Welcome to Succe-ailure Camp!

The Swedish Institute Alumni Network Zimbabwe is proud to launch Succe-ailure Camp, a virtual gathering of final year students and recent graduates from tertiary educational institutions such as universities, polytechnics and colleges. Experts in failure will gather for one purpose…to help you succeed!

Three weeks of entrepreneurship...

Three weeks of sustainability...

Three weeks of leadership...

And a lifetime of memories so don't miss out!

Camp Phase 1

  • Saturday 10 April
  • Saturday 17 April
  • Saturday 24 April

Camp Phase 2

  • mid July

Our goal is to inspire you to take action and explore alternative career and life paths beyond the norm and as a Succe-ailure you benefit by:

  • Learning from local and international experts who will provide you with insights into innovation and the tools needed to confront the inevitable obstacles associated with paving your unique path.
  • Sharing ideas with young people as passionate about entrepreneurship, sustainability and leadership as you are.
  • Receiving feedback on your completed project/initiative/idea from our experts in Succe-ailure Camp Phase 2.

Join the Camp!

Who is a Succe-ailure?

  • Final year students and recent graduates from tertiary educational institutions such as universities, polytechnics, colleges and vocational training schools. All fields of study are welcome including, but not limited to, engineering, law, medicine, business, social studies, education, arts, fashion and more!

Please note that you must provide proof of current enrolment or graduation.

  • Be open-minded, enthusiastic and ready to try, fail and try again!
  • Prepared to work in groups and actively participate in discussions
  • Have an Econet line with internet connectivity. Please note that we will provide internet data in Phase 1 for Zimbabwean participants with Econet lines only.

What do we expect from a Succe-ailure?

  • To attend and actively contribute in all online sessions and assignments. Please note that failure to attend all sessions will result in no certificate of completion given.
  • To actively and respectfully engage through our social media platforms, WhatsApp and Instagram.
  • To implement a project/idea/initiative the outcomes of which you will present in mid-July.

How can I apply to be a Succe-ailure?

  • Fill out our online application form before Monday 8 March. Please note that competition for our Camp is very high and we, therefore, encourage you to show us your creativity, enthusiasm and attention to detail in the two short essay questions.
  • Successful applicants will be notified for interviews in mid-March 2021.

Meet our Speakers

Rudo Nondo
Country Coordinator at Fashion Revolution Zimbabwe, Fashion and product designer

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Babs Kunle
International Coordinator at Lund University

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Ngoni Musendo
Founder of Student Connect Trust (SCOT), Partner at Kamusasa and Musendo Legal Practitioners

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Martin Jörnrud
Head of the Political and Commercial Section at the Swedish Embassy in Zimbabwe

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Lucas Grind
Programme Manager and facilitator at The Swedish Institute

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Ulf Johansson
Global Wood Supply & Forestry Manager at IKEA Range & Supply

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Sonal Dhanani
Founder of Parindey, Member of Pakistan’s first National Youth Council

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Mark Conley
Assistant Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology at Stockholm School of Economics

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Caroline Wamala Larsson
Associate Professor in Gender Studies at Stockholm University, Head of Research at SPIDER - Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions

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Ludvig Hermansson
Trade Commissioner South Africa and Manager Southern Africa at Business Sweden

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Cecilia von Heijne
Museum Director at the Economy Museum – Royal Coin cabinet and Tumba Papermill Museum

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Joe Mutizwa
Managing Consultant at JSM Strategic Pathways, former CEO of Delta Corporation

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Åsa Pehrson
Sweden’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe

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About the Swedish Institute Alumni Network Zimbabwe

We are alumni of the Swedish Institute Scholarship and Leadership programs and we aim to share our love of sustainability and Swedish culture! We are proud recipients of the Alumni Network of the Year 2020 award from the Swedish Institute:

“By arranging both online and offline alumni activities, the SI Alumni Network Zimbabwe is actively contributing to a fair and sustainable global development and is strengthening the alumni network in Zimbabwe as well as in the region and globally. Furthermore, the SI Alumni Network Zimbabwe has been working closely with the Embassy of Sweden in Harare resulting in several successful alumni activities over the past years, targeting both its alumni members and a wider audience of youth. The work of the SI Alumni Network Zimbabwe is characterized by drive, new ideas and collaboration for the betterment of its alumni members and the region”

Madeleine Sjöstedt (Director-General, Swedish Institute)

About the Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency based in Stockholm and Paris that operates in the fields of culture, education, science and business. SI seeks to strengthen ties between Sweden and other countries and promote development towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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SI Alumni Network Zimbabwe

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