Swedish Research Aid
When: Monday, May 29
Time: 8.30 – 12.00 (registration and coffee from 8.00)
Venue: Rosenbads konferenscenter, Drottninggatan 5 Stockholm
Building capacity in societies through research and knowledge is probably more urgently needed than ever. The global problems facing humankind articulated in Agenda 2030 need global awareness and the solutions require commitment, inclusion and cooperation within and between politics, policy and the research society. Sweden has a long experience in supporting research cooperation and development research in partner countries. The overall aim is to strengthen research of high quality and of relevance to poverty reduction and sustainable development with a primary focus on low-income countries and regions.
At this seminar, two EBA reports are launched. In “Research Aid revisited – a historically grounded analysis of future prospects and policy options”, Sverker Sörlin and David Nilsson, explore the relation between the research aid policy and Sweden’s national research policy. Why aren’t they more aligned, despite the commitment to the Policy for Global Development? The second report “Research Capacity in the New Global Development Agenda -Mobility, Collaboration and Scientific Production among Ph.D. Graduates Supported by Swedish Development Aid in Africa” by Måns Fellesson is a tracer study of PhD students from Mozambique, Tanzania and Ethiopia who have been part of the Swedish sandwich program. What happened to them after graduation? How do they navigate in the international research landscape? How does collaboration between low-income countries and research aid fit into strategies of internationalization at Swedish universities? Both reports bring forward important knowledge and empirical data by reflecting on the complexity of today’s science policy regime.
What can we learn in order to tackle future challenges and maximise the return to society at large from investment in science and capacity building?
The presentations of the reports are followed by a panel discussion.
Registration: Please register by May 22 at the latest to: firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.eba.se. The seminar will be video-recorded and streamed. You can follow the streaming-link from our seminarpage. Any participant who does not wish to be filmed, please contact us: email@example.com.
The number of seats is limited.
8.00 Registration and coffee
8.30 Welcome address
Gun-Britt Andersson, Acting Chair EBA
Research capacity in Africa Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary ACBF
8.55 Research Aid Revisited – a historically grounded analysis of future prospects and policy options.
Sverker Sörlin, KTH and David Nilsson, KTH
Comments and reflections Helena Lindholm, Deputy President University of Gothenburg
9.40 Research Capacity in the New Global Development Agenda -Mobility, Collaboration and Scientific Production among Ph.D. Graduates Supported by Swedish Development Aid in Africa
Måns Fellesson, REMESO, MFA
Comments and reflections Göran Tomson, KI, Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, SIGHT/ KVA
10.50 Panel discussion
Emmanuel Nnadozie; Eva Tobisson, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Anna-Maria Oltorp,Sida, Rolf Höijer, Director Ministry of Education and Research and the authors.
Concluding remark Gun-Britt Andersson, EBA
12.00 Seminar ends
Moderator: Gabriella Ahlström
Speakers and panelists:
Gun-Britt Andersson, Acting Chair Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA)
Emmanuel Nnadozie, Professor, Executive Secretary of Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
Sverker Sörlin, Professor, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH
David Nilsson, Researcher, Division For History of science, Technology and Environment, and Director, WaterCentre@KTH
Helena Lindholm, Professor and Deputy President University of Gothenburg
Måns Fellesson, Affiliated researcher at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University and Deputy Director at the Global Agenda Department, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Göran Tomson, Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, SIGHT/Kungliga Vetenskapsakademin
Anna-Maria Oltorp, Head of the Research cooperation Unit, Sida
Eva Tobisson, Deputy Director, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Rolf Höijer, Ministry of Education and Research