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New SI Alumni Networks in 2016


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Six new SI Alumni Networks have been established in 2016: Egypt, Kenya, Lithuania, Pakistan, Moldova and Rwanda.

A network in Armenia is currently being set up.

The purpose of a local network is to offer a platform for former Swedish Institute scholarship holders to stay in touch with each other, to get professional development and together work for social change in their local context.

If you want to start a local network, send us an email and we will support you by reaching out to alumni and with materials and ideas etc. A recommendation from the SI Alumni team is to find a few other alumni who also are willing to get involved and to create a communications platform for your local alumni community; it can be a group on Facebook/ LinkedIn or similar.


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

Pre-departure event held at the Swedish residence in Rwanda

Photo: Embassy of Sweden, Rwanda

The Embassy of Sweden in Rwanda hosted a networking event for SI scholarship recipients at the Swedish residence in Kigali on August 5. The Director of Policy, Research and Planning of the Higher Education Council at Mineduc, Mr. Fred MUGISHA, congratulated the recipients and reminded them to be ambassadors of Rwanda while in Sweden. They got words of advice on how to manage their studies and student life in Sweden from previous scholarship holders, as well as on career opportunities when returning to Rwanda from representative of the University of Rwanda, the Private Sector Federation and Bridge2Rwanda.

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