Dialogue on opportunities and needs within development research

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Date: June 14, 2021
Date: June 14, 2021
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Online
Start date: June 14, 2021
Event summary: Join Sida and the Swedish Research Council in a dialogue on development research.

Within the subject area Development Research, the Swedish Research Council funds research of relevance for poverty reduction and sustainable development in low income countries, as well as provide support for collaboration with researchers in low income and lower middle-income countries.

In this session, the committee, in collaboration with Sida’s Unit for Research Cooperation, invites researchers to a dialogue, to further develop the subject area, in particular as the Swedish government is currently drafting a new strategy for development research for the period 2022-2028. Opportunities within development research at Swedish Research Council, including calls planned for 2022, will also be presented. 


Prof. Erik Ahlgren, Deputy Secretary General for Development Research, Swedish Research Council (Presentation of strategy, activities and current issues)

The Committee for Development Research, Swedish Research Council (Presentation of the committee and the goals of the session by the Chair and members of the committee).

The Committee for Development Research:

Ingrid Öborn, Professor, Dept. Crop Production Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Chair)
Eleni Aklillu, Professor, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet
Tomas Sundnes Drønen, Professor, Global Studies and Religion, School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway
Anna-Karin Hurtig, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå university
Bengt-Erik Mellander, Associate ProfessorDepartment of Physics, Chalmers
Ola Olsson Professor, Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg University
AnnaMaria Oltorp, Head of the Research Cooperation Unit, Sida
Anders Tegnell, Head of Department, Public Health Agency of Sweden
Sofia Thorsson, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Gothenburg university

This event is part of DevRes 2021. Participation in DevRes is free, but registration is mandatory.