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SASUF Goes Digital: 2020 Edition
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Monday, November 23
 

08:30 CET

M3: Body size, mental health and inequalities: New partnerships for research and education in life course and health equity studies
Our initiative concerns the burden of overweight and obesity and its strong social patterning in South Africa and Sweden. We strive to use complementary sources of information from surveys, cohort studies and register data linkages in South Africa and Sweden, and apply methods from life course epidemiology to investigate and address the social and developmental origins and consequences of overweight and obesity, negative body image, disordered eating and related psychological problems across the life course and across generations. The aim of the meeting is to share and expand our international research networks and to enrich our teaching and dissemination activities in public health and equity. During this workshop, we shall also share and discuss preliminary findings from research related to the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on food security in South Africa.

Keywords: Social determinants of health, health inequalities, obesity, disordered eating, non-communicable diseases

Introduction

Ilona Koupil – Welcome and update on the "BMI" initiative 

Observational studies

Corinna Walsh - Life course and intergenerational studies on nutrition and health in South Africa
Liisa Byberg - Cohort and register based studies on obesity in Sweden

Intervention research

Zandile Mchiza - Public health interventions and initiatives on nutrition and chronic disease in South Africa
Åsa Norman - School interventions on diet and physical activity in Sweden

COVID-19 related research

Whadi-ah Parker - The impact of COVID-19 on agriculture and the food system – key findings from a rapid review
Anam Nyembezi & Sunday Onagbiye - Cloth face mask use during COVID-19 crisis: A multi-country online cross-sectional study among adult runners: The South African perspective
Zandile Mchiza - COVID-19 lockdown mental health consequences & changes with respect to shopping, food preparation & consumption among South Africans: Facebook survey

Panel discussion

Corinna Walsh - Liisa Byberg - Zandile Mchiza - Whadi-ah Parker - Anam Nyembezi - Ilona Koupil (moderator).


Speakers
avatar for Ilona Koupil

Ilona Koupil

Professor, Stockholm University
Professor of Health Equity Studies/Public Health Medicine at Stockholm University since 2002. Background in paediatrics and epidemiology. Research interest in social determinants of health, developmental origins of health and disease, equity and ethics. Current projects on women's... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 08:30 - 12:00 CET
Zoom Room C

09:00 CET

M5: Sustainable Urbanisation-Informal Settlements Study Group
The event will take a form of a seminar to intensively discuss and exchange ideas between South African and Swedish researchers on Sustainable Urbanisation with a special focus on Informal Settlement. The purpose of the seminar is to consolidate the Research Methodologies of Proposal; identify and provide scientific rationale for case areas in Sweden and South Africa that will provide lived experiences of livelihoods, Governance Approaches and Planning Approaches in Informal Settlements. Consolidating Partnerships of Team of Informal Settlement Research Group. This will be done within the framework of SASUF to enhance the partnership fundamental objectives of SASUF.
 
Keywords: Informal Settlement Study Group; Partnership Consolidation; Research Methodologies


Monday November 23, 2020 09:00 - 12:00 CET
Zoom Room F

09:00 CET

M1: Water and wastewater treatment with membrane technology in South Africa and Sweden – Status and Perspectives
The aim of this workshop is to provide an update on the latest development of membrane technology for water and wastewater treatment in South Africa and Sweden. For this the workshop will not only provide information on key projects like the world largest membrane bioreactor for municipal wastewater treatment under construction in Stockholm but also new trends e.g. direct membrane filtration for wastewater treatment and new projects e.g. EU-REWAISE project investigating the harvesting of rain and storm water. Furthermore, in the discussions the workshop will provide a forum to explore and start new collaborations and joint projects.

Keywords: Wastewater, Drinking water, membrane processes

Speakers
avatar for Frank Lipnizki

Frank Lipnizki

Professor in Chemical Engineering, Lund University
Frank Lipnizki, PhD, is full-time Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lund University. His main research focusses on separation processes in particular membrane processes in the food, biotech, pulp and industry plus biorefineries as well as water and wastewater... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 09:00 - 13:00 CET
Zoom Room B

09:00 CET

M4: Computational Assessment of bioactive compounds of therapeutic significance
As a way of knowledge transfer and capacity development, the events which are proposed will involve hands-on training on computational tools to screen hits for identification of small molecular targets of therapeutic significance, and seminars on burden of diseases in South Africa and Sweden. These activities will also be employed to foster research engagements, strengthening of international prospects of emerging researchers and pave way for further collaborative works as contained in SDG 17. The programme will involve experts in computational science and last for a whole day. The outcomes of the event would be vital in fostering new collaborative engagements, while contributing to improvement in overall health management systems.


Keywords: Infectious and non-infectious diseases, Molecular dynamics, Molecular docking, Enzyme kinetics, Capacity building

Moderators
SS

Saheed Sabiu

Durban University of Technology

Monday November 23, 2020 09:00 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room E

10:00 CET

M6: Student Representative Summit
Select representatives will meet to discuss the current and future plans of the SASUF network.

Monday November 23, 2020 10:00 - 12:00 CET
Zoom Room A

13:00 CET

M2: Transport manufacturing research commercialisation for socio-economic advancement
The event will focus on reflecting on our conceptualization of a transport manufacturing technology hub for the global south with the associated commercialisation activities, towards the vision of developing a hub for the global south.
 
Keywords: Manufacturing, Technology, Research, Entrepreneurship, Mobility

Speakers
KM

Khumbulani Mpofu

Tshwane University of Technology


Monday November 23, 2020 13:00 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room A
 
Tuesday, November 24
 

08:30 CET

Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
Welcome Message, Panel discussions, and Inspiration Live-streamed from Sweden and South Africa!
To participate via zoom, registration is required: https://uu-se.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iyREErBbSIqNpfpPv7827Q
To participate via facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaSweden

Please contact sasuf@uu.se for more information

Tuesday November 24, 2020 08:30 - 09:45 CET
Zoom Room A

10:00 CET

A7: Freshwater and electricity: Desalination powered by marine renewable energy sources
This workshop aims to present research on renewable energy sources for powering desalination plants, generating freshwater in remote regions.




Moderators
Speakers

Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Zoom Room B

10:00 CET

A8: Narrative Research
A narrative characterizes the process of research that consists in making memorials, life stories, autobiograghies, diaries, in other words writings about oneself, in histories that are rich in meaning and in particularly subjective aspects appear (Abrahão, 2003). This workshop aims to use autobiography and storytelling to make sense of the personal experiences of academics in the context of higher education relating pedagogical practices during the Covid 19 pandemic. Three academics will facilicate aspects (techniques) in autobiography and storytelling in order to capture their experiences in changing pedagogies in higher education and what this means for post covid 19 times. The focus of discussion will be on the academics´ experiences with online training to deliver online teaching, on an online delivering mode. Also, with the notion that ´no student will be left behind´ and the subsequent difficulties relating to this endeavour. Through these methodologies we anticipate to capture meanings of social life that are not easily discovered. The correlation between time and narrative causes researchers to inquire about the origin of a historical narration of a historical consciousness, in which the present, the past and the expected future intersects (Ricoeur, 1995).

