Fuelled by steaming mugs of glögg, our Denmark-Sweden C4D Network group had a bigger meet-up than ever before this December. The group featured members representing a range of communications and development backgrounds: a number of academics (largely from Ørecomm – Roskilde and Malmø’s CommDev partnership), as well as those from UN agencies, independent consultants, and gender/cross-cultural training. Such variety meant discussions on this sector were animated from a number of angles: how can academics better connect and share ideas between a range of institutions, for example, and how best to work with UN agencies. A number of attendees were involved in projects on overlapping issues and areas, meaning that participatory theatre, gender and East Africa were particular topics for conversation.
The Denmark-Sweden C4D Network group resolved to aim to meet at least 3 times a year – in spring, summer and winter – with the next meet-up (hopefully featuring a film screening in UN City) planned for April 2016. We look forward to seeing this group continue to grow, and to welcoming you along next time!