Transformative Research – The New Imperative in Science?

KFPE & SUDAC Annual Conference – 13.11.2020 14h-17h

KFPE & SUDAC Annual Conference
KFPE & SUDAC Annual ConferenceBild: SUDAC

Research shall contribute to transformations towards sustainable development. How does such research look like and what is needed to promote this kind of research? Will transformative research become the new normal or is it just a short-lived new fashion?

This conference brings together actors from academia, civil society, private sector, administration and politics to discuss the role of research for transformation. With presentations of examples of innovative transformative research partnerships and expectations from policy workers and practitioners we learn more about the potential but also challenges of transformative research. Together, we discuss how to implement, improve and promote transformative research.

To react to the current pandemic situation, the conference can be attended physically in Bern or online. Further information on online participation will be sent to registered participants. The COVID-19 prevention measures at the event location are adapted to the current conditions.

PROGR Bern

Speichergasse 4

Englisch & German

Ladina Spiess

Please register for the conference with Eventbrite before 2 November 2020, to ensure adequate COVID-19 prevention.

The number of participants is limited and tickets are issued on a first come first served basis.

13.30Registration
Welcome
14.00Philippe Moreillon (President SCNAT)
Setting the Stage
14.15

Transforming science for sustainability transformations

Thomas Breu (President KFPE)

Getting Concrete
14.30The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation's (SDC) strategic orientation regarding research for development.
14.45

"Synergies between research and services for development at Swiss research institutions"

Jasmina Saric (Swiss TPH)

15.00

Examples of innovative transformative research approaches

  • Network for Water and Life (NEWAL) – insights from a cross-cultural research experience in West Africa Darcy Molnar & Students (SUDAC)
  • “Field Experience of South Pole” Hanspeter Egler (South Pole)
  • “Tech4Dev – Activating EPFL Technologies for Disruptive Development Cooperation” Hilda Liswani (EPFL)
15.45Coffee Break
Shaping the Future (Deutsch)
15.15

Podiumsdiskussion zur Rolle der Schweiz bei der Förderung von Gefässen für transformative Forschung für globale Nachhaltigkeit im und mit dem Globalen Süden.

  • Wissenschaft: Jürg Utzinger (Direktor SwissTPH)
  • Privatsektor: Hanspeter Egler (Direktor Public Affairs South Pole)
  • NGO: Melchior Lengsfeld (Geschäftsleiter Helvetas)
  • Weitere Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus Politik und Verwaltung
16.45Closing Remarks
17.00Reception

Dr. Fabian Käser

Please register for the conference before 2 November 2020, to ensure adequate COVID-19 prevention.

The conference can be attended physically in Bern or online. Further information on online participation will be sent to registered participants. The COVID-19 prevention measures at the event location are adapted to the current conditions.

In case of changing regulations regarding COVID-19 prevention, the event might take place online only. Registered attendees will be informed about changes.

Please observe the rules on hygiene and social distancing during the conference and participate only at the conference if you have been free of COVID-19 symptoms the last 10 days before the conference.

We recommend all participants to install the SwissCovid App.

Participants from abroad might face travel restrictions implemented to prevent further spreading of COVID-19.

Kontakt

SCNAT
Kommission für Forschungspartnerschaften mit Entwicklungsländern (KFPE)
Haus der Akademien
Postfach
3001 Bern

+41 31 306 93 49
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