Moderators
CS

Chevon Slambee

University of the Free State

Speakers
NG

Ntombizandile Gcelu

University of the Free State
DP

Desiree Pearl Larey

Lecturer, University of the Free State


Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Zoom Room C

10:00 CET

A11: Researcher Meet & Mingle
Looking to network but don't know where to get started? This room will be open for any participant to meet and mingle with others during the 1st workshop time on Tuesday, 24 November. Participants also have the option to join smaller breakout rooms.

Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CET
Zoom Room F

10:00 CET

Student Meet & Mingle
Come and meet your fellow students in the SASUF network! Depending on how many people come, we may utilise several breakout rooms. See you there!

Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CET
Zoom Room A

10:00 CET

A10: Ethics of Research in the digital age and COVID-19 era
Internationalization of the PhD is getting real, and it has impacted and raised new questions about the PhD in so many areas, especially when it comes to ethics. Indeed, internationalization had digitalization as a direct consequence, forcing everyone to deal with this digital world and with new rules. In addition to that, the COVID-19 pandemic intensified this digital aspect and raised even more questions and challenges with everyone having to work and conduct their research remotely.

People from different timelines and career stages will discuss what has changed over time with the internationalization of the PhD, how digitalization impacted research ethics, the challenges that COVID-19 raised in terms of ethics, how to use digitalization to your advantage (in your research projects and in your teaching activities), the impact of digitalization and COVID-19 on their own processes, how to make sure you are working ethically online (plagiarism, recognizing other’s contribution), etc. The different career paths and stages will allow the speakers to compare their views, to complement each other, and to produce a lively debate.
 
  • Moderator introduces the topic and the speakers (10min)
  • 3 speakers (one of each from early / mid / late career) make a presentation based on their own experience with ethics and the changes they identify due to internationalization, to COVID-19 and digitalization, the challenges it represented for them, while others react to the presentation (45min, 15min each)
  • Round table: open discussion between the speakers to confront their views and opinions, share experiences, best practices, … (30min)
  • Wrap-up session (5min)
 
Keywords: ethics / research / digitalization / COVID-19 / internationalization

Speakers

Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CET
Zoom Room D

10:00 CET

A9: ECHO Zone Reporting
Seminar focus:
- Child health and with particular focus on interventions to address malnutrition including both overweight/obesity and stuntedness.
- Interventions that engage whole of society, ECHO zone approach
- Implementation focus
- Evidence building
- What examples of such work do we have in South Africa and Sweden based on our SASUF project?

Seminar aim:
- Summarize what we have learnt from the project.
- How do we take these experiences forward?

Speakers

Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CET
Zoom Room E

12:30 CET

B18: Intersection of socioeconomic status and climate change
The aim is to get a better understanding of the socio-economic issues, that affect our lives,  Climate change really impact our lives enormously and we try to come up with ways to manage the causes, Brainstorming ways on how to maximize the food production. Try help NGO's in the society function effectively.  
 
 
 
Keywords (max 5): 
 
Innovation  
Development  
Brainstorming  
Sustainability  
Discovery 



Tuesday November 24, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room A

12:30 CET

B19: How to empower communities using informal financial systems
In South Africa, there is a big issue of economic exclusion from formal financial insItuIons. This session will focus on presenIng two studies conducted in April-May 2019, covering informal finance in KwaZulu-Natal, focusing on the stokvel system. We aim to briefly present the economical climate in the region and the importance of stokvels: what they are, why people take part in them, how they differ, and how this way of economical acIvity differs from the usage of formal banks. We will also cover the area of the importance of small enterprises in South Africa, and how they are failing because they cannot access formal insItuIons. We will round of by focusing on how research within this field is not only about the research itself, rather about how it aims to bring change in communiIes. This presentaIon has its foundaIon in the project “Who runs the world?!” women and informal finances run by Prof Unathi Kolanisi and Dr Elise Dermineur.

Keywords (max 5):
Informal finance, Stokvels, small enterprises



Tuesday November 24, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room A

12:30 CET

B12: Microbial Biotechnology
Microorganisms are abundant, present everywhere with enormous diversity. They are scientifically most interesting with high potentials to address many global societal challenges. The workhop on Microbial Biotechnology will gather scientists with common interests in:
a) Microbial diversity & evolution
b) N2-fixation & sustainable agriculture
c) Soil microbial indicators for monitoring impact of climate change on crop production
d) Waste- & polluted-water treatment & bioremediation by microorganisms
e) Microrganisms for sustainable chemical, fuel and food production, and
f) astrobiotechnology.
The main aim of the workshop is to present the joint South African – Sweden research and education network on microbial diversity and biotechnology for a sustainable future established through the SASUF initiative.
  
Keywords: Microorganisms, Diversity and evolution, Sustainable food and agriculture, Bioremediation, Renewable chemicals and fuels


Tuesday November 24, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room B

12:30 CET

B13: Developing collective academic scholarship using research in the Malmo Youth Sport Study (MYSS), the Western Cape Sport School Study (WCSSS), and EDU-Health, specifically exploring the possibilities for comprehensive national and international resear
Establishing a research collaboration between four universities in Sweden, two in South Africa, one in Australia and one in Norway. The basis for the comparative research is Sport and School, addressing two social fields that logically have no connections, but combined represent a rather large and very popular part of the school system in the different countries. The collaboration builds on comparisons between local youth sport schools, and between ordinary schools, studying the role of sport in countries with very different societal prerequisites.

Keywords: Sport School, the school subject of Sport, competition sport



Tuesday November 24, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room C

12:30 CET

B14: Narrative as tool for participation in management of resources and development in local society
This workshop addresses storymaking and narrative resources (such as storytelling filmmaking and aesthetic art forms) as educational tools in relation to participation and involvement in management of resources and development in local society. Drawing on intersections between urban ecology, postcolonial studies, pedagogy, healthcare practices and narratology we will discuss conditions for participation in societal issues among students and their social settings in educational programs in Cape Town as well as in Europe and possible roles of narrative tools in these matters.
Participants in this workshop will join the initial phase of a South African - Swedish panel group process involving brainstorming on central aspects to be considered when using narrative as resource for education on participation and involvement in management of resources. After this initial step, participants will be invited to sorting ideas and themes on the subject online. The final outcome will be a conceptual development on using narrative as educational tools in relation to participation and involvement in management of resources and development in local society.

