After the eventful week in Helsinki it was time to relocate to the historical riverside town of Turku. The event took place in Åbo Akademi´s Arken house, in the heart of the old ironmill block.
Nordic Africa days was organized by different nordic universities and institutions such as Nordic Africa Institute. Most of the participants were researchers from nordic universities, and the keynote speacers were international experts.
Few keynote speakers worth mentioning were author/professor Mahmood Mamdani, who has written may interesting books. And Joyce Nyairo Program officer of media and civil society in the Ford foundation in Kenya. She talked about the changes in media, radios and television in east Africa
The focus of the event was more in social sciences and culture than in technology. That was one of the various reasons why the seminar was so interesting, challenging and beneficial. Talking to people with different backgrounds, from political sciences and urbanization researchers to gender issue specialists was really insipring. Getting to know Africa from non-energy or non-environmental angle is in my aspect really important to the European Pamoja team. Read more