Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health
The virtual Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University in Uganda. The aim of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health is to develop capacity and mobilise actions to drive the agenda for sustainable health. The Centre is permeated by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health is currently running several projects that aim to strengthen the capacity to contribute to innovation in the public sector and to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
Global Conversations on Sustainable Health
The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health invites you to the Global Conversation on Sustainable Health. This is a space where new ideas, innovative solutions and visions for sustainable health will be shared and discussed. The conversations are: online via Zoom, short, interactive, features prominent speakers.
Workshop at KI strengthens collaboration in the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health
“This virtual centre does not need a physical building as it is based on friendship. We have gone through a pandemic and war, but nothing can stop us and that commitment is also part of sustainable health", said Professor Wanyenze, the Makerere University chairperson of the Centre of Excellence of Sustainable Health.
SI continues to support KI and partners’ international training programmes in innovation and leadership
KI has been approved continued funding from the Swedish Institute (SI) to implement two capacity building training programmes for professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa. The programmes, which have been running since 2020, will be offered online during 2022 - 2023.
New online training in innovation for health care professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa
Karolinska Institutet has together with its partners in Sub-Saharan Africa kick-started implementation of a new online training programme about sustainable health for professionals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia and Uganda.
International and multisectoral partnerships that help achieve the 2030 Agenda
Karolinska Institutet and long-standing partner, Makerere University, have intensified their joint efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda. In partnership with several academic institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as with Tinkr, a company specializing in innovation, they have co-created and started delivering on capacity building projects for health professionals in support of the 2030 Agenda.
Next step for the fruitful collaboration between Makerere University and KI
One of KI’s largest international collaborations is with Makerere University in Uganda. In time for Makerere’s 100th anniversary, the partnership is to manifest itself in a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health. A delegation from KI travelled in May to Uganda to cement the relationship.
New center to promote sustainable health
On 16 September 2021 the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health (CESH) was inaugurated. It's a digital competence center that has been established together with Makerere University in Uganda. The purpose of the center is to promote sustainable health and contribute to Agenda 2030 with the help of a long-term partnership.
Continued funding from SI for training programmes supporting the 2030 Agenda
Karolinska Institutet has been granted renewed funding from the Swedish Institute (SI) to implement two capacity building training programmes for professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Karolinska Institutet is awarded funding from the Swedish Institute
Karolinska Institutet has been awarded funding from the Swedish Insitute for two training programmes amounting to a total of four million SEK within the framework of the Swedish Institute’s Public Sector Innovation Programme. The programmes will run 2020-2021.
KI awarded funding from Sida for capacity building project in Africa
Karolinska Institutet (KI) has been awarded a grant from Sida for a two and a half year capacity development project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Somalia. The project aims to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
KI and Makerere University establish centre for sustainable health
KI and Makerere University have signed an agreement to establish the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health, a centre to promote partnerships and develop capacity, resources and tools for researchers and policy makers globally.
One step closer to a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health
An extensive workshop has been held to further the vision of creating a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health. Karolinska Institutet is driving the development together with Makerere University in Uganda, with focus on non-communicable diseases and other high burden diseases.
Visit from Makerere University
On 8th June 2018, a delegation from Makerere University led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, together with a team from Karolinska Institutet led by President, Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen concluded discussions on further areas of collaboration.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the overarching framework of the Centre. Read more about Karolinska Institutet's approach to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals here.
Karolinska Institutet's Strategy 2030
With Strategy 2030 as a base, KI can meet the outside world and the future in a more effective, robust and considerad way. Read more the Karolinska Institutet's Strategy 2030 here.
Sustainable development at KI
KI contributes to sustainability through research, education and collaboration. According to the United Nations, the years until 2030 are going to determine the quality of life for the next 100 years. KI's vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all. This includes current and future generations and means environmental and social responsibility in the way KI conducts its activities.