Programme

THURSDAY, 11 February: Pre-Conference Workshop

9:00–15:00 Thesis workshop for Master’s students, facilitated by Henni Alava (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Jyväskylä), Katriina Huttunen (PhD Candidate, University of Helsinki) and Ayonghe Akonwi (PhD Candidate, University of Lapland)

FRIDAY, 12 February: Development Day 2021 – Online Symposium 

9.15 Welcome Henri Onodera (Chair, Finnish Society for Development Research)
Opening words Anja Nygren (Professor, University of Helsinki)

9.30-12.00 Roundtable: Covid 19-pandemic and development research: Ways forward?
Panelists: Barry Gills (Professor, University of Helsinki), Bonn Juego (University Teacher, University of Jyväskylä), Tiina Kontinen (Associate Professor, University of Jyväskylä), Elina Oinas (Professor, University of Helsinki) & Gutu Wayessa (Grant Researcher, University of Helsinki)
Moderator: Christopher Chagnon (PhD Candidate, University of Helsinki) and Ayonghe Akonwi (PhD Candidate, University of Lapland)

12.00-13.30 Lunch break

13.30-15.00 Parallel online sessions:
Session I: Covid 19-pandemic and development research
Speakers: Yahia Benyamina (PhD Candidate, University of Oran & University of Tampere), Salla Sariola (Finnish Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki) and Tuija Veintie (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki)
Moderator: Marjaana Jauhola (University Lecturer, University of Helsinki)

The Covid 19-pandemic has implied multiple challenges for the ways in which development research could been conducted. It may have also implied new ways of research collaboration. This session offers an open forum for sharing and discussing these experiences (either individual research or research projects). 

Session II: Visions and ways forward for the post-pandemic future
Speakers: Maria Fernanda Gebara (Research activist and social anthropologist), Mary Menton (Research Fellow, University of Sussex), and Mathew Bukhi Mabele (Postdoc and Lecturer, University of Dodoma)
Moderator: Sabaheta Ramcilovik-Suominen (Academy of Finland Research Fellow, Natural Resources Institute Finland)

15.30-16.30 Closing discussion

Discussion continues with summaries from Roundtable and online sessions I and II.

Moderator: Henri Onodera (Chair, Finnish Society for Development Research)