- 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? Read more » >>
Left to right: Pavel Makhnach, Liudmila Fokeeva, Aleh Kliatsko, Maryna Barouka, Aliaksei Kazlou, Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina, Vasili Mankevich, Ivan Tikota, Natalia Romeiko and Markus Boman (SI)
Dear Swedish Institute Alumni worldwide!
We are the team of the first Swedish Institute Alumni Forum (SIAF) on Entrepreneurship in Belarus (SIAF) and we would like to share our experience in the arrangement and conduction of the Forum. Unfortunately, we are not able to describe all the peculiarities, details and specifics of the Forum organization in one short blog article but we’d like to bring your attention to the most important parts.
Writing “we”, we mean the core of the team – 8 active participants: Ivan Tikota, Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina, Natalia Romeiko, Pavel Makhnach, Aleh Kliatsko, Aliaksei Kazlou, Maryna Barouka and Liudmila Fokeeva. Of course, it doesn’t mean that we did everything by ourselves. Within the organizing process a lot of other alumni in Belarus provided their support in different stages and in various activities. Read more » >>
Photo: Ola Ericson / Imagebank Sweden
We hope you’ve had a good start of the New Year! At SI we are preparing for all the activities coming up in 2016. We’d like to present an early rough plan to you of what activities and opportunities will be available for SI alumni during the coming year. Please note that the below is tentative and may be subject to change:
15 January – 7 February: Call for applications to organise alumni events
February: Call for applications to organise an SI Alumni Forum (for reference see events in Belarus, Indonesia and Uganda on the Alumni Blog)
February: Call for applications to be this year’s alumni speaker at the NFGL Diploma Ceremony in Stockholm, 27 May 2016
15 April: Call for applications to organise alumni events
28 April: Gender equality event in Malmö (spots for 10-15 alumni)
28 June – 1 July: International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) Conference in Stockholm
August: Call for applications to organise alumni events (tentatively)
10-11 October: ICT/Innovation event in Luleå
8-10 December: Nobel Week Dialogue
We are looking forward to another exciting year for the SI Alumni Network!
/ 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 » >>