SANORD-SAFINET Webinar on Collaboration in Health and Well-being

Tampere University in Finland invites Southern African higher education institutions’ staff and students to participate in a webinar on collaboration in health and well-being on 17 June at 12:00-14:00 CAT/SAST 13:00-15:00 EEST. 

The webinar is jointly organized by SAFINET, Southern African and Finnish Higher Education Institutions’ for Health and Well-being network, and SANORD, Southern African-Nordic Centre. Please join the webinar to hear about current collaboration and potential for engaging in joint activities in health and well-being within the networks. For registration, agenda and presenters, please see below.


Welcome words:

  • Umesh Bawa, Director of the SANORD Central Office, University of the Western Cape

Introducing SAFINET:

  • Vice Dean Sami Pirkola, SAFINET’s academic director, Tampere University

Social protection and health: A multisectoral global agenda:

  • Associate professor Salla Atkins, Tampere University and Karolinska Institutet
  • Ms Lieve Vanleeuw, South African Medical Research Council and Tampere University

Arts, participatory design, democratic development and service development

  • Dean Satu Miettinen, Professor of Service Design, University of Lapland
  • Dr Melanie Sarantou, Senior Researcher, University of Lapland
  • Michelle van Wyk, Design Lecturer, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Facilitation of healthcare (healthtech) innovations

  • Prof. Jari Hyttinen, Computational Biophysics and Imaging Group, Tampere University

Collaboration with Finnish Higher Education Institutions

  • Dr. Ellen Ndeshi Namhila, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Namibia