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Africa should set its own health-research agenda
  • 28.11.2019
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Local experts — not rich donors — must design and control studies

For more than 20 years, Francisca Mutapi led a programme in Zimbabwe on human schistosomiasis. The experience gave her first-hand knowledge of how inequitable partnerships that task African scientists as data gatherers for Western research agendas are unlikely to make a difference to the African health problems that really matter.
Movetia - pilot programme 2019
  • 25.11.2019
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International pilot programme - call for projects 2020

All Swiss schools or institutions wishing to implement innovative cooperation projects are invited to submit their ideas to Movetia. The programme aims to expand the geographic scope of cooperation activities beyond Europe, while seeking exchange and mobility to promote educational and scientific innovation.
From Nature: Disaster zone research needs a code of conduct
  • 22.11.2019
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Disaster-zone research needs a code of conduct

Researchers working in the aftermath of earthquakes, floods and other disasters need to appreciate how to interact with survivors, local officials and scholars without adding to those people’s problems, argue social scientists JC Gaillard and Lori Peek.
KFPE-Newsletter Nov. 2019
  • 20.11.2019
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KFPE's newsletter published

Have a look at the November newsletter
Sudac - KFPE conference 2019: Opening statements by Laurent Goetschel
  • 14.11.2019
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Research networks as a pathway to achieving sustainability

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.
  • 12.11.2019
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Call for Bridging Grants with South Asia and Iran 2019

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ZHAW as Leading House for the bilateral research collaboration with partner institutions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Thomas Breu, KFPE Präsident (SRF, Einstein 7.11. 2019)
  • 11.11.2019
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Wissenschaftsdichte 50 Mal tiefer im Globalen Süden - SRF zur Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

Thomas Breu plädiert für mehr Forschende in den Entwicklungsländern um nachhaltige Lösungen zu finden.
The rooibos agreement is the first industry-wide 'benefit-sharing' agreement following the 2010 Nagoya Protocol
  • 05.11.2019
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Rooibos tea profits will be shared with indigenous communities in landmark agreement

The South African government’s decision is the first industry-wide agreement under the Nagoya Protocol of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, an international law that sets the rules for compensating communities if their knowledge of biodiversity is used by businesses or scientists.
  • 04.11.2019
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SNIS call for projects 2020

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams. The project grants run for two years and range from 100’000 to 300’000 Swiss Francs.
k4d platform
  • 11.10.2019
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Knowledge for development platform

The r4d programme launched its new Knowledge for Development platform, featuring selected communication products from r4d projects, the r4d syntheses and own content. It disseminates evidence-based and tailor-made research information for an interested public, researchers as well as policy-makers and media.
Researchers in R&D per million people, 2015
  • 27.09.2019
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Talent is everywhere, opportunity is not

Steve Jobs in Central Africa: Losing Einsteins on a global scale. Interesting data and story by Our World in Data.
Leave no one behind
  • 23.09.2019
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The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019

Since its inception in 2015, the 2030 Agenda has provided a blueprint for shared prosperity in a sustainable world—a world where all people can live productive, vibrant and peaceful lives on a healthy planet. The year 2030 is just over a decade away, and we must ask ourselves if our actions today are laying the right foundation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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