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WiT Talks - where theory meets practice, and dialogue meets impact

In a world where crises are becoming increasingly complex and interlinked, the need for transformative conversations and actionable solutions for global sustainability and resilience is paramount. In response to this pressing demand, WiT Talks emerges as a dynamic entity that transcends the boundaries of traditional discourse.

WiT Talks is a WiTLAB-led initiative at Aalto University that stands at the forefront of a paradigm shift. We recognise the urgency of uniting passionate academics and researchers, forward-thinking practitioners, NGOs, community activists, and visionary policymakers in an environment where silos are dismantled and collaboration reigns supreme. The talks are designed to be the nexus where the realms of theory and practice converge, birthing novel insights and actionable strategies that have the power to reshape the future. These discussions are global, inclusive, and cross-cutting, fostering an innovative blend of perspectives. Through WiT Talks events and activities, we foster collaborations, enabling participants to translate discussions into tangible, real-world actions.


Welcome to a realm where conversations are catalysts for action, and every voice, every idea, and every contribution matters.
WiT Talks

WiT Talks: EDUCase participatory webinar 1/2 - The Danger of a Single Story

EDUCase series of online workshops organised by RLABS Tanzania and Aalto WiTLAB, led by Naomi Rouse.

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WiT Talks workshop 1

WiT Talks: EDUCase participatory webinar 2/2 - Old Habits Die Hard

EDUCase series of online workshops organised by RLABS Tanzania and Aalto WiTLAB, led by Naomi Rouse.

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WiT Workshop 2

WiT Talks: Sustainable built environment with professor Sara Wilkinson

WiT Talks: Sustainable built environment with professor Sara Wilkinson

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WiT Talks - Sara Wilkinson

WiT Programme

Aalto WiT Programme is a 5-month transdisciplinary professional diploma programme under the Aalto University World in Transition Research LAB (WiTLAB). The programme focuses on the resilience of human settlements in low & middle-income countries.

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EDUCase

EDUCase Platform is a pilot initiative of the Finnish Ministry for Education and Culture’s Global Programme 2021-2024. It engages faculty, academics, students, and staff in interdisciplinary efforts to build lasting partnerships for science, innovation, entrepreneurship, and educational impact related to global challenges.

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RLabs Tanzania

As a part of the global RLabs movement, RLabs Tanzania tackles poverty and enables people to become their best selves by unlocking a mindset of possibility. RLabs work with challenging the development sector to empower people to transform their own lives, rather than trying to do it for them.

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