The Swiss Society for African Studies invites paper propositions for the upcoming 7th Swiss Researching Africa Days.Image: SGAS
Brilliant failure – at first this sounds more like a contradiction than a productive way of dealing with difficulties. Yet, a synthesis project from the r4d programme turned it into an innovative concept with regard to North-South research partnerships. The result is a film that is as entertaining as it is inspiring.
Interview with Prof. Dr. Tobias Haller
The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) offers an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development.
The Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams (SPIRIT) promotes team-oriented cross-border research. The SNSF has chosen to support 12 new SPIRIT projects from a range of different fields with 6 million francs. They involve research in countries including Colombia, Malawi, Madagascar and Thailand.
Second European Students’ Conference in African Studies: African Present
The Second European Conference in African Studies (SESCAS) is a project developed by students from both the African Studies Master of the University of Basel as well as that of the University of Geneva. It builds on the initial 2007 experience, which attracted almost 100 participants coming from diverse European universities. SESCAS aims to increase the exchange among master students from the African Studies programs at a European level. It incites critical discussion and the creation of networks within Switzerland and Europe.
Webinar | Doing Research in El Salvador
Today, governments and donors have little systematic information about the state of social science research, except for in a few developed countries. Yet, the implementation of the global agenda for sustainable development requires that the scientific community is equipped to critically analyze development and policy challenges, and to accompany actions and reforms with contextualized knowledge of the local environment. A new country report from El Salvador, published in March 2022, shows that the social science research sector is small, non-unified, but concentrated in a small geographic area with a diversity of actors. Institutional capacities make research production possible, but limitations remain in leadership, coordination, funding and access to information resulting in a dispersion of resources and competencies.