Tag archives for Belarusian SI Alumni

Invitation: Gender Rights and Opportunities in Minsk, 13 November

Please find below an invitation from SI Alumni Liudmila Fakeyeva, Maryna Barouka and Alena Shushkova to a seminar Gender Rights and Opportunities which will be held on November 13, 2014 in the Belarusian State University.

Dear Swedish Institute Alumni and Scholarship Holders,

As part of the series of SI alumni events in Minsk, we are holding a seminar Gender Rights and Opportunities on November 13, 2014 in the Belarusian State University.

The seminar provides a good opportunity for Swedish Institute alumni, students, NGOs and interested partners to get acquainted with best practices of implementing principles of gender equality and its benefits. 

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Invitation: Workshop “Green Offices” in Minsk, 4 September 2014

Dear SI alumni,

Please see below the invitation to the SI event in Belarus organized by your fellow alumni:Credits:Lena Granefelt/imagebank.sweden.se

Dear Swedish Institute Alumni and Scholarship Holders,

On September 4, 2014, we will hold a workshop Green Offices as a part of four SI alumni events in Minsk.

We cordially invite all SI alumni working in commercial companies in Belarus, as well as representatives of national and international businesses interested in green technologies, to participate in the workshop.

The agenda of the workshop includes a tour to the store equipped with efficient lighting by Philips Belarus Company and expert presentations, which will focus on ecological experience and green office technologies implemented by UNDP, British American Tobacco, Philips Belarus, European Union Projects, IPO “Ecoproject Partnership” and cover the following topics:

  • Greening your office
  • Practical examples of Office Spaces Green Lighting
  • Rational waste management in the office.

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Invitation: SI Alumni Event in Minsk, Belarus, on 22 June 2014

Swedish Institute Alumni Network with support of Swedish Embassy in Belarus and Belarusian Republican Confederation of Entrepreneurship invites you to take part in the interactive seminar Doing well by doing good: social entrepreneurship in Belarus and Sweden followed by a networking ‘fika’. Please see the invitation from your fellow alumni below:

Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to move in different directions. Just as entrepreneurs change the face of business, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss to improve systems, invent new approaches, and create solutions to change society for the better. Read more » >>

Save the date – March 24: ‘Alumni Reception in Addis Abeba!

Dear SI alumni!

On March 24 the Swedish Embassy in Addis Abeba will arrange an Alumni reception for former Swedish Institute scholarship holders from Ethiopia The event is co-hosted by the Swedish Institute.
More information together with how to sign up for the event, will be posted within short.

Date: Monday, 24 March 2014

Stay tuned for more information and hope to see you there!

Invitation: Seminar on Sustainable Urban Development in Minsk, 26 November

Dear Swedish Institute Alumni,

This autumn SI continues to work with local alumni activities in Belarus, in an effort to build new and strengthen already existing professional contact networks between former scholarship and grant holders of the Swedish Institute.

Several activities and get-together have already taken place; and on November 26, at 18.00 located at Gallery of contemporary art «Ў» in Minsk, our alumnus Aleh Kliatsko (presently PhD scholar at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm) will hold a thematic seminar on Sustainable Urban Development. This networking workshop with presentations and topic-related discussions in break-out sessions in small groups, where different ideas and aspects of Sustainable City Development from different points of view and research perspectives will be discussed.

The main speaker for the Alumni event: Vera Sysoyeva from Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Architecture, Belarusian National Technical University, Minsk. She was involved in the Project “New Urban Topologies” (NUT). NUT was founded by Swedish Institute and continues to be a pioneer project when it comes to creating dialogue on urban development. Färgfabriken (a Swedish center for contemporary art and architecture) and Gallery of contemporary art «Ў» in Minsk were involved very much in this project.

New Urban Topologies. The Chisinau and Minsk Experience” investigates, elaborates, and develops themes that are central to Belarusian and Swedish society as well. Cities and urban culture are not only about physical planning —they also touch on issues such as transparency, democratic processes, social and environmental sustainability, and cultural development and identity. By bringing together artists, architects, city planners, opinion-makers, civil servants, and decision-makers in Sweden, Moldova and Belarus, exciting new ideas and visions have surfaced during NUT project.

Environmentally certified neighbourhood, Stockholm

Come to get to know more about NUT project from Vera Sysoyeva. At the same time this Alumni event is to establish new contacts and meet new friends among former and maybe new scholarship holders.

After the workshop – Mingle – food, snacks will be served.

Since the number of places is limited, please sign up to the event here:

You are very welcome on Tuesday, 26 November 2013, starting from 18:00 at Gallery of contemporary art «Ў» Minsk; Niezaliežnasci ave., 37а (metro station: Victory Square).