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SI Alumni Forum – Call for applications!

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.

Report from the organising team of the SI Alumni Forum in Belarus

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 » >>

Call for applications: SI Alumni Events!

Photo taken at last year’s alumni event “Our journey after Swedish Institute Management Programme”. Provided by SI alumnus Olga Ryabova.

Do you have an idea for an alumni event that you’d like to organise in 2016? The Swedish Institute can provide you financial support!

The Swedish Institute is pleased to announce the possibility for SI alumni and Regional SI Alumni Networks to apply for financial support to organise local events in 2016.

Through this call SI wishes to support regional alumni activities with the aim of creating platforms for alumni to meet, exchange knowledge and build competence in the network.

A maximum of SEK 12,000 can be applied for within this call. The grant can be used to arrange social events, lectures, seminars, workshops, study visits, and much more.

The call for applications is open from 15 January to 7 February.

You can find all relevant information and instructions on how to apply by clicking here.

Download the application form through this link.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at alumni@si.se

SI Alumni Event in Tanzania, 21-22 December 2015

This article comes from SI alumnus Elikana Kalumanga who organised an alumni event at the end of last year in Tanzania.

Last year, the SI Alumni in Tanzania had a unique event at the University of Dar es Salaam from 21st to 22nd December 2015.   The theme of the two-day event was ‘Applying free and open source software to enhance research capacity and e-learning in Tanzania’.  Initially, the SI Alumni event in Dar es Salaam was planned to be done in one day. However, following a kind request and support from the University of Dar es Salaam (Directorate of Knowledge Exchange), the SI Alumni agreed to organize the event for two days so as to share their knowledge and skills on application of free and open source software to more than 40 Masters and PhD students from different academic institutions in Tanzania. The SI event in Dar es Salaam was organized in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy in Tanzania and the Directorate of Knowledge Exchange, Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).  The Guest of Honour at the event was the Deputy Vice Chancellor-Research and Knowledge Exchange (DVC-RKE) at the University of Dar es Salaam, Prof. C.Z.M. Kimambo. Other invited guests were Mr. Ludvig Bontell who attended the event as the acting Swedish Ambassador to Tanzania, also a representative from the Swedish Embassy in Tanzania, Prof. Charles Lugomela, Director-Knowledge Exchange at the University of Dar es Salaam (Swedish Alumnus) and Dr. Kokuberwa Katunzi-Mollel, coordinator, Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Dar es Salaam. Read more » >>

SI Alumni Association launched in Georgia

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 » >>