Transformative Research – The New Imperative in Science?

New Date: KFPE & SUDAC Annual Conference

7 May 2021

KFPE & SUDAC Annual Conference
KFPE & SUDAC Annual ConferenceImage: SUDAC

We decided to host the conference online only as the COVID-19 pandemic does currently not allow for a physical gathering. Registered participants receive a link to join the conference in due time.

We apologise for any inconveniences. Please contact the KFPE if you have any questions.

We are looking forward to welcome you to the conference in spring 2021.

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.

The conference is online only as the COVID-19 pandemic does currently not allow for a physical gathering.

The conference will be hosted on an innovative online platform to facilitate an active participation and exchange for all participants.

Registered participants receive a link to join the conference in due time.

7 Mai 2021

13.30Registration
14.00Welcome

Franco Gervasoni (President SUDAC)

Setting the Stage
14.05

Transforming science for sustainability transformations in the era of COVID-19

Thomas Breu (President KFPE)

Getting Concrete
14.20

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

Nicolas Randin (Head Analysis and Policy Division, SDC)

14.35

Impact of COVID-19 on North-South Research Partnerships

14.45

Breakout Rooms to discuss examples of innovative transformative research approaches

  • “Field Experience of South Pole” Hanspeter Egler (South Pole)
  • “Tech4Dev – Activating EPFL Technologies for Disruptive Development Cooperation” Hilda Liswani (EPFL)
  • 3rd example: tbd
15.05Short break
Shaping the Future
15.15

Paneldiscussion on the role of Switzerland to fund transformative research for global sustainable developent

  • Science: Jürg Utzinger (Director SwissTPH)
  • Private Sector: Hanspeter Egler (Director Public Affairs South Pole)
  • Administration: Maria Peyro Voeffray (Head International Relations, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation)

  • Administration: Christian Frutiger (Head Global Cooperation, SDC)

  • further participants from politics and administration
16.00

Closing Remarks

Marcel Tanner (President A+)

16.15Informal online exchange

English

Markus Mugglin

Please register for the conference before 30 April 2021.

Those who have already registered for the conference in November 2020, please register again to confirm your participation.

Dr. Fabian Käser

Contact

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

+41 31 306 93 49
E-mail

Please register for the conference before 30 April 2021.

Those who have already registered for the conference in November 2020, please register again to confirm your participation.