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Video from the SI Alumni Forum in Indonesia!

The Indonesian SI Alumni Forum on Food Entrepreneurship was held on 21 November in Jakarta. You can read all about it here!

 

SI Alumni Forum in Indonesia – Food entrepreneurship

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.

 

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First Regional SI Alumni Forum successfully held in Uganda!

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 » >>

Invitation to Regional SI Alumni Forum in Uganda!

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.

Yours sincerely,

Esther Nakirulu
Representative for the Swedish Alumni Network in Uganda