniPID Virtual Studies is posted on our website. It features the following courses:
  • UniPID chose new courses to be funded from among the course proposals submitted. In the future, the following courses will be a part of the Virtual Studies curriculum:
    • Introduction to Global Development and Sustainability
    • Global Contexts of Violence - Gender-related violence in the landscape of global vulnerabilities
    • Mixed Methods in Development Studies
    • Gender and Development
  • UniPID Seminar Grants open for Seminars organized in 2018. The aim of the grant is to encourage and advance Finnish universities' global responsibility by supporting the development of academic debate related to international development issues. Read call and apply at our website. Deadline: 15 November 2017. 
  • 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
  • Kajsa's report from the FinCEAL Plus participation in the EU-CELAC Knowledge Week in El Salvador is live on our website. Read it here. 
  • FinCEAL Plus Infobank competition remains open until 30 October 2017. Read more here. 
  • FinCEAL Plus Partnership Support Instrument is open for applications. Funding is provided for researchers based in Finnish institutions for the purposes of building partnerships with researchers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Check details here.
News from partners and stakeholders
  • FSDR Development Days 2018 Call for Sessions closes on October 20. Organized under the rubric The Politics of Sustainability: Re-thinking resources, values and justice, the event takes place February 15-16 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. Read the call here. 
  • SDG 4: Quality Education for All seminar 25 - 26 October 2017 at the University of Jyväskylä. The annual UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report will be launched during the seminar. Read more here. Event on Facebook here. 
Job / Research Opportunities

Peace and Reconciliation Adviser, South Sudan. Finn Church Aid. Deadline: 24 October 2017.

Åland Islands Peace Institute Internships. Swedish proficiency required. Deadline: 27 October 2017. 

Intern on Gender Equality. UN Women. Deadline: 29 October 2017. 

Expert in development finance (in Finnish). UFF. Deadline: 31 October 2017.

Team coordinator (in Finnish). The International Solidarity Foundation. Deadline: 19 November 2017. 

Funding Opportunities

FinCEAL+ Rolling Call for the Partnership Support Instrument. No deadline. 

LEAP-Agri Call for Proposals. Two-stage approach. Open for pre-proposals.

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

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, Deadlines: various.

Horizon 2020 Calls, Deadlines: various.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions research fellowship. Deadlines: various. 

Terra Viva Grants Directory, Deadlines: various.


Academy Programme in development research 2018-2022 published. Academy of Finland. 

Gender gap widens in STEM education. SciDevNet. 

Optimising the contribution of HE in the SADC region. University World News. 

Kenya bans plastic bags to protect environment. D+C Development and Cooperation. 

Did business logic replace solidarity? New publication analyzes the causes and effects of the growth of development NGOs (in Finnish).

Report: Finland and EU are the largest recipients of their own development cooperation (in Finnish). Kepa.


Call for Sessions for FSDR Development Days 2018 - The Politics of Sustainability: Re-thinking resources, values and justice. Deadline: 20 October 2017.  

Call for Inputs: 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report. Deadline: 1 December 2017.

Upcoming Events - International 

UN Climate Change Conference 2017: COP 23. 6-17 November 2017 Bonn, Germany. 

Sustainable Energy for Africa - International Conference. 23-25 October 2017. Brussels, Belgium. 

Financing Renewable Energy in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. 25 October 2017. 

10th SANORD Annual International Conference. 28 November - 1 December 2017. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. 

Spotlight Seminar: The Future of Renewable Energy in Africa. 29 November 2017. 29 November 2017. London, United Kingdom. 
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