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SUDAC & KFPE Conference 2024: Sustainable, equitable partnerships in North-South collaboration

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On May 31th 2024, the SUDAC Programme (swissuniversities development and cooperation network) will hold its annual conference in collaboration with the KFPE (Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries). This year we will focus on the following topic:

Sustainable, equitable partnerships in North-South collaboration -  Lessons learned for future funding models

The conference will take place in the afternoon of Friday, 31st May 2024 in Bern, Switzerland. 

The aim of the event is to reflect on the state of current funding models for North-South collaboration in research and education, to discuss best practices for achieving equal partnerships and to explore possible designs for future funding instruments. The conference will feature keynote speakers, workshops and a panel discussion at the end.

Registration

Will open in April 2024

Time & Date

May 31st 2024

12:30 - 17:30

Venue

PROGR Bern

 

Call for Workshops 2024

 

To set the scene, a series of online workshops is planned in the period of May 13th -June 16th. 

The aim of these workshops is to foster the exchange and discuss ideas on how to promote sustainable, equitable partnerships. We invite researchers, project coordinators, students as well as practitioners from development cooperation and business to submit their workshop ideas.  

Possible focal points are wide-ranging and could include, for example:

- Decolonization of partnership models / Equitable partnership design

- Project governance 

- Presentation and communication of projects

- Limitations of currnet funding models / Lessons learned

We invite researchers, project coordinators, students as well as practitioners from development cooperation and business to submit their workshop ideas.  

Researchers and practice partners interested in organizing an online workshop are invited to submit their proposal no later than March 8th. The workshops ideally have a duration between 60 to 120 minutes and promote discussion between the participants. Workshop formats can vary from presentation series to round tables or other innovative forms of online exchange. We will support you in setting up the workshops. 

Please use this LINK to submit your workshop idea and topic. We will then select a variety of the most convincing proposals, discuss with you how to combine similar proposals, and set a date for your digital workshop.

Please contact us if you have any questions.