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Decolonizing Swiss Research Partnerships

In order to continue strengthening North-South research collaboration, persistent challenges related to (de)colonisation for North-South research collaboration need to be identified. With this project in the year 2023, the KFPE aims at analyzing the current state of North-South research collaboration from a decolonizing perspective, defining characteristics of a decolonized North-South research collaboration and reflect on the 11 principles and 7 questions.

In the year 2022 Dr Ravaka Andriamihaja conducted several workshops and interviews. As part of the KFPE annual conference, a first workshop took place on 10 June 2022 with 42 participants. At the Swiss Researching Africa Days at the end of October 2022, we led a panel on this topic.

Learn more about Decolonizing Science

Decolonizing (N-S/Swiss) Research Collaboration: Efforts, Challenges, and Effects

Check out our website on Decolonizing Research


Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern

Project Team


Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Ghana

Mariah Ngutu

Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies, University of Nairobi


Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern

The project is supervised by:

Publications by members of the project team on the topic