Interview with Jonas Johansson Wensman, global network coordinator at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (VH).
Tell us a little bit about yourself
“I am a veterinarian with a special interest in infectious diseases, that has lead to a PhD in virology. My current research is focusing on improving animal health for a sustainable livestock production in Sweden (dairy cattle and goats, reindeer) and sub-Saharan Africa (sheep and goats).”
What is your experience from global development work?
“I have done research mainly in Tanzania and Zambia. I am coordinating SLU’s part of a training programme targeting professionals in the food value chain in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as a teacher and student exchange with University of Zambia. Also, I am evaluating MFS (Minor Field Study) applications, a scholarship programme financed by SIDA with the possibility to collect data in a low-income country for a thesis at Bachelor's or Master's level.”
How can you contribute to SLU´s global mission?
“I hope to increase the interest among researchers and students at SLU to work with issues of importance for global development together with colleagues in low- and middle-income countries. I also wish to increase the awareness of SLU’s global work, internally and externally.”
SLU Global supports SLU's work for global development to contribute to Agenda 2030.