Program 2020

Globsol har tidigare erbjudit ett intensivt tredagarsprogram bestående av föreläsningar, workshoppar, diskussioner och fritidsprogram. Deltagarna arbetar och diskuterar utifrån tre perspektiv som hör samman med årets huvudtema. 

2020 ser annorlunda ut och Globsol kommer arrangeras på Zoom. 

Nedan hittar du årets program och presentatation på årets talare. 

Språket  är huvudsakligen engelska men deltagarna kan även använda antingen finska eller svenska. Under workshopar får varje deltagare en möjlighet att lära sig mer om ämnet utifrån ett specifikt perspektiv.


Årets talare 

Globsol skulle inte vara något utan intressanta och spännande talare. Här kommer vi uppdatera om de grymma och kompetenta talarna som kommer och förgyller årets evenemang. 

Pekka Haavisto


Pekka Haavisto is the Minister for foreign Affairs in Finland.  He was a Member of Parliament in 1983–1995 and was returned to Parliament in 2007. In 1995–1999, he served as Minister of Development and the Environment and in 2013–2014 as Minister for International Development. In 1993–1995 and in 2018–2019, he was Party Leader of the Greens in Finland. He has also served several years as a member of the Helsinki City Council. He stood as a candidate in the presidential election in Finland in 2012 and in 2018. 

He has gained wide experience of various areas of foreign policy, for example, while chairing the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Task Forces on environmental impacts of war in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia, occupied Palestinian territory and Sudan. He has also worked as the EU Special Representative for Sudan and Darfur, Special Advisor for the UN (ASG) in the Darfur peace process, and Special Representative to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in African crises. 

Vanessa Nakate


Vanessa Nakate (NA-ka-te) was born in November 1996 and grew up in Kampala, Uganda. She graduated from Makerere University Business School with a degree in business administration in 2019. In January 2019, she became the first FridaysForFuture climate activist in Uganda and founder of the Rise Up Climate Movement, now the Ponya Earth Foundation. She founded Vash Green Schools Project, which aims to install solar panels on all of Uganda’s 24,000 schools, and is spearheading a campaign to raise awareness of the destruction of the Congo Basin Rainforest Ecosystem.  
Vanessa spoke at the UN COP25 summit in Madrid, Spain, and was one of 20 climate activists who penned a letter to the participants of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, calling on them to stop subsidizing fossil fuels. It was at Davos in January 2020 that the Associated Press cropped her from a photo featuring four white climate activists, and propelled her to worldwide attention.

In March 2020, MIPAD named Vanessa one of the one hundred most influential people of African descent. In June, she joined a panel called "Project Everyone Presents Activism Actually", hosted by the filmmaker Richard Curtis. In July, she was interviewed by Angelina Jolie for TIME magazine; in August, Jeune Afrique magazine named her among the top 100 most influential Africans, and Vanessa joined former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the Forum Alpbach to discuss climate activism. In September, Vanessa spoke on a panel entitled “Sparking an Era of Transformational Climate Leadership” for the World Resources Institute; she talked of her perspective in “Conversations with Climate Changers” for Oxfam; and the United Nations announced that she would be one of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals. In October, she delivered the 10th Annual Desmond Tutu Peace lecture, along with Christiana Figueres, former head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Jesper Barnesen


Jesper Bjarnesen is a senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala. He is an anthropologist working mainly on migration and mobility through wartime and peace in West Africa. Other interests include wartime displacement, intergenerational relations, rural-urban connections, informal labour recruitment, transnational migration and urban land rights.

Jesper is Co-founder of the
AMMODI network.

Jennifer Ohemeng


Jennifer Ohemeng was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. She moved to Finland in 2013 to further her studies and has been actively involved in volunteer work. Ambitious, active and driven, she contributes in Ambitious Africa community as a coordinator and incharge of operations in Ambitious Ghana (national team). 

Ambitious Africa is a youth led movement of Africans and Nordics working together to transform Africa via the triple-E of Education, Entrepreneurship and Entertainment. Founded in Spring 2020, the movement has since been launched in 25 African countries, involved +300 volunteers and reached +15000 participants through online events.

Louise Lindfors


Louise Lindfors är generalsekreterare på Afrikagrupperna. 

Hon har en bakgrund inom ideell sektor och kommunikation, som tidigare ordförande för Fredrika Bremer Förbundet och genom olika positioner inom kommunikation på bland annat Sveriges Radio, SVT och bokförlaget Natur & Kultur efter examen från Kulturvetarlinjen på Stockholms Universitet. Louise tillträdde som generalsekreterare för Afrikagrupperna 2017.
Louise brinner för mänskliga rättigheter och internationella frågor och har medverkat som delegat på många internationella konferenser inom FN och civilsamhället. Hon är aktiv inom olika feministiska forum och återkommande anlitad som samtalsledare och talare inom politiska sakfrågor, mänskliga rättigheter, feminism och kultur.

Orna Ben Lulu


Orna Ben Lulu is an editor and picture journalist from Tampere, Finland. She is also member of the Nuorten Agenda2030-ryhmä (Ungas Agenda2030).
Orna has lately specially worked with themes conserning climate change and has specialized in climate anxiety and energy questions. 

At the moment Orna is the editor of the RARE, which is a media house operating solely on social media. All work RARE does has focus on the sustainable development goals and enhancing diversity. RARE won the Uutisraivaaja Media Innovation Challenge in 2019. Uutisraivaaja is a media innovation contest organized by the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation. The contest seeks ideas for developing media, journalism and the distribution of information at large. 

Schedule Globsol 2020

Swedish time/Finnish time

9.15/10.15 Check-in (get comfortable, check your speakers and camera and maybe get a
cup of coffee or tea)

9.30/10.30 Welcome
Anni Heikka, project manager, The Swedish-Finnish cultural Foundation
Jonna Similä, project manager, Hanaholmen – the Swedish-Finnish cultural centre

9.40/10.40 Introduction of participants (with pictures)

9.50/10.50 Words of Welcome Annika Hirvonen, member of the Swedish Parliament the
Green Party (SWE)

10.00/ 11.00 Video greetings from Foreign minister Pekka Haavisto, Finland

10.15/11.15 Questions & Answers to the first two speakers

10.30/11.30 Short break

10.40/11.40 Quick assignments related to the first two speakers

10.50/11.50 "Migration and climate refugees" , Jesper Bjarnesen, Senior Researcher, The Nordic Africa Institute

11.00/12.00 Questions to Jesper

11.15/12.15 Lunch break

11.45/12.45 "Climate Activism From an African perspective", Vanessa Nakate (Uganda) 

12.00/13.00 Mutual discussion

12.30/13.30 Coffee break (speed dating)

12.50/13.50 "Redefining the picture of Africa". Jennifer Ohemeng, community coordinator, Ambitious Africa (FIN) & Louise
Lindfors, Secretary General, Afrikagruppen (SWE)

13.10/14.10 Discussion in break-out rooms

13.30/14.30 "How to handle climate anxiety?" Orna Ben Lulu, Agenda 2030 Youth Group

13.50/14.50 Short break

14.00/15.00 Assignments

14.30/15.30 Going through assignment in groups. All groups present their main topics

14.55/15.55 How to go forward?

15.15/16.15 End of Globsol


Zoom-länk skickas till alla anmälda dagen innan eventet.