• Discussion
  • KFPE

No sustainability without research – celebrating 20 years of KFPE Guidelines

2018
Nov 21
17:00 - 19:00
Venue
Zum Äusseren Stand
Bern
This map shows the collaboration networks between researchers in different cities (scientific papers 2008-2012)
Image: Computed by Oliver H. Beauchesne & SCImagoLab
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This map shows the collaboration networks between researchers in different cities (scientific papers 2008-2012)
This map shows the collaboration networks between researchers in different cities (scientific papers 2008-2012) (Image: Computed by Oliver H. Beauchesne & SCImagoLab)

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.

PROGRAMME
17.00 Antonio Loprieno, President of the Swiss Academies and European Academies (Allea): Welcome

17.10 Thomas Breu, CDE, Bern University & President of the KFPE
Research for Agenda 2030 – Risks and Opportunities for Switzerland

17.30 Panel discussion with
Rosmarie Quadranti, National Council and member of the Advisory Commitee on International Cooperation
Thomas Pletscher, Executive Board Member, Head of Competition & Regulatory Affairs, economiesuisse & Secretary General ICC Switzerland
Thomas Gass, Ambassador, Assistant Director General, Head of the South Cooperation Department, SDC
Océane Dayer, Co-Chair, SDSN Switzerland
Herbert Binggeli, President of Bern University of Applied Sciences and member of International Relations, swissuniversities

Moderation by Dominique Reber

18:45 Surprise

19:00 Apéro riche (snacks and beverages)

Please register by 17 November 2018

  • Associations

Paneldiskussion mit D. Reber, H. Binggeli, O. Dayer, R. Quadranti, T. Gass & T. Pletscher
  • 11.12.2018
  • News

«Nachhaltigkeit gehört in die Legislaturziele»

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.
2018
Nov 22
This map shows the collaboration networks between researchers in different cities (scientific papers 2008-2012)
  • KFPE
  • Conference
  • Bern

Leveraging Research Partnerships for Global Challenges

20 Years of KFPE Guidelines
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  • 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.
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