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

Vice Chairperson

Sibusiso Moyo

DVC Research and Innovation

Durban University and Technology

Cecilia Christersson

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

+46 72 743 5767

Malmö University

Sami Pirkola

Vice-dean research for the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor of Social Psychiatry Health Sciences

Tampere University

Manuel Guilherme Júnior


+25 82 142 7851

Eduardo Mondlane University

Setsipane Mokoduwe

Head: International Cooperation

University of Pretoria

Professor Kenneth Kamwi Matengu

Vice Chancellor

University of Namibia

Lena Eskilsson

Rector , Deputy-Vice Chancellor

Lund University

Umesh Bawa

Director: International Relations

+27 21 959 2487

University of the Western Cape

Kelly Cyster

Administrator and Secretariat

+27 21 959 3802

SANORD Central Office (University of the Western Cape)