Africa Day 2023

The JYU Africa Networks is hosting the Africa Day celebration event at JYU. For participants UTU it is possible to join the event online or on-site at Rosetta Webinar Studio.
The event that brings together participants from JAMK, University of Helsinki, University of Turku and University of Eastern Finland will see many sessions presented in the day-long event. There are interesting panel discussions on immigrants and the entry dynamics into the Finnish labour market, a joint session that brings together doctoral researchers and Early Career Researchers from the University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland, University of Turku and the University of Jyväskylä to present their work. There will be a round table on racism in the Finnish HEIs and poster presentations later in the day. The event will not end without some music and dance, with an all-day quality coffee, refreshments and snacks supplied to the guests. Come with a friend, get to celebrate with the JYU Africa Network and the JYU community.


Please register here

Place: online: zoom (you will get the link after registration) OR on-site: Rosetta Webinar Studio Rosetta, Koskenniemenkatu 4 T9

12:00-12:05: Welcome remarks – Africa Networks Academic leader

Professor Tiina Kontinen, University of Jyväskylä

12:05-12:15: Differentiation-related tensions in the thinking and instruction of Eritrean elementary and middle school science and mathematics teachers

Desalegn Zerai, University of Jyväskylä

12:15-12.25: A design study on the impact of educational robotics in Namibia

Annastasia Shipepe, University of Eastern Finland

12:25-12:35: Basic education curriculum and EFL teacher education for 21st Century learning in Finland and Kenya

Franklin Nyairo, University of Helsinki

12:35-12:45: Trends of external causes of mortality in Seychelles

Anne Abio, University of Turku

12:45-12:55: The use of medical trainees and law enforcement trauma teams and registries. Experience from Uganda

Herman Lule, University of Turku

12:55-13:05: The status of women and gender studies in Ethiopia: A critical reflection

Aynalem M. Gemechu, University of Helsinki

13:05-13:15: Adopting bring your own device (BYOD) policy in math’s teaching and learning in Namibia: Multi-stakeholders’ behavioural intentions

Cloneria Jatileni, University of Eastern Finland

13:15-13:25: Why many highly educated African migrants in Finland are boiling and zombie frogs! Quivine Ndomo, University of Jyväskylä

13:25-13:30: Closing remarks – Africa Networks Academic leader

Professor Laura Stark, University of Jyväskylä