By engaging with eminent personalities, KFPE would like to initiate a dialogue around sustainability research (in German/French with simultaneous interpretation) and shed light on Switzerland's commitment to the Agenda 2030.
Switzerland is recognised internationally as a positive example in matters of sustainability - social, economic and ecological. By signing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our country has also pledged to assume responsibility for achieving sustainability in a global context.
Such status and commitment offer excellent opportunities to disseminate Switzerland’s experience in and with sustainable development worldwide - and to exchange with other countries on the best solutions, experiences and challenges as well as to learn from one another.
To successfully shape global change, however, Switzerland must develop policies and governance mechanisms that are more coherent as well as adopt an integral way of thinking. This requires the active participation of civil society and engagement from the private sector. It also requires science - tangible and targeted sustainability research. In this regard, Switzerland still has a lot of catching up to do.
The KFPE wishes to lead the way. By engaging with eminent personalities, KFPE would like to initiate a dialogue around sustainability research (in German with simultaneous interpretation) and shed light on Switzerland's commitment to the Agenda 2030.
KFPE is also celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Guidelines for research partnerships. This seems like a perfect opportunity to discuss forward-looking ideas.
17.10 , CDE, Bern University & President of the KFPE
Research for Agenda 2030 – Risks and Opportunities for Switzerland
17.30 Panel discussion with
National Council and member of the Advisory Commitee on International Cooperation
, Executive Board Member, Head of Competition & Regulatory Affairs, economiesuisse & Secretary General ICC Switzerland
, Ambassador, Assistant Director General, Head of the South Cooperation Department, SDC
, Co-Chair, SDSN Switzerland
President of Bern University of Applied Sciences and member of International Relations, swissuniversities
19:00 Apéro riche (snacks and beverages)
Please register by 17 November 2018
Die 20-Jahr-Jubiläumsfeierlichkeiten zum «Leitfaden für grenzüberschreitende Forschungspartnerschaften» der KFPE brachte Vertreterinnen und Vertreter aus Forschung, Politik, Verwaltung, Wirtschaft und Nicht-Regierungsorganisationen zusammen. Die Agenda 2030 müsse schnell und global vorangetrieben werden.Image: © Valérie Chételat
20 Years of KFPE GuidelinesImage: Computed by Oliver H. Beauchesne & SCImagoLab, Data by Elsevier Scopus
Switzerland's foreign policy should pay more attention to research on global change in order to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, says the Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE) of the Academy of Science. Owing to many years of experience in North-South research, Switzerland is ideally placed to promote the development of research skills in the Global South and thus to help foster change on the ground.Image: Hanspeter Liniger, CDE Uni Bern