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9 - 10 February

Please note that the dates for this event has been changed to 9-10 February.

Stay connected, get involved!

SI Alumni Forum aims to connect you to Swedish businesses, introduce you to Swedish projects within gender equality and equip you with tools to be able to run your own local alumni network to create change. During SIAF in Pune we will officially launch the Sweden Alumni Network India with local chapters. This event targets alumni in India who are interested in being engaged in local chapters. The Swedish Institute invites all Sweden alumni in India to apply to join this event. 

We are looking for alumni who are willing to dedicate some time and energy on a voluntary basis to running local chapters in the different cities in India for at least a year. During this event we will connect you with eachother, with the Swedish Institute, with Swedish companies and the Swedish foreign missions. 

This 1,5 day event will offer inspiration on how we together can make a change and how a strong network of alumni can bring personal and proffessional development to its members. The program offers key notes by Swedish companies and organisations operating in India as well as workshops on leadership led by the Swedish Institute. Full program to be found below soon. You will learn what type of support you can get from the Swedish Institute and the Swedish embassy and you will leave feeling inspired and having lots of new tools on how to mobilising alumni to make a change! 

Participants will be selected based on the motivation given in the application form. We will strive for equal gender representation in the board of each chapter. The chosen participants will be offered accomodation and all meals included for the two days of the event. You can still be a member of Sweden Alumni Network India without applying or joining the SI Alumni Forum. 

What does it mean to be a part of a local alumni chapter steering board?

By sitting in the steering board of a local chapter within the Sweden Alumni Network India you contribute with time and ideas on how alumni can come together to create a positive impact on your local society and for your members' personal development.  Alumni networks around the globe have three purposes: 

  • to offer a platform where you can stay in touch with Sweden and the Swedish Institute
  • to help you get to know people who had the same experience and share the same interests as you
  • to work together for sustainable development in your local context

By sitting in the board, you are part of the executive group that decides on the focus of your chapter, plans activities and applies for financial support from the Swedish Institute. It's fun, rewarding and we promise you will learn a lot!  

Practical information

The event takes place in Pune at Hyatt Pune from morning of 9 February to mida day of 10 February (including an optional dinner on 8 February). All chosen participants will be offered two nights accommodation everything included during these two days. Participants have to organise their own travels and we suggest you arrive on Friday 8 February. 

Draft Program 

Day 1:

 Welcome remarks by Ms Ulrika Sundberg, Consul General of Sweden in Mumbai

Current steering board of Sweden Alumni Network India on previous alumni activities 

Inspirational speeches by Swedish businesses (IKEA, Ericsson, more to be confirmed)

Project Kraftsamla - Sweden's approach to include women in the labour market 

Workshop on Vision of the Sweden Alumni Network India 

Mingle Dinner 

    Day 2:

    Workshops on how to run a local alumni chapter by Mr Mikael Salomonsson, Swedish Institute 

    Workshop on leadership, communication and empowerment. "How can we mobilise alumni in our region to create positive impact" 

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    Organized by

    Swedish General Consulate Mumbai