Keywords: Narrative, pedagogy, urban ecology & participation


Speakers
SS

Suraya Scheba

University of Cape Town


Tuesday November 24, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room D

12:30 CET

B16: Local responses and the science-society relationship during the Covid-19 pandemic
This session will integrate two collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects with the COVID-19 pandemic in focus but from different points of view. We will show the strengths of trans-sector research to meet societal challenges.  
 
Initial responses to Covid-19 were mainly national. However, cities around the world soon added local adaptations like promotion of biking and safe public transport.  
 
A Mistra Urban Futures team followed the implementation of the SDGs in Cape Town, Gothenburg and other cities, also studying urban responses to COVID-19. 
 
Cape Town’s main challenge was the impact on informal settlement residents who are particularly at risk of infectious diseases as it is difficult to practice social distancing in overcrowded conditions with a lack of adequate water supply and sanitation.  
 
In Gothenburg, many workplaces, including universities, recommended staff to work from home, adding local recommendations and guidelines. Quick actions were taken concerning distance education, public transport and additional street space for bike lanes.  
 
In parallel, communication researchers, also from Cape Town and Gothenburg, followed COVID-19 media coverage using diaries to observe and reflect on the role and authority of science. Arguments and discussions about scientific expertise were followed, and patterns, shifts in narratives and international differences were observed. 

Keywords: COVID-19, transdisciplinary, communication, societal challenges, SDG


Moderators
Tuesday November 24, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room E

14:00 CET

B17: Let’s make sense of it – non-invasive sensing for food, agriculture and urban green spaces
Remote sensing and multispectral imaging will revolutionize many aspects of human society, not least when it comes to plants and plant-derived products. In agriculture, these novel techniques are already now making an impact on plant breeding and precision agriculture. Similar rapid advances for monitoring are seen in food production to ensure quality and safety in an efficient way. In the urban environment remote sensing and multispectral imaging could help to keep track on the state of highly valuable urban trees. 
 
In this online webinar we want to identify the current status and compare the use of remote sensing within agriculture, food technology and urban spaces between South Africa and Sweden both in academia and industry. We will have presenters from both academia and the private sector in the three areas and will end off with a student panel discussing what they see as a future directions to go. 

Keywords: Remote sensing, agriculture, food quality, urban green spaces


Moderators
Tuesday November 24, 2020 14:00 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room F

14:30 CET

C26: STINT Updates (The Swedish Foundation for International Collaboration in Research & Higher Education)
In this session, researchers who were funded under the NRF/STINT bilateral South Africa-Sweden Bilateral Scientific Research Cooperation Programme for 2017 – 2019 joint projects are expected to provide a presentation whereby they:
- share and highlight noteworthy achievements within their projects
- share plans, if any, on future collaboration within their projects
- provide lessons learned

Speakers

Tuesday November 24, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room A

14:30 CET

C20: Plants and Insects in a changing World
Insects such as bees and butterflies are responsible for pollination of the majority of plants in nature and in agriculture. Globally, there is a genuine concern about the decline of health and diversity of pollinating insects and how this may be affected by climate change, while facing a multitude of anthropogenic pressures (increase of human population, environmental pollution).  The proposed project will discuss and develop a cutting edge joint research and education program to enable South African and Swedish researchers and students to explore these issues together. The focus will be laid on two topics:
a) environmental monitoring programs of endangered insects and their plants; and
b) behavior, health and disease of relevant model species and their tri-lateral interactions (plants, insects and microbes) – a new emerging field in agricultural microbiology which is expected to provide essential keys for novel strategies in environmental management and food production.
 
 
Keywords: Pollination ecology, ecosystem service, nutrition, insects, microbes

Speakers
avatar for Natuschka Lee

Natuschka Lee

Researcher, Umea University
Research interests: Environmental microbiology and biotechnology, microbial ecology, plant microbiology, pollination ecology, geomicrobiology, astrobiology, science and art, outreachBackground: PhD in environmental biotechnology. M Sci in biology and chemistry
RA

Rasheed Adeleke

North-West Universiity


Tuesday November 24, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room B

14:30 CET

C22: Bringing the human to the fore through technology in the age of global uncertainty
The workshop seeks to explore methods for using digital technologies to connect teachers and students engaged in learning about sustainability around the world.  
 
The workshop will begin by sharing a method of connecting students to each other in learning activities, to reflect on how we similarly and differently experience the COVID-19 and climate challenges of our time. This is based on the experience of letter writing between students in sustainability programmes in Chile, Australia and Sweden.
 
After the introduction, a participatory approach will be used to invite participants deliberate on methods and tools that can connect Swedish and South Africa education programmes in a digital time.
 
The anticipated outcomes of the workshop include: 
  1. A network of academics willing to experiment with letter writing across the globe 
  1. A sharing of innovative and creative methods for the social sciences and humanities to connect people in a personal way in this digital age 
  1. Opportunities for greater collaboration in education for a sustainable society  through social transformation 
 
Researchers from Chile and Australia will join the Zoom conversation in the hope of inspiring more collaboration between South Africa and Sweden and beyond.
 
Keywords: Digital methods of teaching; global sustainability education; networks for learning  

Speakers
avatar for Vasna Ramasar

Vasna Ramasar

Associate Senior Lecturer, Lund University


Tuesday November 24, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room D

14:30 CET

C23: Maternal health under pressure. A networking space for future research development through a knowledge exchange session and a capacity building workshop
This session aims to share experiences from three multidisciplinary collaborations within SASUF with emerging and established researchers from several universities in South Africa and Sweden. We aim to create a networking space for future research development through a knowledge exchange session followed by a capacity building workshop.

The focus of the workshop is to share experiences from the contributing SASUF sub-projects on how social science, maternal health, caring science, medicine and public health collaborations can be used to generate interdisciplinary knowledge on transcultural diversity, building resources to improve health and wellbeing of women in both countries.

PART 1 Presentations of scientific publications from two SASUF collaborations in Theme 4, focus on maternal health and challenges.
PART 2 An open discussion of multidisciplinary research ideas in womens’ health, aiming to merge climate change, natural resources and sustainability and Urbanisation and cities in the 21st Century. This part of the workshop intends to discuss ideas to further elucidate the complexity in women’s health (SASUF Theme 4), Theme 1, and Theme 5.


Keywords: Women’s health, maternal health, limited resources, climate change, sustainability

Moderators
KE

Kira Erwin

Durban University of Technology

Speakers
VB

Vanja Berggren

Karolinska Institutet
SM

Sonto Maputle

Venda University
TM

Thivhulawi Malwela

Venda University
TM

Tebogo Mothiba

Limpopo University
CE

Cecilia Ekeus

Uppsala University
SH

Stefan Hansson

Lund University
CO

Carl-Johan Olséen

Lund University


Tuesday November 24, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room E

14:30 CET

C25: Exploring Higher education as a global multi-faceted concept
The proposed event is centered around the impact that the COVID19 pandemic has had on South African Higher education institutions in a holistic perspective from a diversified students perspective. 

