The Academy of Finland’s Academy Programme for Development Research (DEVELOP) will organise a webinar on Tuesday 14 December at 10.00–15.30 where researchers funded under programme will present their research projects. The webinar will be held in English.
The project presentations will focus on how the research data can be deployed in the Global South and how the data should be used to support decision-making at different levels in the areas under study as well as in Finland and beyond.
The DEVELOP programme studies global development issues that can help boost development in developing countries. The aim is to produce knowledge that can help solve problems related to, for example, health, natural resources, the economy and education.
The webinar is aimed at researchers, policymakers, NGOs and other research stakeholders as well as representatives of the media.
Join us on this multidisciplinary forum to hear about the latest discoveries in this topic!
Research and its applicability in the Global South and in support of decision-making
On-line Seminar of the Academy Programme on Development Research
14 December 2021 at 10 AM – 3.30 PM (UTC +2)
Chairperson: Mikko Ylikangas
10.00–10.05 Opening words
Kia Lindroos, University of Jyväskylä, Chairperson of the DEVELOP Steering Group
10.05–10.30 Research in support of decision making
Hanna Rinkineva, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- 10.30–11.30 Project presentations (à 15 min)
Anja Nygren (University of Helsinki) and Matti Kummu (Aalto University): Water and Vulnerability in Fragile Societies
- Petri Pellikka (University of Helsinki), Timo Vesala (University of Helsinki) and Laura Alakukku (University of Helsinki): Environmental Sensing of Ecosystem Services for Developing Climate-Smart Landscape Framework to Improve Food Security in East Africa, (presentation by Matti Räsänen & Juuso Tuure)
- Elina Oinas (University of Helsinki): EDIT – Equality and Democracy in Transformation
- Sirpa Tenhunen (University of Helsinki): Sustainable Livelihoods and Politics at the Margins: Environmental Displacement in South Asia
11.30–12.15 Lunch break
12.15–13.15 Project presentations (à 15 min)
- Tiina Kontinen (University of Jyväskylä) and Katariina Holma (University of Oulu): Theory and Practice of Learning to Be a Citizen: Experiences from Tanzania and Uganda
- Paola Minoia (University of Helsinki): Goal 4+: Including Eco-Cultural Pluralism in Quality Education in Ecuadorian Amazonia
- Irmeli Mustalahti (University of Eastern Finland): Translocal Forest Owners and Environmental Collaboration: An Action Learning Process of Forest Governance Transformation in Tanzania, (presentation by Edda Tandi Lwoga, College of Business Education, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
- Päivi Honkatukia (University of Tampere): What Works? Youth Transitions from Education to Employment in the Middle East and North Africa, (presentation by Henri Onodera & Manal el Abboubi Mohammad V University, Rabat, Morocco)
13.25–14.25 Project presentations (à 15 min)
- Jyrki Luukkanen (University of Turku) and Matti Vilkko (Tampere University of Technology): Cuban Energy Transformation. Integration of Renewable Intermittent Sources in the Power System, IRIS
- Olli Vapalahti (University of Helsinki): Preparedness for Emerging Zoonotic Infections in Kenya
- Anu Kantele (University of Helsinki), Marko Virta (University of Helsinki) and Salla Sariola (University of Turku): Occurrence, Sources and Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance in West Africa – Following the Flow of AMR Genes between Humans, Animals and Environment (presentation by Salla Sariola, Kaisa Haukka & Victorien Dougnon, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin)
- Henry Maina (University of Helsinki): Superior Grain Safety with Designed Mycotoxin Binding Properties (POWERGRAIN)
14.25–15.25 End discussion. Moderator Johanna Kivimäki, Director,
UniPID - Finnish University Partnership for International Development Coordination Unit
15:25 Closing words
Mikko Ylikangas, Programme Manager
Inquiries and more information
- Mikko Ylikangas, Programme Manager, tel. +358 295 335 143
- Ritva Helle, Coordinator, tel. +358 295 335 023
- Learn more about the DEVELOP Academy Programme
Our email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi.