Newsletter 109 - 23 April 2010


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Business and Politics

• Sida presents business for develoment programme at Globe Forum Conference
Globe Forum 2008Globe Forum is an annual international conference held in Stockholm for business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, political leaders and state actors working in the most dynamic growing markets. The theme for the Globe Forum 2010 will be ”Solar Power, Nanotechnology and Green ICT”. It will take place 28–29 April 2010, at Frihamnshallen, Frihamnsgatan 66 in Stockholm. The primary focus of the conference was to share views and information from the fastest growing markets: China, India, Central and Eastern Europe and the Gulf region, and inspire new business opportunities in the light of global environmental and social challenges. The conference addressed the technology and consumer perspectives and the broader energy areas, including energy availability and usage, transport and environmental issues.
Anders NordströmThe Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is one of Globe Forum's partners. During Globe Forum 2010, its Director-General Anders Nordström (photo to the left) will present Sida’s new public-private collaboration programme entitled ”Business for Development”, B4D. This programme includes a new form of development funding focusing on ”Innovations Against Poverty”.
Invited South Asian speakers for the 2008 Globe Forum include Dipal Chandra Barua, Founder & Chairman, Bright Green Energy Foundation; Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman, IPCC; and Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman for the Munasinghe Institute of Development.
More information about Globe Forum 2010.

Prem Joshua BandSouth Asia related culture in Scandinavia

New and updated items on SASNET web site

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Lars i MaglehemLars Eklund

deputy director/webmaster

SASNET/Swedish South Asian Studies Network

SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia based at Lund University. Its aim is to promote a dynamic networking process in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.
The SASNET network is open to all the sciences. Priority is given to interdisciplinary cooperation across faculties, and more particularly to institutions in the Nordic countries and South Asia. SASNET believes that South Asian studies will be most fruitfully pursued as a cooperative endeavour between researchers in different institutions who have a solid base in their mother disciplines.
The network is financed by Lund University.

Postal address: SASNET – Swedish South Asian Studies Network, Scheelevägen 15 D, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Ideon Research Park, House Alpha 1 (first floor, room no. 2040), in the premises of the Centre for East and South East Asian Studies at Lund University (ACE).
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