The workshop also aims to explore the varying dynamics surrounding mental health of students, the impact social class has and the further perpetuation of inequality in events such as the pandemic, innovative ways to evolve the education system into a system that can withstand the kind of challenges posed by the pandemic in the future and ways that we can align the curriculum of the Higher education system with the various industry requirements to maximize accessibility to the labor force. Lastly, the workshop aims to form partnership with international universities to share ideas towards a world class standard global education system. The workshop will be primarily presented by students to convey their stance on the abovementioned matters, and use it as a platform to appeal to the powers.

Keywords: Flexible education system, Mental health and human aspect in education, internalization, University-industry relations.


Speakers
AN

Asemahle Noholoza

Student, University of The Free State
GS

Gugulethu Sihlali

University of The Free State
KM

Khanyisa Mqotyana

Rhodes University
MM

Mpho Matubatuba

University of the Free State
PM

Pule Mmula

University of the Free State
SM

Sazi Mbalo

University of the Free State
SZ

Siphosethu Zazela

Nelson Mandela University
SB

Siyanda Baduza

University of the Witwatersrand


Tuesday November 24, 2020 14:30 - 16:30 CET
Zoom Room C

15:30 CET

C21: Childhood hearing impairments – early detection, diagnosis and rehabilitation
The main aims of this online event are to:
  1. Highlight the importance of hearing impairment as a global health concern, in particular, congenital or early acquired hearing impairment, with an estimated prevalence of 5.5/1000 in South Africa and 2/1000 in Sweden and the need for universal neonatal screening in order to facilitate early identification, diagnosis and the start of habilitation of children with congenital or early acquired hearing impairment. 
  1. Explain the differences between the healthcare and education systems in South Africa and Sweden related to hearing impairment. 
  1. Showcase our research project which is a collaborative effort, not only between the researchers from Sweden and South Africa, but also educators and therapists from CHAT (Children Hear and Talk) a special Early Childhood Centre (ECD) which is part of the Carel du Toit Centre, a special school for deaf children who are taught to speak; providing background to the project and its current status; also highlighting the services/habilitation offered at CHAT. 
  1. Share the preliminary findings of the study and describe the way forward. 

Keywords: Hearing impairment, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), Auditory-verbal therapy (AVT), healthcare

Speakers

Tuesday November 24, 2020 15:30 - 16:30 CET
Zoom Room C
 
Wednesday, November 25
 

09:00 CET

D32: Pre-Workshop Meeting Room
This room and additional breakout rooms are available for anyone interested in meeting prior to the workshop events for the day.

Wednesday November 25, 2020 09:00 - 10:00 CET
Zoom Room A

09:00 CET

D30: Person-centered eHealth in healthcare
The goal with this event is to discuss innovative strategies to integrate person-centred care in healthcare. These discussions about person-centred care in Sweden and South Africa intend to give new perspectives regarding new technologies that have the purpose to contribute to the development of person-centred care approaches. *This session will be recorded*

TimeTitle, Presenter

9:00-9:05, Welcome, Stefan Nilsson, Associate professor & Ensa Johnson, PhD

9:05-9:20, Biomarkers as evaluation of a digital tool – Is it possible?, Jonas Bergquist, Professor

9:20-9:35,South African children with cancer sharing their lived experience in coping with their illness and treatment, Karen van Zijl, PhD & CHOC social workers

9:35-9:50, Person-centred care and Universal Design as theoretical frameworks in eHealth for children, Gunilla Thunberg, Associate professor, Stefan Nilsson, Associate professor, Ensa Johnson, PhD, Joakim Öhlén, Professor

9:50-10:00, Discussion

10:00-10:15, PicPecc – a digital tool in the Swedish context, Stefan Nilsson, Associate professor, Tomas Lindroth, PhD, Angelica Wiljén, PhD-student

10:15-10:30, Assessment tools for self-reports – Systematic reviews of assessment tools in anxiety and nausea, Gomolemo Suzan Mahakwe, Master’s student, Christi Bothma, Master’s student, Ensa Johnson, PhD

10:30-10:45, Visual Care Measure as evaluation of person-centered care-is it possible?, Anneli Schwarz, PhD, John Chaplin, Associate professor, Angelica Wiljén, PhD-student

10:45-11:00, Discussion and conclusion, Stefan Nilsson, Associate professor & Ensa Johnson, PhD

Keywords: Childhood cancer, Communication, eHealth, Person-centred care, Symptom,

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Nilsson

Stefan Nilsson

Associate Professor, University of Gothenburg


Wednesday November 25, 2020 09:00 - 11:00 CET
Zoom Room E

09:30 CET

D28: Supervision of PhD students in the digital age and COVID-19 era: what’s changed?
In the last few decades, internationalization of PhD programs have become crucial. Indeed, the PhD itself became more and more transdisciplinary, professional, and practice-based. This change of nature required the PhD to go worldwide in order to find the expertise wherever it is in the world. This had a dramatic impact on supervision: what was once seen as strictly hierarchical has increasingly involved developing relationships with guidance and community support.
People from different timelines and different career stages will compare their supervising experiences, share personal stories and best (or worst) practices and discuss the impact of internationalization on the way they mentor PhD students.
Also, internationalization implies digitalization, especially in this new era with the COVID-19 pandemic and the inability to travel. Speakers will discuss the impact of digitalization and COVID-19 on supervision of PhD students, and how digitalization can help to overcome the new challenges raised by the pandemic.
  • Moderator introduces the topic and the speakers (10min)
  • 3 speakers (one of each from early / mid / late career) make a presentation based on their own experience with supervision and the changes they identify due to internationalization, to COVID-19 and digitalization, the challenges it represented for them, while others react to the presentation (1h, 20min each)
  • Round table: open discussion between the speakers to confront their views and opinions, share experiences, best practices, … (40min)
  • Wrap-up session (10min)
 
Keywords: Internationalization / Supervision / PhD / Digital / COVID-19

Speakers

Wednesday November 25, 2020 09:30 - 11:30 CET
Zoom Room C

10:00 CET

D33: Impact of COVID on Tourism on Port Elizabeth
The theme is to look at how Covid-19 impacted tourism in Nelson Mandela Bay and how improvements can be made to the business of tourism in the area. 
 
