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25 November 2020

Research collaboration in low- and middle-income countries

Findings, lessons and ways forward for implementing Agenda 2030.

Photo: UN Women / flickr.

Global Sustainable Futures is organising an event to the online Act Sustainable Research Conference held on 18-19 November 2020. The GSF event is held on November 25th 9-12.

Collaboration across national borders and academic disciplines is more important than ever. In practice, however, international collaboration often faces challenges that arise from differences in contexts, incentives and traditions. We are convinced that these can be overcome and that we can do more and do better. You are invited to a conference that brings together people from different academic backgrounds and contexts with a common interest to collaborate across borders in order to learn, share and overcome obstacles.

The GSF event objectives

  •  Increase the visibility of researchers, research findings and research interests to stimulate and strengthen/develop more collaboration across disciplines, universities and geographical boundaries.
  • Share experiences of successful research collaboration with low- and middle income countries (for instance good examples and practices – referring to the research results and/or the collaboration itself)
  • The event is linked to the online Act Sustainable Research Conference held on 18-19 November 2020.

Excerpt from the programme

  • Baking bread with high iron bioavailability for low-income countries, Ulf Svanberg, Chalmers University of Technology 
  • Energy geography in East Africa: Spatial dimensions of renewable energy transitions and sociotechnical change, Sylvere Hategekimana, Chalmers
  • Small-scale renewable energy systems as catalysts for agrarian change, Helene Ahlborg, Chalmers University of Technology 
  • Cooking up some empowerment: Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) women and empowerment in rural Odisha India, Linda Lane, Gothenburg University
  • Collaboration and its challenges: Lessons from Digital Community Currencies Project for Inclusive Economic Growth in Kenya, Richard Dimba Kiaka, JOOUST (Kenya)
  • Translate science into policy and practice through capacity building – experiences from the AgriFoSe2030 programme, Madelene Ostwald, docent and affiliated researcher Chalmers University of Technology 

You can find the full preliminary programme on the the event’s webpage.


From 25 November 2020 at 09:00 to 25 November 2020 at 12:00



Hosted by

Olof Drakenberg