The prize honours researchers for the excellence of their contribution to scientific research pursued in partnership between scientific institutions in the North and in Côte d'Ivoire and/or in other countries of West Africa.
African researchers are suffering from power dynamics that favour global North collaborators. While some initiatives are helping build local capacity, others undervalue African collaborators. COVID-19 is aiding the creation of a foundation for future North-South collaborations. SciDevNet Blog by Laura Owings.Immagine: Copyright: Je'nine May
The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and Swissnex launched the new platform research.swiss showcasing scientific and technological cooperation opportunities between Switzerland and the rest of the world.
The SPIRIT programme supports team-oriented research cooperation with countries in the global South. As part of the third evaluation round, the SNSF has selected four new projects for funding.
Interview avec Isabel Günther, économiste du développement et membre de la KFPE, sur le nouveau message de la DDC et la politique de développement de la Suisse.
UKCDR and ESSENCE launched a new Equitable Partnerships Resource Hub, which brings together guidance, tools and principles on equitable partnerships from across the world.
Mountain Research and Development is looking for trans- and interdisciplinary contributions that help understand the links between hazards, vulnerabilities, disaster management, and diverse dimensions of development, adaptation, and global change.
The ETH project “Science Action in Schools for Sustainable Development (SAS4SD)” has ended. As an outcome, teaching materials on “Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation” and “Climate Smart Cocoa Production” are now available.
Submit your Abstract for the 2021 virtual International Conference on Sustainable Development of the Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
A new open access publication on how to improve research impact for development by the Impact Initiative for International Development Research, University of Cambridge.
Il Messaggio sulla promozione dell’educazione, della ricerca e dell’innovazione negli anni 2021–2024 prevede la continuazione dei programmi di cooperazione bilaterali con Paesi partner al di fuori dell’Europa, lanciati nel 2008. Come confermato da una valutazione internazionale del 2020, questi programmi svolgono un ruolo importante ai fini della diversificazione delle cooperazioni internazionali nella ricerca e contribuiscono a far aumentare in modo significativo il numero delle pubblicazioni scientifiche congiunte di attori svizzeri e partner extraeuropei. Con la firma di convenzioni sulle prestazioni con cinque Leading House, lo strumento di promozione è stato confermato per altri quattro anni.
Exchange Programmes for doctoral students, researchers, and professionals from low- and middle-income countries. All applications are open until 30. April 2021
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.
Two new issues of MRD are complete. Vol 40, No 2 focuses on the role of mountain biodiversity for sustainable development. Papers from various world regions offer further evidence of mountain species’ importance for human livelihoods and wellbeing, and call for effective conservation and management approaches. Vol 40, No 1 also contains several biodiversity-related articles; further studies address tourism development in the South Caucasus and other topics.
This article spans issues of international student mobility, inequalities in higher education, and spaces for transformative learning for sustainable development.
Unter dem Motto «Unser Klima unsere Zukunft. Klimakommunikation in Krisenzeiten» werden am K3 Kongress die neusten Erkenntnisse aus der Forschung aufgezeigt und sogleich in interaktiven Werkstätten in die Umsetzung gebracht. Sie können sich jetzt um einen der 21 Workshopplätze bewerben! Gesucht sind Konzepte von hoher Themenrelevanz und methodischer Vielfalt. Eingabefrist: 29. März 2021.
Based on insight generated from Swiss academic and research entities, this Policy Brief aims to highlight the importance of bringing R&S4D closer, at research entities in Switzerland and elsewhere, and how to go about doing it.
A synthesis of twelve years (2007-2019) of the long-term farming systems comparisons in the tropics (SysCom)
Covid-19 has changed the way we do almost everything. There is significant hope this is temporary, but while we continue to live under various lockdowns and restrictions, how can we carry out research that ensures the safety of the participants and researchers above all else?
Grants are awarded to promising high-level research projects in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics carried out by individual scientists or research units in one of the S&T-lagging countries identified by TWAS.
The Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE) recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. This milestone affords us the opportunity to look back on – and take stock of – the commission’s experiences, as they may hold important lessons for the future.
New calls for the EPFLglobaLeaders doctoral fellowship programme for the next generation of sustainable science leaders and the CYD master, doctoral and postdoctoral Fellowships for Cyber-Defence Research. Both programs are open to applicants from any part of the world.
18th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons
Synthesis report on how to measure the coherence of Switzerland's development policy.
The fair research contracting self-assessment tool supports institutions to engage in fair and equitable negotiation processes for formal contracts despite recognised imbalances in institutional contracting capacities.
Switzerland is small, rich, and profits greatly from globalization. Consequently, it is under growing international and public pressure from those who wish to make the world economy “fairer” and “more sustainable” by means of transnational rules.
For millennia, humankind’s food security and resilience were ensured by thousands of cultivated plant species, dozens of domesticated animal species, and the wider biodiversity from which they derive. But with the expansion of industrial agriculture and globalized standardized food systems, this long-running agricultural biodiversity has fallen steeply. Today, just three plant species account for half of all plant-based food calories, and only four animal species account for the vast majority of meat supplies. Looking ahead, restoring agrobiodiversity – the richness of what we cultivate, breed, consume, and conserve in the wild – is crucial to ensure resilient food systems against the backdrop of climate change. In particular, we must safeguard the livelihoods of the “guardians of agrobiodiversity”: approximately 500 million small farms across the world – particularly those in the global South. This factsheet outlines causes and consequences of agrobiodiversity loss, areas of promise, and options for policy and research.
Doing research in conflict contexts is crucial. But how do you best conduct research in conflict-affected contexts? These guidelines are designed for all levels of researchers – from research student to professor – who conduct research in settings that are conflict-affected.
International Conference of SUDAC – swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network and KFPE. The focus was placed on research partnerships in and with the Global South. With its programmes Consortia for Education and Research (COFERs) and Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South (CLOC), swissuniversities provides important instruments to foster these research partnerships.
In September 2018, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the KFPE held a joint workshop in Tanzania. The purpose of which was to bring together researchers and stakeholders from the Global South to identify: (1) What constitutes best practice in research partnerships (2) How to engage researchers and governments from the Global South in research programme agenda setting (3) How to translate research outputs into development impact.
More than 70 high-level decision makers, scientists, NGO and funding agency representatives gathered to celebrate 20 years of KFPE Guidelines at the conference “Leveraging Research Partnerships for Global Challenges”. A series of talks presented in three separate sessions addressed the following topics: (i) new roles and tasks of science in general and research partnerships in particular; (ii) regional adaptation of scientific systems; and (iii) how science policies and funding systems can support transformative research. Participants were left with one clear conclusion at the end of the 22 November meeting: stronger integration and dialogue between science and society, including policy and business, is essential if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
21st Swiss Global Change Day
La Conseillère fédérale Simonetta Sommaruga discutera de la stratégie climatique du Conseil fédéral avec des invité·e·s issus de la recherche, de l'administration et de la pratique. Dans la deuxième partie du programme, le groupe de travail scientifique national suisse COVID-19 et la communauté de la recherche climatique se rencontreront : quelles expériences les deux parties ont-elles acquises dans leur coopération avec la politique et comment pouvons-nous apprendre les uns des autres ? Participez à la discussion !
EADI ISS online Conference 2021: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice
“Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice” - together, these three concepts represent our aspirations for approaches to global development that address inequality, poverty and political marginalisation, also in connection with climate change and other environmental threats.
IUCN World Conservation Congress 2021
Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.