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20 April 2016

Planting a seed – growing an international career

Photo by Craig Sunter via Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Photo by Craig Sunter via Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Welcome to SIANI Youth’s and SLU Global’s event “Planting a seed- growing an international career”!

Heads up all young professionals!

This event, on the 20th of April at SLU, focuses on the possibilities and the challenges with a global and green career for young professionals, concerning topics such as sustainable agriculture and natural resource management, rural development, food security and poverty reduction in low-income countries.  It will be an afternoon with inspiring speakers from relevant organizations, academy, municipalities and associations that are involved with these issues. To ensure interactivity at the event we will also host a World Café session, for students to connect with actors engaged with these international issues. It will be an excellent opportunity for young professionals to learn about ways of pursuing an international career. The event will end with entertaining African live music and light food.

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Warm welcome!

Read the excellent summary from the event: 5 steps on the way to a career in international development


From 20 April 2016 at 11:00 to 20 April 2016 at 16:00


Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Ultuna Student Union




13.00-13.30 Registration

13.30-13.35 Introduction. SIANI and SLU Global

13.35-13.50 Sida’s entry level professional programs; Bilateral Associate Experts and Junior Professional Officers. Carin Morin, Program manager, Sida

13.50-14.05 Fair trade coffee in Costa Rica, Minor Field Study. Miron Arljung, Masters Student of Geography, Stockholm University

14.05-14.20 How to obtain experience and persue a career in the development sector. Annika Burström, Program manager for internships, FuF

14.20-14.30 Land restoration in India with Biodynamic farming as a method. Freja Norrman, School- and youth communicator, Föreningen Sofia

14.30-14.50 Coffee break

14.50-15.05 MFS in Uganda – Badilisha. Lovisa Neikter, Master student of Agronomy – Rural Development, SLU

15.05-15.20 YPARD – A movement for and by youth in agricultural development. Karolin Andersson, National representative for YPARD Sweden, YPARD

15.20-15.30 Wrap up

15.30-16.30 World Café

16.30-17.30 Mingle

Ethiopian finger food the restaurant Messob and live music, Celso Paco, Mozambique

For Participants