 
 
Keywords (max 5): tourism, Covid-19,  business,  partnerships  


Moderators
Wednesday November 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CET
Zoom Room A

10:00 CET

D27: Innovative teaching strategies for global academic collaboration towards a sustainable society
The main objective of the event would be to share innovative teaching strategies to optimize learning for a new generation of students in a global society. These teaching strategies can be implemented and reflected upon in selected cohorts of students from the participating departments and countries. Activities will focus on enhancing students’ academic performance, but will also focus on the development of skills and competencies during clinical placement in a profession where artificial intelligence (AI) is raising many questions about the stimulation of critical thinking skills for the training of employable graduates. Examples of such strategies include, to mention but a few are, peer-assisted learning, simulation-based learning, problem-based learning, and critical thinking.

Speakers
JD

J du Plessis

HoD, Central University of Technology


Wednesday November 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CET
Zoom Room B

10:00 CET

D29: Cisheteronormativity, Society and Schooling in South African and Swedish Contexts
From a legislative perspective, South Africa and Sweden are world leaders in support for LGBTQI rights, but research has revealed the sharp contrast between the protection of gender and sexuality diversity at the legislative level and the schooling experience of gender and sexuality minorities in both societies. The papers presented in this session focus on how queer youth navigate schooling and how educational institutions respond to gender and sexuality diversity. Our objectives, therefore, are to understand the experiences of queer school attending youth, to examine the response of schools regarding teaching, learning and support, and explore ways in which these practices are beneficial, fall short or might be improved. Francis opens the session by questioning – what the teaching and learning of sexuality education, in South African schools, reveal about counter-normative gender and sexualities. He argues that while many teachers argue for the inclusion of counter-normative gender and sexualities, in their teaching and responses they privilege cis-heteronormativity and construct queer youth not only as innocent and childlike but also as hypersexual and rebellious – requiring discipline and intervention. Schmitt reports on interview-based research with trans and non-binary young people in Swedish schools. Schmitt analyses how schools’ and teachers’ desire for clarity – through emphasising racial, gender and body normativity – affects young trans and non-binary people. This proposed workshop underscores our intention to deepen and share research on heteronormativity and schooling and to initiate and strengthen research collaboration in this field.  
 
Keywords: heteronormativity, schooling, queer, transgender, non-binary


Moderators
AB

Anthony Brown

University of Johannesburg

Speakers
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Irina Schmitt

Senior lecturer, Lund University


Wednesday November 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CET
Zoom Room D

10:00 CET

D31: Spatial expansion in peri-urban zones of small rural towns in South Africa
The aim of the workshop is to showcase the research findings from the SASUF Project (2018-2020) on ‘Spatial challenges from peri-urban expansion of small rural towns in South Africa’. The research targets current urbanization trends in South Africa’s marginalized peri-urban areas of small rural towns where the demand for services such as housing, water, sanitation, electricity, schools, health clinics, work opportunities, and transport facilities is rapidly growing. In addition, the ecosystem services and benefits derived from the ecological functions of the natural ecosystems are also discussed. These services are crucial for well-being of people, and development planning for peri-urban zones of small rural towns more generally. In the workshop, the findings from cases studies of Makhado Biaba and other small rural towns in South Africa are presented and analyzed. The best practices on similar experiences from Sweden are also showcased.  
  1. Introduction 
  1. An overview of the project and, peri-urban areas and small rural towns in South Africa; and methodology used to collect data: Emaculate Ingwani and Per Schubert 
  1. Ecosystem services and benefits derived from the ecological functions of the natural ecosystems – a Swedish perspective: Nils Ekelund 
  1. An analysis of peri-urban expansion and changing livelihoods in Makhado Biaba: Shonisani Felicia Phaswana 
  1. Vulnerability in marginalized peri-urban areas, a current challenge in dynamic Swedish and S A cities: Marie Thynell 
  1. The concept of transport-oriented development: minibus taxis in stimulating the socioeconomic development and livelihoods in peri-urban and informal areas: Verna Nel 
  1. Innovations in informal transportation amid Covid19: Trynos Gumbo  
  1. Peri-urban expansion and municipal service provision in Makhado Biaba: Luminosa Rutendo Gurure 
  1. Potential of rural growth strategy in fostering local economics in Makhado Biaba: Ngudo Winnie Nthangeni 
Keywords: small rural towns, peri-urban, spatial, livelihoods, public & ecosystems services.

Moderators
Speakers
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Nils Ekelund

Professor, Malmö university
I am a professor in biology and I am interested in research questions regarding climate change, ecosystem services, urbanization, teaching science etc.


Wednesday November 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CET
Zoom Room F

12:30 CET

E34: A case study and discussion on leveraging the potential of global student driven initiatives for innovation and sustainability (Ambitious Africa and Hydro-IT)
The idea begin the event is to showcase how student initiatives are working to drive innovation and sustainability alongside and aided by academia and other societal actors, through the specific case of South African Hydro-IT’s journey to-date, followed by a generalised moderated discussion with a panel of 3-4 people recently students and/or involved with research, with experience of leading cross-border, entrepreneurial, academic-to-practical projects. The aims are to enlighten participants about concrete student innovation for sustainability, to show that South Africa-Sweden international collaborations are desired from the student side and fruitful for innovation, especially in the field of sustainability, and for universities and participants to learn, from the examples and discussion at hand, how they can aid and leverage the innate potential in student led projects to drive innovation.

Keywords: Student innovation, international collaboration

Moderators
Wednesday November 25, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room B

12:30 CET

E35: Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Research and Education
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) requires cooperation between the university, student and society. WIL approaches develop new knowledge and skills related to an ever-changing societal context and global citizenry. This workshop aims to reflect and analyse the integration of WIL in higher education, illustrated through educational and research collaborations of WIL between University West – UWC – CUT.
Keywords: WIL; Societal advancement; Employability; Transformation of higher education

Moderators
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Per Assmo

Professor, University West
HJ

Henri Jacobs

Deputy Director: Work Integrated Learning & Skills Development, Central University Of Technology, Free State

Speakers
FS

Fredrik Sunnemark

Associate Professor, University West


Wednesday November 25, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room C

12:30 CET

E40: Advancing Internationalisation through North – South Networks in Pandemic Times
Networks have in recent years gained prominence in internationalisation. Increasingly, universities collaborate in multilateral groups and often prefer network memberships over forging bilateral partnerships. Some networks are initiated by universities, whereas others are established following impetus and funding from donors. One instance of a successful higher education network is the South Africa-Sweden University Forum (SASUF).

This workshop will discuss contemporary university networks in a fast-changing higher education landscape characterised by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. First, participants will consider the rationales for higher education collaboration in networks, with a focus on understanding the contribution of networks to comprehensive internationalisation. 
 
After that, the modalities of collaboration in North-South networks will be explored, with a particular focus on learning from the experience of network dynamics which shaped SASUF in the pandemic period. Specific attention will be afforded to interrogating how equality can be achieved and sustained in a large-scale network involving universities from countries with divergent wealth. Participants will develop strategies for managing and sustaining network collaboration in the anticipated post-COVID-19 reality. 
 
