The Board is elected by and reports to the SANORD Council. The Board meets quarterly, three times through teleconferences and one time in a physical meeting held in conjunction with an academic event and the annual Council meeting. The Board consists of the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson and 6 other members of the Council for a period of two years.


Gro Anita Fonnes Flaten

Pro-Rector – Research

+47 55 587 813

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Past Chair:

Prof. Yohana J. S. Mashalla

Dean - Faculty of Health Sciences

+26 73 552 917

University of Botswana

Bjarke Paarup

Head of the School of Culture and Society

+45 87 162 158

Aarhus University

Prof. Yogi Naik

+263-29-228 0376

National University of Science and Technology (NUST)

Cecilia Christersson

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement and Challenge Based Learning

+46 72 743 5767

Malmö University

Juha Teperi

Dean – Faculty of Social Sciences

+35 84 051 33714

Tampere University

Orlando Quilambo


+25 82 142 7851

Eduardo Mondlane University

Stephanie Burton

Vice-Principal: Research and Postgraduate Education

+27 12 420 2946

University of Pretoria

Umesh Bawa

Director: International Relations

+27 21 959 2487

University of the Western Cape

Maureen Davis

Administrator and Secretariat

+27 21 959 3802

SANORD Central Office (University of the Western Cape)

Dear all friends of the SANORD community. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the SANORD board has decided to hold the entire conference on a digital platform. The programme will be restructured and shortened, but we will keep the same dates 7- 10 September 2021.

Information about participant fee and registration will be announced during February 2021.

If you have handed in an abstract for the 2020 conference, you can choose to keep this for the 2021 digital conference or submit a new abstract. The new submission deadline is 1 May 2021.

SANORD conference Committee

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