SI alumni Association in Georgia was launched on November 27, Tbilisi, Georgia. The Association is aimed to create a platform for connecting SI Alumni from Georgia, establish professional contacts, share information and experience. Read more » >>
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Alumni events were organised in Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai in October by the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing, Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai and the Sweden Alumni Network in China with support from the Swedish Institute. The events were held in connection to the yearly China Education Expo attended by several Swedish universities who also had the opportunity to attend the alumni events. Read more » >>
It was a bright Saturday morning on the 21st of November, 2015, when we began arriving at the Swedish Residence in Jakarta. It was only 8.30 am, but the organizing committee was already there, as well as other participants who come from as far as Aceh and Makassar. Smiles were stretched, handshakes exchanged, name tags on – it’s time for the first Swedish Institute Alumni Forum 2015 in Indonesia!
The Swedish Institute Alumni Forum (SIAF) is a new initiative from SI to maintain and strengthen its alumni network. A pilot project for 2015, this forum is held in three selected countries: Indonesia, Belarus, and Uganda. The Swedish Institute fully sponsored this event, allowing alumni from other cities (and other islands!) to come and participate as well. It was such a privilege for us, Alumni Swedia, to be hosting this forum in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy in Jakarta.
Attended by about 60 alumni, the day’s schedule is packed with 3 different sessions, all of which aimed to provide alumni with aspiration and inspiration on how entrepreneurship – using our best skills, passion, and network – can create a better Indonesia. Moreover, we have chosen food entrepreneurship as our sub-theme because food unites people and it can open doors to countless opportunities, whether or not you are in the food industry.
The below article comes from Giorgi Jamburia who was awarded a grant to organise an event on employability earlier this year:
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.