The Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE) recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. This milestone affords us the opportunity to look back on – and take stock of – the commission’s experiences, as they may hold important lessons for the future.
For nearly three decades, North–South research partnerships have been recognised not only as a highly efficient approach to global sustainable development – but as a necessity. The quality and capabilities of such partnerships have therefore been promoted by the Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE) for more than 25 years. This report presents the history of the KFPE and the promotion of North-South Research in Switzerland.
Authors: Dr Alexandra Hofmänner
Standard identifier: DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4309902
Source: Hofmänner A (2020) A Short History of the KFPE 1994–2019 Swiss Academies Communications 16 (1)