Transformative Research – The New Imperative in Science?
KFPE & SUDAC Conference 2021
7 May 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 brought 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 learned more about the potential but also challenges of transformative research. Together, we discussed how to implement, improve and promote transformative research.
7 Mai 2021
Franco Gervasoni (President SUDAC)
|Setting the Stage|
Transforming science for sustainability transformations in the era of COVID-19
Thomas Breu (President KFPE)
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation's (SDC) strategic orientation regarding research for development.
Nicolas Randin (Head Analysis and Policy Division, SDC)
Impact of COVID-19 on North-South Research Partnerships
Inza Koné (Director Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire) and Laurent Goetschel (Director swisspeace)
Breakout Rooms to discuss examples of innovative transformative research approaches
|Shaping the Future|
Paneldiscussion on the role of Switzerland to fund transformative research for global sustainable developent
Marcel Tanner (President A+)
|16.15||Informal online exchange|
Post your research projects to our interactive map to show where you carry out research and to learn where others are active.
Watch the different programme-points of the conference
Some impressions from the production of the online conference.
Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)
House of Academies