Nomination Committee

Every three years, the SANORD Council appoints a Nominations Committee consisting of 8 members (4 from each region). The role of the Nominations Committee is to advise on the election of Officers/Committees, peruse new membership applications, applications for theme group projects and make recommendations to the Board, according to their discretion.

Aarhus University

Jan Ifversen

Faculty of Arts


University of Jyväskylä

Johanna Kivimäki

Acting Coordinator – UniPid


University of Turku

Irinja Paakkenaan

Head of International Affairs


Rhodes University

Roddy Fox

Geography Department


Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Chris Nhlapo

Research & Innovation


University of Lusaka

Pinalo Chifwanakeni

Vice Chancellor (Rector)


Lund University

Pär Svensson

External Projects


University of Zimbabwe

Naomi Wekwete

Lecturer: Centre for Population Studies


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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