Knowledge for Sustainable Development: the Research Policy Nexus
19th Global Development Conference
The Global Development Network (GDN) is hosting its 19th global development conference on the 23-25 October 2019, to facilitate the research-policy interface in pursuit of the SDGs. The conference will also mark GDN's 20th anniversary since its launch at the World Bank Development Conference in 1999.
Four interrelated conference themes will be discussed:
- From research to sustainable development action: interdisciplinary research, knowledge sharing, evidence brokering
- The global and shared challenges of sustainable development: migration, climate change, health,etc.
- Next frontier challenges: Big Data, AI, digital transformation
- Greater local ownership and sustainability: implications forresearch policies and funding
The program will last two-and-a-half days, during which each of the themes will be discussed in 90-minute plenaries. , followed by a discussion of subthemes selected through competitive calls. Other features will include special keynotes, awards, essay competitions, posters, and side events.