Swedish Research Aid

Building capacity in societies through research and knowledge is probably more urgently needed than ever. The global problems facing humankind articulated in Agenda 2030 need global awareness and the solutions require commitment, inclusion and cooperation within and between politics, policy and the research society. Sweden has a long experience in supporting research cooperation and development research in partner countries. The overall aim is to strengthen research of high quality and of relevance to poverty reduction and sustainable development with a primary focus on low-income countries and regions.

At this seminar, two EBA reports are launched. In “Research Aid revisited – a historically grounded analysis of future prospects and policy options”, Sverker Sörlin and David Nilsson, explore the relation between the research aid policy and Sweden’s national research policy. Why aren’t they more aligned, despite the commitment to the Policy for Global Development?

The second report “Research Capacity in the New Global Development Agenda -Mobility, Collaboration and Scientific Production among Ph.D. Graduates Supported by Swedish Development Aid in Africa” by Måns Fellesson is a tracer study of PhD students from Mozambique, Tanzania and Ethiopia who have been part of the Swedish sandwich program. What happened to them after graduation? How do they navigate in the international research landscape? How does collaboration between low-income countries and research aid fit into strategies of internationalization at Swedish universities? Both reports bring forward important knowledge and empirical data by reflecting on the complexity of today’s science policy regime.

What can we learn in order to tackle future challenges and maximise the return to society at large from investment in science and capacity building?

The presentations of the reports are followed by a panel discussion.

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Dagordning

Programme
8.00 Registration and coffee

8.30 Welcome address
Gun-Britt Andersson, Acting Chair EBA

Research capacity in Africa Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary ACBF

8.55 Research Aid Revisited – a historically grounded analysis of future prospects and policy options.
Sverker Sörlin, KTH and David Nilsson, KTH

Comments and reflections Helena Lindholm, Deputy President University of Gothenburg

9.40 Research Capacity in the New Global Development Agenda -Mobility, Collaboration and Scientific Production among Ph.D. Graduates Supported by Swedish Development Aid in Africa
Måns Fellesson, REMESO, MFA

Comments and reflections Göran Tomson, KI, Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, SIGHT/ KVA

10.25 Coffee

10.50 Panel discussion
Emmanuel Nnadozie; Eva Tobisson, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Anna-Maria Oltorp,Sida, Karin Schmekel, Ministry of Education and Research and the authors.

Concluding remark Gun-Britt Andersson, EBA

12.00 Seminar ends

Moderator: Gabriella Ahlström

Speakers and panelists:
Gun-Britt Andersson, Acting Chair Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA)

Emmanuel Nnadozie, Professor, Executive Secretary of Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)

Sverker Sörlin, Professor, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH

David Nilsson, Researcher, Division For History of science, Technology and Environment, and Director, WaterCentre@KTH

Helena Lindholm, Professor and Deputy President University of Gothenburg

Måns Fellesson, Affiliated researcher at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University and Deputy Director at the Global Agenda Department, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Göran Tomson, Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, SIGHT/Kungliga Vetenskapsakademin

Anna-Maria Oltorp, Head of the Research cooperation Unit, Sida

Eva Tobisson, Deputy Director, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Karin Schmekel, Deputy Director Ministry of Education and Research