International Center for Biosaline Agriculture and Stockholm International Water Institute seeks cooperation with the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment at SLU
The visit, which was coordinated by SLU Global, was the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture´s (ICBA) first to SLU.
ICBA, which is located in Dubai, is a strong international center of excellence for research an development in marginal environments. All its acitvities are to improve the livelyhood of small-scale farmers in saline and other marginal environments in the world.
During the meeting, discussions on how SLU, ICBA and SIWI can cooperate in developing projects, in low income countries in particular, took place.
Professor Kevin Bishop, Department of Aquatic Sciences at SLU, in discussion with Dr Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA. Photo: Malin Planting
From left: Associate Professor Björn Vinnerås, SLU; Dr Carolyn Glynn, SLU Global; Professor Willem Goedkoop, SLU, Dr Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, Dr. Fiona J.C. Chandler, Director, International Cooperation and Partnerships, ICBA, Mr John Joyce, SIWI, Professor Karin Wiberg, SLU and PhD student Elin Lavonen, SLU. Photo: Malin Planting
University of Rwanda (NUR) visited SLU for cooperation on postgraduate studies
The purpose of the visit in the end of March was to meet old and new partners and to discuss how SLU can help to build up local postgraduate studies at NUR. They are particularly interested in discussing "joint and double regression".
Participants in the meeting were, from the left, Erling Strandberg, SLU; Lotta Hansson, SLU Global; Arvid Uggla, SLU Global, Professor Manasse Mbonye, Acting Rector & Vice Rector for Academic Affairs National University of Rwanda, Helena Bylund, SLU; Eva Wredle, SLU; Helena Eklund Snäll, SLU Global; Professor Verdiana Masanja, Director of Research Commission NUR; Bengt Ove Turesson, Linköpings universitet and Raymond Ndikumana, Programme Manager NUR-Sida Collaboration. Photo: Malin Planting, SLU Global
SLU Global seminar: International collaboration with SLU - examples from Uganda and France
The main participants in the International writeshop of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2-application, from left: Dr Denis Mpairwe, Acting Dean of the School of Agricultural Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda; Dr Nina Himberg, University of Helsinki; Dr Jean Luc Bosio, Director for International Realtions, Montpellier Sup Agro, France, Malin Larsson, Division of Student Affairs and learning Development, SLU and Dr Helena Eklund Snäll, SLU Global.
In connection to an international writeshop aiming at developing an ErasmusMundusAction2proposal"Agricultural Sciences Network for Food Security - AGRIFOSE", SLU Global arranged a seminar on the 21th March on "Current international projects and prospects for future collaboration with SLU – examples from Uganda and France". Speakers where Dr Denis Mpairwe, Acting Dean of the School of Agricultural Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda and Dr Jean Luc Bosio, Director for International Relations, Montpellier SupAgro, France.
Please find the program and the presentations from the seminar here.
Read about AGRIFOSE here.