Pictures: SI Alumni Forums in Belarus, Indonesia and Uganda in 2015
Do you have experience in organising successful alumni events? Have you wished there was a larger grant to apply for at SI to realize your vision of a bigger alumni activity bringing more alumni together? Do you have an idea for a big-scale alumni event on the theme of entrepreneurship?
The SI Alumni Forum concept was launched as a pilot project in 2015. Belarus, Indonesia and Uganda were chosen for the pilot and three successful events on the theme of entrepreneurship were held during the year.
This year SI opens up for alumni from any country to apply to organise an SI Alumni Forum. One application will be approved, meaning that only one organising team will be given the opportunity to hold an SI Alumni Forum in 2016.
Please find all the details in the application instructions available for download here.
The application form can be downloaded here.
Remember to submit your application before 1 April!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the SI Alumni Team.
SI alumni participants together with SI Director-General Annika Rembe (far right) and SI regional contact person for the MENA region, Ferencz Thuroczy (4th from right)
10 SI alumni were given the chance to attend the Middle East & Africa Summit on 20-21 October in Dubai. The Middle East & Africa Summit is a networking event for Swedish companies interested in trade with the Middle East and Africa regions.
“The concept of a ‘region’ is changing, from a self-contained, well-defined geographical area, to trade nodes and hubs, directing flows and connecting markets”, says H.E. Jan Thesleff, Ambassador of Sweden to the UAE. “Dubai’s importance, as illustrated by its successful Expo 2020 bid, is thus far greater than its objective size or its home market. Dubai is a lab and a springboard for Middle East and Africa business”. Read more » >>
6-8 August 2015 the first of three Regional SI Alumni Forums on the theme of innovation and entrepreneurship was held in Kampala, Uganda. The three day event gathered 41 alumni from 8 countries in the East Africa region for a program of lectures, study visits and a reception at the Embassy of Sweden in Kampala. SI alumni from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda attended the event. Read more » >>
6-8 August SI alumni from 9 countries in East Africa are coming together for a Regional SI Alumni Forum in Kampala, Uganda. The theme of the event is entrepreneurship and innovation. The three day long event is organised by SI alumni in Uganda together with the Swedish Institute and the Embassy of Sweden in Kampala. The list of speakers include the Minister for Trade Industry and Cooperatives, Hon. Minister Amelia Kyambade, CEO for the Vision Group, Mr. Robert Kabushega, the Ambassador of Sweden, HE Urban Andersson, just to mention a few.
The Regional SI Alumni is a Swedish Institute pilot project for 2015 where events on the common theme of entrepreneurship and innovation will be organised by SI alumni in Belarus, Indonesia and Uganda. Participants in the SI Alumni Forum in Uganda will attend a series of lectures on the topics “The Entrepreneurial spirit in an emerging East African Community: The Swedish contribution”, “Integration, Governance/ Leadership and Business: A tripod approach” and “How to succeed as an Entrepreneur in East Africa: A success story from the region”. Study visit will be made to Swedish companies in Kampala, and the Embassy of Sweden is giving an Alumni Reception to the alumni participants and other SI and Sweden Alumni on Thursday 6 August.
The Swedish Institute Alumni Network in Uganda together with the Swedish Institute and the Embassy of Sweden in Uganda has the pleasure of inviting you to the first Regional SI Alumni Forum event. The event will take place in Uganda from 6-8 August 2015 at the Imperial Beach Botanical Hotel Entebbe.
SI alumni from Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Zambia, Malawi and Ethiopia will attend the event. Speakers include the Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Urban Andersson, delegates from the Swedish Institute, the Embassy of Sweden in Uganda, Swedish/local Companies in the region, and SI alumni.
The Regional SI Alumni Forum is held on the theme of Entrepreneurship. The programme will tentatively include presentations on the following topics:
- “The Entrepreneurial spirit in an emerging East African Community: The Swedish contribution”
- “Integration, Governance/ Leadership and Business: A tripod approach “
- “How to succeed as an Entrepreneur in East Africa: A success story from the region”
Participants will also get to make study visits to three companies. There will be plenty of opportunities for networking with participating SI alumni.
There are still 12 slots available:
1 for Ethiopia (full transport and accommodation)
1 for Rwanda (full transport and accommodation)
10 for Ugandan participants who can attend the event for one day on 7 August.
If you are interested in participating, please register as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday 8July to: sialumni.eastafrica (a) gmail.com. The selection will be made on first come, first serve basis.
Representative for the Swedish Alumni Network in Uganda