“Peer shadowing is a wonderful chance for you to explore how your peers are working in another country”
Mari Kapanadze, a lawyer working in the civil society in Georgia, wants to contribute the development of her country. She shares her experience of peer-shadowing at the organisation “Civil Rights…
“This period of my life was probably one of my most defining life experiences thus far.”
Shavarsh Gevorgyan is our previous scholarship holder from Armenia. He studied a master’s programme in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University 2017 – 2019. This is his story:
“To open a door to endless opportunities and unleash your full potential to become a true leader, inspirer, innovator and changemaker.”
Alina Veksler is our current scholarship holder from Russia. She is studying a two-year master’s programme in Business and Economics with specialisation in Entrepreneurship at Linnaeus University and will graduate…
“I got a platform to brainstorm with bright minds, share and exchange ideas, and network with future leaders from various countries.”
Zarifa Behbudzada is our current scholarship holder from Azerbaijani. She is studying a two-year master’s programme in European Affairs at Lund University and will graduate this summer. This is her…
She Entrepreneurs helped me see the opportunities rather than the challenges
SI:s leadership programme She Entrepreneurs started 2011 and since then almost 300 women entrepreneurs have participated aiming to build successful and sustainable businesses. Reem AlFranji from Jordan is one of…
“The biggest opportunity that came with SI scholarship is the chance I had to reflect on my perspectives and prejudices.”
Wossenseged Birhane Jemberie, from Ethiopia, studied in a master’s degree in Public Health at Umeå University between 2014 and 2016. This is his story.
”It was a big revelation for me: leadership is not about leading people, it’s about leading yourself first.”
Architect Basma Uraiqat from Jordan has recently spent a week in Stockholm to participate in the leadership programme She Entrepreneurs. As CEO at Uraiqat Architects, she is currently working on…
“I see myself working extensively on the issues of sustainability in business”
Thao Nguyen, policy advisor at the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, shares her experience of the Swedish Institute Management Programme Asia and how she plans to integrate sustainbility into…
“I really think that the direction for sustainability is a circular economy”
Pandu Wirawan Arief, Chief Operational Officer at Cumi Rental Marketplace and participant in Swedish Institute Management Programme Asia from Indonesia shares the idea behind his start-up and his future goals.
“The SI scholarship has changed my life in ways that I could never have imagined.”
Mustafa Nizamul Aziz is currently the chairperson of the SI alumni network in Bangladesh. He studied in a master’s programme in Information Systems at Uppsala University between 2011 and 2013…
“A platform to obtain dream jobs and this opens a lot of doors for an individual that I couldn’t imagine opening”
Zanele Lurafu, from South Africa, has just finished her two-year master’s studies in Strategic Entrepreneurship for International Growth with specialisation in Strategic Leadership at Halmstad University. She tells us about…
“This scholarship is not only about an opportunity for academic studies, but it also enhances my professional and leadership skills.”
Sophornna Chea from Cambodia is currently studying in a master’s programme in Media and Communication at Lund University. This is her story.
“Education in Sweden has given me new perspectives, broadened my horizons and strengthened my beliefs for the better future.”
Leyla Gasimova Rasul, from Azerbaijan, completed her master’s studies in Nordic Welfare at Halmstad University in June. Here, she talks about her experience.
“People are effective and creative because there is trust and engagement”
Nechavava Rawlings Mbiru from Zimbabwe is honorary speaker at this year’s Swedish Institute diploma ceremony. Learn more about his experience as a Swedish Institute scholarship holder.
“A great platform to grow my network and change the course of my career towards the field I wanted to be playing in.”
Thiago Ferreira from Brazil, studied a master’s programme in Energy-efficient and environmental building design at Lund University between 2016 and 2018. Here is his story.
“I’m in the right place at the right moment and I know exactly what I want to accomplish”
The Swedish Institute Management Programme is designed for change-makers focusing on lasting success through responsible leadership and sustainable business. During an alumni event in Warsaw we got to speak to…
“The greatest obstacle I face is to convince others that it makes sense, and that it is important to get in at an early stage”
The Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) is a program with the main objective to lead change for responsible leadership and sustainable business practices. The programme challenges traditional approaches of doing…
“When I advise companies I ask them questions about sustainability that they might not have asked themselves”
Greg Albrecht is currently working as business adviser and investor in start-ups. He also runs a podcast where he speaks to people who have started businesses from scratch, to learn…
“We want to involve the customers, show real solutions and make sure they are with us on this”
The Swedish Institute Management Programme is designed for change-makers focusing on lasting success through responsible leadership and sustainable business. One of this years’ participant in the programme for Northern Europe…
“When I interact with people and when we consult for clients, there is always an impact”
SIMP Africa participant Kathambi Kaaria heads the consulting practice at CREIDE, a Kenyan firm that works in over 25 countries and helps governments, businesses and non-profits address sustainable development challenges….
“If you want to make a change for your people, build yourself with the Swedish Institute.”
Moyukh Chowdhury is one of our alumni from Bangladesh. Moyukh finished a master’s programme in Public Health at Umeå University in 2018. Here he tells us about his experience.