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  • 10.12.2018
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Förderpreis für praxisrelevante Entwicklungsforschung

Jährlich werden vier junge Wissenschaftler für ihre Arbeiten ausgezeichnet. Prämiert werden Arbeiten auf hohem wissenschaftlichem Niveau, die zugleich für die Praxis relevant sind und konstruktive Perspektiven auf Entwicklung bieten. Der Förderpreis ist thematisch offen.
  • 07.12.2018
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Kick-off meeting for the COFER Innovative Financing in Education and Development

On 3-4 December, NORRAG organised the kick-off meeting for the COFER Innovative Financing in Education and Development: Case Studies and Multi-Media Material for E­Learning project, which is partially funded by swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC).
Exchange and Mobility - Movetia
  • 04.12.2018
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Movetia - apply for funding now

Movetia is launching not one, but two calls for proposals. Through the Swiss Programme for Erasmus+, organisations and institutions at all educational levels can apply for funding for education projects in Europe. Meanwhile, through the international pilot programme, Movetia supports projects outside Europe.
The commodity trading sector - Guide
  • 03.12.2018
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Best practice guide for the commodity trading sector

On 28 November 2018, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) launched a Guidance on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Research partnerships in earlier times
  • 29.11.2018
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Out of Laboratories: Research Partnerships in a Changing World

KFPE produced a short film on transboundary research partnerships - 12'40"
From Agricultural Problem Identification - KFPE Learning Event 2014
  • 18.11.2018
  • News

A ‘rising tide of African science’

A pan-African study reveals that researchers on the continent more than trebled their production of research papers between 2005 and 2016.
African cities IHEID event
  • 16.11.2018
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African Cities and the Development Conundrum

A new issue of International Development Policy
Verification of soil degradation in Mongolia using satellite imagery and conferring with local, national and national experts
  • 13.11.2018
  • KFPE
  • Press release

Sustainability goals cannot be reached without North-South cooperation

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.
KFPE Newsletter
  • 13.11.2018
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KFPE Newsletter published

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