Events

 

Sirkka Tshinigayamwe gave a seminar on 19 Sep 2017 at 13.15-15 in Blåsenhus room 21:239 on the topic "Grappling with adversatives in modern day Africa: The role of education, governments, health and culture." Dr. Tshiningayamwe presented an overview of the interconnected adversities faced by many people and countries in the Southern African region. From threats to health including malnourishment and communicable diseases to political challenges of corruption many of the sustainability challenges of the region can not be understood in isolation but need to be considered through a cultural and historic lens. This lead into her outlining some of the, especially educational responses that have been undertaken detailing a number of efforts where a recurring theme is the collaborative, social and community based approaches to education. Such approaches has moved beyond assumptions of learning as a issue of short-term transfer of knowledge but rather looking toward long term change. To close out, successes and achievements were discussed with a focus on how international collaborations, research, capacity and also engagement among participants have been crucial in enabling the success of many educational efforts. This also point to implications for taking educational approaches further both in the African continent as well as learning from these processes in addressing the interconnected sustainability challenges of health, politics and culture in a global perspective. 

The lecture was followed by a stimulating discussion lead by Martin Mickelsson where participants brought up questions of learning, policy, national, regional and global relevance as well as the potential of the systems thinking on display in the educational innovations described in the lecture.

 

 

 

Invitation to TRUST Seminar 19 Sep: Grappling with adversatives in modern day Africa

 

Seminar with Sirkka Tshiningayamwe

 

Seminar with Sirkka Tshiningayamwe