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Pathways to Transformation - Research Fair on the Agenda 2030

Building Bridges Between Research, Policy and Practice

Nov 9
SDC Headquarter, Freiburgstrasse 130, Bern
Research Fair 2013 Überblick
Image: J.A. Lys
Research Fair 2013 Überblick
Research Fair 2013 Überblick (Image: J.A. Lys)

SDC and KFPE are jointly organising a 2nd Research Fair to provide an opportunity for exchange and dialogue between science, policy, and practice on the implementation of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

The Agenda 2030 promotes a unique, universal framework that includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a review system, and a framework for partnerships. The SDGs will serve as a thematic reference frame. Researchers from Swiss institutions and their international partners will showcase innovative ideas and reflection on:

  • Contribution of research to the achievement and implementation of the Agenda 2030;
  • Adequate multi-stakeholder partnerships;
  • Holistic approaches on how to deal with possible trade-offs;
  • Approaches and ideas for monitoring and reporting on progress and gaps;

Ongoing research projects as well as new project ideas will be showcased at exhibition stands, with experts available for further explanation and in-depth discussion.

Registration is not possible anymore since we reached the room capacity

Programme (10:00 - 15:15)

10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:30 Opening
Manuel Sager, SDC General Director

Introduction to the Research fair
Laurent Goetschel, KFPE President

10:45 Two minutes presentation of each project/stand

11:30 Pick your stand
Aurélie Righetti, Research Desk SDC

12:00 Standing Lunch and visiting the stands


13:00 Reporting from the stands

13:30 Kitty van der Hejiden (World Resources Institute, Europe / Africa):
Theses on the role and contribution of research to the implementation
of the SDGs

13:45 Panel Discussion
Odile Keller, Head of Analysis & Policy Div. SDC
Melchior Lengsfeld, Director Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Isabel Günther, Director NADEL, ETH Zürich
Kitty van der Hejiden, Director World Resources Institute, Europe/Africa

14:30 Diskussion

15:00 Closing

15:15 Coffe and visit the stands

Stands will be open until 11 November 2016
10 November (9:00-17:00)
11 November (9:00-15:00)

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