Call for Papers: UniPID working group on Temporalities, Cultures and Locations of

UniPID invites papers for a working group on Temporalities, Cultures and Locations of "Gender" and "Development" in the annual Gender Studies Conference, organized in Jyväskylä on 23-25 November 2017. This working group will also host a special guest speaker, akshay khanna from New Delhi to touch upon the connections between sexuality and development. Check out akshay khanna's interesting bio here: https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/sptpaivat2017/InEnglish. khanna will also participate in the panel discussion on the Futures of Feminism in the concluding plenary session of the conference.

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Future-oriented education and societally relevant skills for sustainable energy in Lesotho

Joni Karjalainen from the Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku received a FinCEAL Plus Target Travel Grant to visit Lesotho for a Stakeholder Meeting on Research and Capacity Building Cooperation between selected Southern African and European Institutions.

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Master's Award in Development Studies 2016 to Marinka Räsänen from JyU

UniPID and the Finnish Society for Development Research awarded Marinka Räsänen the 2016 Master's Award in Development Studies. The winner receives a prize sum of 1000 euros for his environmental sciences thesis " Marinka Räsänen: Political economy and ecology of water control - dynamics of water policy reform and water justice in Taita Hills, South-Eastern Kenya", completed at the University of Jyväskylä.

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