The facilitators intend to consolidate the workshop findings in a research paper, which is part of a research project on comprehensive internationalisation which they have registered at the University of the Free State. 

Keywords: internationalisation – networks; higher education collaboration; comprehensive internationalisation; decolonial networks

Speakers
CH

Cornelius Hagenmeier

Director: Office for International Affairs, University of the Free State


Wednesday November 25, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room E

12:30 CET

E36: Making Research Count: Women and Human Economy In South Africa
For this workshop, we propose to present our two connected SASUF projects. In the first hour, we will talk about the importance of informal financial markets for the well-being of disadvantaged communities in South Africa (sdg 1, 5, 10). We propose to show and comment the documentary we made in 2019, titled Stokvel: A Lesson from Zululand (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rtMd6bzoUw&t=338s) based on our research. We defend the idea that financial inclusion is not always desirable. The stokvel system is of tremendous importance for disadvantaged communities with limited access to resources and formal financial products in South Africa. We advocate for the preservation of such a system. It benefits not only the poor but in particular women thanks to its close association with Ubuntu set of values.

In the second hour, we will talk about our follow-up project. While investigating the stokvel system, we realized that most women relied on social grants to make ends meet. The lack of labor opportunities in certain disadvantaged areas is a major problem for these communities. Through our interviews, we found that women there are not trained for any specific crafts. In close collaboration with these women, we have arranged several training sessions in crocheting, knitting and sewing. Particular emphasis has been put on sewing facial masks.
We would like to share our experience. We intend to have a conversation about community engagement and the role of social scientists. This hands-on academic research and work is part of the Human Economy approach developed by Elise Dermineur Reuterswärd (www.humaneconomylab.com) and Unathi Kolanisi.  

Keywords: human economy, women, disadvantaged communities, training, informal financial markets


Speakers
avatar for Elise Dermineur Reuterswärd

Elise Dermineur Reuterswärd

Associate professor of history


Wednesday November 25, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room D

12:30 CET

E37: National Skills Development Strategy
South Africa is an unequal society where the socio-economic situation favours the few well connected citizens making the rich more richer and the poor poorer. Government is unable to provide jobs and basic needs e.g. water and healthcare. To achieve equity effort should should focus on social transformation through education.  The education system should be transformed to empower its products with employable and job creation skills to enable them contribute the country’s development. Knowledge is power hence education should  be used to bring about socio-economic equality. This workshop emphasies the provision of job skills for the unemployed youth through  proper implementation of the National Skills Development Strategy. The acquisition of job skills can happen through apprenticeships and learnerships programmes.This workshop will focus on how the transition from apartheid to post-apartheid can be managed through relevant education and skills training to reduce social inequalities in the country. To achieve this aim the workshop will discuss the following:
  • lessons learned from other countries in skills development for socio-economic change.
  • the importance of socio-economic transformation.
  • vocational and technical skills acquisition and
  • the role of adult education in socio-economic transformation.
  • recommendations for the implementation of the NSDS
 
Keywords:  Skills   Development,   Knowledge,   Education,   Unemployment,   Socio-Economic Transformation

Moderators
Speakers
AO

Abisuga-Oyekunle Oluwayemisi Adebola

Tshwane University of Technology


Wednesday November 25, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room A

12:30 CET

E38: Increase of cybersecurity and the prevention of Cybercrime in Africa
Internet in Africa is growing faster than in other continents. With the fast growing internet connectivity, the continent can be used as a stepping stone for cyber attacks. Cybersecurity legislation and enforcement measures in the continent are gradually improving.  However, it is argued that, although great strides have been made in terms of cybersecurity legislation and policy in Africa, more agile governance is needed. With the increasing dependency on data in the 4IR, proactive measures to train cybersecurity professionals are needed to protect citizens. In addition, even if police forces are able to install technical controls to counter cyber threats, their staff members’ cyber-behaviour may be a weak link in the cybersecurity chain and police forces in Africa will probably not have sufficient training. The cultivation of a cybersecurity culture has been shown to be the best approach to address human behaviour in the cyber domain
 
Keywords: Cybersecurity legislation, cybersecurity culture


Wednesday November 25, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room F

14:30 CET

F46: Stimulating debates around internationalization and decolonization, sustainability in higher education and inclusion of the othered
The Internationalization of tertiary institutions and the decolonization in higher education are one area that has grown interests in and to researchers, scholars, entities, organizations, and private companies. We live in times where the fourth industrial revolution and development goals permit such discussions and debates on issues that affect our agency. Exiting from the global south perspective, I understand that debates around internationalization and decolonization concern not only the global-south but also the global-north.  
This workshop aims at stimulating debates around internationalization during decolonization, the production of knowledge transformation in the higher education sector, rankings, politics of location and institutions, sustainable higher education, and society, and including the othered for a sustainable social cohesion. However, the question is whether higher education institutions sustainably embrace such debates. How do universities activate capabilities and remove gatekeepers in ensuring sustainable internationalization and decolonization? How do universities promote social cohesion through internationalization and decolonization? There is a need to start debates to contribute to the discourse in higher education and the globe as both internationalization and decolonization are connected to globalization. 

Keywords: Internationalization and decolonization, sustainable higher education, Inclusive education, education for change, capabilities .


Speakers

Wednesday November 25, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room A

14:30 CET

F41: Changing patterns of smallholder farming in South Africa: implications for livelihood and food security in the context of climate change
On May 5, 2020 we arranged a webinar in place of the postponed SASUF event, entitled “Deagrarianisation: underlying reasons and and effects across contexts in South Africa and Europe”. During that webinar and associated longer recorded lectures we discussed deagrarianisation across contexts in South Africa and Europe. During the proposed workshop we intend to build on that webinar to continue discussions on how to interpret deagrarianisation in South Africa’s former homelands and what this means for livelihoods and food security. The workshop will include a discussion amongst panelists followed by questions and comments from participants in the audience. In preparation for the workshop participants are encouraged to watch the recorded May 5 deagrarianisation webinar and selected longer lectures of interest found here: https://www.siani.se/search/?s=deagrarianisation&lang=en  

Keywords: deagrarianisation, food security, depesantisation, agrarian change, climate change
 


Speakers
KF

Klara Fischer

Associate professor, Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
My research broadly concerns the relations between smallholders' practices and agricultural policies. I defended my theisis on Smallholder agriculture in the Eastern Cape and the introduction of GM Bt maize in 2013 (you can read it here: https://pub.epsilon.slu.se/10406/). Since then... Read More →


Wednesday November 25, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room B

14:30 CET

F42: Research in Social Science Education – forming a network for future research
The aim of this workshop is to discuss and plan for a research network in Social Science Education in compulsory primary and secondary schools and in Teacher Education. Social Science Education includes a broad range of  interdisciplinary approaches, some highly topical, challenging and maybe controversial. The research network can encourage theoretical discussions on social science education, teaching and learning and related empirical research, whether qualitative or quantitative. Also, scholarly perspectives on practices of teaching and learning and the discussion of policies, empirical results, and research methods in social science education will be included. Social Science Education is important in connection to the sustainable development goals and Agenda 2030 and the UN efforts to enhance quality education. The forming of a researchers’ network and planning for international collaboration for research in Social Science Education in compulsory primary and secondary schools and in Teacher Education between researchers in South Africa and Sweden can expand this interdisciplinary field with interesting results and cooperation for the future.  
 
