Africa Day 2023: “Spotlighting Africa-related research conducted by doctoral and early career researchers in four Finnish HEIs”

TypeOpen for all, Registration required


OrganiserCoalition of Africa Networks | University of Eastern Finland | University of Helsinki | University of Jyväskylä | University of Turku

TopicsGINTL Network

25 May is Africa Day, and it is celebrated under the theme “The year of AfCFTA: Acceleration of the African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation”. This year, the Universities of Helsinki, Turku, Eastern Finland and Jyväskylä are organising a joint Africa Day celebration event online. The joint online event will take place from 12:00-13:30 and will focus on presentations by doctoral and early career researchers highlighting their ongoing research on Africa-related topics. This is an open event.


The event is hosted through Zoom and requires registration.



Welcome remarks

Africa Networks Academic leader Professor Tiina Kontinen, University of Jyväskylä


Differentiation-related tensions in the thinking and instruction of Eritrean elementary and middle school science and mathematics teachers

Desalegn Zerai, University of Jyväskylä


A design study on the impact of educational robotics in Namibia

Annastasia Shipepe, University of Eastern Finland


Basic education curriculum and EFL teacher education for 21st Century learning in Finland and Kenya

Franklin Nyairo, University of Helsinki


Adopting bring your own device (BYOD) policy in math’s teaching and learning in Namibia: Multi-stakeholders’ behavioural intentions

Cloneria Jatileni, University of Eastern Finland


Trends of external causes of mortality in Seychelles

Anne Abio, University of Turku


The use of medical trainees and law enforcement trauma teams and registries. Experiences from Uganda

Herman Lule, University of Turku


The status of women and gender studies in Ethiopia: A critical reflection

Aynalem M. Gemechu, University of Helsinki


Why many highly educated African migrants in Finland are boiling and zombie frogs!

Quivine Ndomo, University of Jyväskylä


Closing remarks

Africa Networks Academic Leader Professor Laura Stark, University of Jyväskylä

Session facilitator

Elizabeth Eta, Postdoctoral Researcher, GINTL, University of Helsinki


Please contact the organising team in case of any questions and inquiries.

Elizabeth Eta

Postdoctoral Researcher


Maaria Manyando

Project Coordinator


Members of our network

We are a network of dedicated scholars and practitioners, who work jointly with our partners to co-create research-based solutions for local needs.

Together, we can spark cycles of learning for better education. 

Project coordinators

GINTL Finnish higher education institutions