Changing Landscapes in Education Development Cooperation: Pre-Conference in Joensuu on 20 November

November 15, 2019

UniPID is organizing a pre-conference on 20 November 2019 in Joensuu. Come and join in on the discussion about how collaborative approaches can contribute to educational development.

Photo by Steve Johnson from Pexels

Date: 20 November 2019
Time: 12:00 – 16:00
Place: F101, Futura, University of Eastern Finland, Yliopistokatu 7, Joensuu
Registration: by 17 November using this link
Virtual Participation: Join Zoom Meeting through this link:; Meeting ID: 955 669 118

The crisis of quality learning especially in the Global South has, in recent years, reached an alarming level as reported by multinational development donors such as Unesco and the World Bank. To respond to the global learning crisis, the joint proposal by the Finnish ministries and a wide stakeholder community, recommends strategic leadership, cooperation among stakeholders, and knowledge of the local context.

The UniPID pre-conference event invites participants to discuss how collaborative approaches contribute to educational development, and build democratic and sustainable societies. The focus will be on changes in higher education cooperation that aims to support educational development in partner countries and globally. Invited keynote speakers from Finnish higher education institutions partner universities in the Global South will address the changing landscapes in educational development cooperation from their perspectives.

UniPID is organizing this pre-conference as a part of the annual FERA Conference on Education held at the University of Eastern Finland, 21 – 22 November.

UniPID pre-conference: Changing Landscapes in Education Development Cooperation


Time Topic Speaker
12:00 Opening words Elina Lehtomäki, Professor, University of Oulu

The Right to Education in Ethiopia: A Reflection on Recent Developments

Mizanie Abate Tadesse, Associate professor,
Addis Ababa University

12:45 Educational Exclusion in Namibian Public Secondary Schools Petrina Nandjila Mwetulundila, University of Namibia
13:00 In-Service Teacher Training: Experiences of Local University Collaboration in Palestine

Hille Janhonen-Abruquah, University lecturer, University of Helsinki
Nadine Nashashibi, KUA
Ahmad Aljanazrah, Assistant professor,
Birzeit University

13:30 Questions from the audience
14:30 Comments

Hanna Alasuutari, Education Specialist at the Education Global Practice, The World Bank
Satu Pehu-Voima, Education Adviser,
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

15:00 Discussion
15:45 Wrap-up and closing words Minna Hakkarainen, University lecturer,
University of Helsinki & UniPID
Anja Onali, Coordinator, UniPID