Keywords: Social Science Education research, network, compulsory primary and secondary school, Teacher Education.


Speakers
KV

Kerstin von Brömssen

University West, Sweden


Wednesday November 25, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room C

14:30 CET

F43: Conviviality, Precarity and Creolisation. Results and reflections
“Precarity and Conviviality – Towards a Politics of Rethinking Democracy” was one of the collaborate projects in 2018-19, with three Swedish and three South African participants, representing five universities. We held two workshops in Cape Town and Stellenbosch (March 2019) and one symposium and workshop in Malmö and Kåseberga (September 2019), under the aegis of the research platform Rethinking Democracy (REDEM). One of the participants, MA student Natasha Verco, Malmö, did her Degree Project in South Africa (Western Cape) as part of the project.

The aim of this virtual workshop is to present some of the individual results, catch up with the current Covid 19 situation and discuss possible ways forward for continued collaboration.

14.30 – 14.50
Housing Justice Activism in Cape Town
An MA project and an exhibition
Natasha Verco, Malmö University
14.50 – 15.05
'Only connect!'
Reading precarity and conviviality in novels
Cheryl Stobie, University of KwaZulu-Natal
 
15.05 – 15.40
Cape Calypso – South Africa in the eyes of a stranger
Presentation of the book Contaminations and Ethnographic Fictions: Southern Crossings
Oscar Hemer, Malmö University
15.40 – 16
Discussion. Ways forward

Keywords: Precarity, Conviviality, Creolisation, Housing, Narrative


Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Stobie

Cheryl Stobie

Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal
My field of research is Anglophone literature, particularly by South/African authors, and film. I analyse these texts using the theoretical lenses of postcolonialism and gender studies. Representations of precarity and conviviality are of interest to me as they highlight issues of... Read More →
NV

Natasha Verco

MA graduate in Communication for Development at Malmö University. Natasha is originally fromAustralia, but currently based in Kvidinge, Sweden, and Christiania, Denmark. She has done her 2-year MA Degree project on Housing Justice Activism in Cape Town as part of the SASUF collaborative... Read More →
OH

Oscar Hemer

Malmö University
Professor of Journalistic and Literary Creation at Malmö University. He is the founder and former head of the MA programme in Communication for Development. Besides Academia, he is a writer of fiction and a literary translator from Spanish. His current research is at the crossroads... Read More →


Wednesday November 25, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room D

14:30 CET

F44: The Role of Education in Promoting Social Change in South Africa and Sweden
The aim of the event is to share some tentative findings and early impressions on ‘the Role of Education in Promoting Social Change in South Africa and Sweden’, a SASUF funded project, and to invite participants to join us in a discussion of the role of change agents in general, and the role of education in particular. 
 
Semistructured interviews were carried out in South Africa and Sweden with teachers and learners at high school level on how they view the role of education in relation to contemporary critical issues such as citizenship, inclusive education and environmental sustainability. 
 
During our presentation, we will share examples of teachers and students’ voices on which issues in society they find important and think are vital for a sustainable society in general. We focus on three areas of interest: 1) citizenship and democracy, 2) inclusive education and cultural diversity, and 3) environmental sustainability and climate change. 
 
During the event participants will have an opportunity to share their own experience and reflections regarding activities promoting agency for social change in society. The ambition is to enable small group discussion as well as a general discussion before summarising and looking ahead towards future research. 
 
Keywords: agency for change, citizienship, inclusive education, sustainable development, education 


Speakers
AM

Annika Manni

Umeå University


Wednesday November 25, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room E

14:30 CET

F45: Entrepreneurship for frugal innovation
The purpose with the workshop is to investigate the interest for collaboration and participation in an ongoing research project between UCT and KTH. The project aims to understand how to improve the support for urban social entrepreneurs in building a sustainable business and developing innovative product and service offerings. Frugal innovations, i.e. the development and implementation of novel, affordable, accessible products created in and/or for resource-constrained settings, have become of increasing interest for both theory and practice as they challenge traditional innovation and entrepreneurial pathways in creating resourceful and sustainable outcomes. In our project we aim to develop our understanding of how frugal innovations are developed to potentially contribute to sustainable urbanization in both emerging and developed markets. 
 
As we have the ambition to scale-up our study, and develop a survey to investigate critical factors we would like to explore the interest for collaboration and participation among researchers in both Sweden and South Africa. 
 
A preliminary overall question for the workshop would be: How can we create conditions for frugal innovation entrepreneurship contributing to a sustainable urbanization?
 
Keywords: Frugal Innovation. Social Enterprises. Entreprenurship. Informal and formal sector.

Speakers
SN

Susanne Nilsson

KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Wednesday November 25, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room F
 
Thursday, November 26
 

08:30 CET

G50: Making education fashionable in remoteless areas
The idea is to take the advantage of the digital capacity to promote access to education to people in remoteless areas and places where the are no higher education institutions. This will eventually enhance development in those areas. 
 
 
 
 
Keywords (max 5): 
Promotion of access to education 



Thursday November 26, 2020 08:30 - 10:30 CET
Zoom Room A

08:30 CET

G51: A Students' perspective on the inclusion of Female Leaders in International Organizations
The aim of this workshop is to profile established and upcoming female leaders within their respective fields. The challenges that they faced on their journey, where they each are and what their future plans will be. We will also be touching on women empowerment especially with the girl child, how to open doors and break the proverbial glass ceilings so that other women can comein and take up space.

Keywords (max 5): Leadership, women empowerment, social justice, inclusion

Speakers

Thursday November 26, 2020 08:30 - 10:30 CET
Zoom Room B

08:30 CET

G52: Diversity in a South African Context
South Africa is seen to be a multicultural, multiracial and diverse country, this might not beunderstood by many. It is my aim to clarify how South Africa's diverse nation operates as wellas what the challenges and the positives are of living in a diverse nation. The rainbow nation ascommonly referred to has come with a tremendous struggle and has shaped our nation and its individuals in ways that can only improve and better our future leaders, my aim is to bring forthan international understanding of South Africa culture and ways of life.


Keywords (max 5): Education, Diversity, Success, Apartheid,Difference 

Speakers
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Rae Mount

Student, South African College of Applied PSychology / Thabo Mbeki Afrikan Leadership Institute


Thursday November 26, 2020 08:30 - 10:30 CET
Zoom Room F

08:30 CET

G47: Challenge driven education for entrepreneurship and innovation – combining the use of digital and physical space to build innovation capacity
The purpose with the workshop is investigate the interest for collaboration and participation in developing online challenge driven education (CDE) courses in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition, to investigate how physical spaces supporting innovation and entrepreneurship that addresses pressing needs in local areas can be developed and used also in education and research. 
 
As part of an ongoing collaboration between UCT and GDH at KTH we are exploring how to develop online courses to train master level student in addressing real-life sustainability challenges in Cape Town townships. The ambition is to create courses where students from different disciplines collaborate with the local community to identify and create innovative solutions and business models. The course presently under development is taking its basis in the Solution Space Philippi, http://gsbsolutionspace.uct.ac.za and we would like to explore the interest from researchers on developing similar spaces in South Africa as well as in Sweden.  
 
A preliminary overall question for the workshop would be: How can we develop both physical and digital spaces that improve our students innovation and entrepreneurial competence and support the innovation capacity in local communities?  
 
Keywords: Digital education. Entreprenurship and innovation competence. Challenge driven education. Living labs. 


Speakers
SN

Susanne Nilsson

KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Thursday November 26, 2020 08:30 - 10:30 CET
Zoom Room C

08:30 CET

G48: Implementing norm conscious teaching and learning in South Africa and Sweden
Following the SASUF meeting in 2019, the partnership of academics from universities in Sweden and South Africa pursued the aim to consider challenging violence, a worldwide phenomenon that takes on different forms and occurs at all levels of society, through disrupting norms and practices in higher education. The discussions at a workshop in Cape Town in February 2020 shifted this multidisciplinary team towards a focus drawing on the strengths of the Swedish collaborators in the educational pursuit of norm critical pedagogy and the South African collaborators on social transformation through the goal to decolonise the curriculum and university. In this workshop there will be presentations to look at the dynamics of the partnership including achievements and challenges; consider lessons learnt from STINT collaborations where the focus was on violence, innovative research methods and the need for a decolonised curriculum; and to share experiences of Norm-critique in action. Discussion will be directed towards seeking opportunities for participants to engage with norm conscious teaching and learning as a tool for promoting decolonization and planning towards the implementation of Norm-critique in the curriculum. The workshop will close with a look at options for the future of this partnership as we seek to continue research in social transformation through education interventions and pedagogies.  
 
Keywords: norm-critique, decolonizing the curriculum, social transformation, disrupting higher education
 


Speakers
avatar for Elisabeth Dahlborg

Elisabeth Dahlborg

professor, University West
My work at the present is to implement normcritical pedagogics in nursing education, hence I also work with crititcal discourse analysis and Work integrated Learning. inequity in Health related to unequal resources ( economy, etnicity, gender )
PE

Penelope Engel-Hills

Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Cape Peninsula University of Technology


Thursday November 26, 2020 08:30 - 10:30 CET
Zoom Room D

08:30 CET

G49: Future Impact Today: Opportunities and challenges of a proposed birth cohort study in Central South Africa
This workshop will explore the opportunities and challenges related to the implementation of a birth cohort study (Future Impact Today) in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Experiences of senior researchers from Sweden who have expertise in the planning and management of birth cohort studies will assist in providing direction to address the identified challenges. We plan to identify linkages in South Africa and Sweden, and apply methods from life course epidemiology to investigate and address the short and long-term consequences of early nutrition across the life course and across generations. The aim of the workshop is to strengthen our international research networks.

Keywords: malnutrition, developmental origins of health and disease, birth cohort

Speakers
avatar for Prof Corinna Walsh

Prof Corinna Walsh

Professor, Dept Nutrition and Dietetics, University of the Free State, South Africa
Developmental origins of health and diseaseChronic diseases of lifestyleMalnutritionHIV/AIDS


Thursday November 26, 2020 08:30 - 10:30 CET
Zoom Room E

09:00 CET

G53: The double burden of malnutrition in South Africa: the importance of food security, nutritional intake and environmental factors
The pandemics of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change are threatening human health and survival. Increased knowledge in the field is needed for adopting urgent measures to ensure that the most vulnerable people, already suffering the highest rates of malnutrition, improve their capacities and means to adapt to the negative effects of changing climate, while enhancing their resilience to food and nutrition insecurity.
 
The following topics will be presented and discussed during this workshop:
 
  • Professor Julian May – Changes in food security in South Africa since the end of Apartheid: Evidence using child malnourishment.
  • Professor Rina Swart – Exploring the dietary intake of South Africans over the period of 1997-2019 by age and income decile to postulate the foodprint of these changes.
  • Associate professor Wayne Twine – Exploring the environmental dimension of malnutrition in South Africa, and how it intersects which household characteristics to determine the impact pathway on food security and nutrition.
  • Fezile Wagner, PhD candidate; Maquines Odhiambo Sewe, PhD; and Masoud Vaezghasemi, PhD – Developing spatio-temporal binomial hierarchical regression model to assess the association of climate signals on stunting in South Africa.
 
Keywords: The double burden of malnutrition, food security, nutritional intake, environmental factors, climate change

Speakers
MV

Masoud Vaezghasemi

Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University


Thursday November 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:30 CET
Zoom Room B

10:45 CET

Closing Workshop: Fostering Multidisciplinary International University Collaborations, Closing Remarks
The aim of the proposed workshop is to present earlier research on multidisciplinary international university collaborations, and against that backdrop invite workshop participants to discuss what can be learned about such collaborations from the SASUF initiative.

The SASUF initiative provides an empirical illustration for learning more about the governance of international and multi-disciplinary university collaborations. Examining the goals and how SASUF has been organized can generate strong take-aways of how to set up and coordinate university collaborations. Given that SASUF is a very ambitious undertaking, characterized by several layers of complexity such as many university partners in both South Africa and Sweden, multidisciplinary, multicultural and aiming for initiating projects that contribute to the UN development goals, we envision both a breadth and depth in the learnings. These findings will be valuable to those who aim to initiate international university collaborations in the future.

During the workshop participants will have an opportunity and are encouraged to share their own experience and reflections regarding the SASUF initiative. The ambition is to enable small group discussion as well as a general discussion before summarizing the workshop participant input.

To conclude, Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University Eva Åkesson will provide Closing Remarks and an update on the Future of SASUF.

Keywords: SASUF; University collaborations; Multidisciplinary; Multicultural; UN development goals

Speakers
OL

Olof Lindahl

Dept. of Business Studies, UU
LZ

Lena Zander

Professor, Uppsala University


Thursday November 26, 2020 10:45 - 12:00 CET
Zoom Room A
 
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