Think Global, Act Local: Relevance and Prospects of SDGs for Swiss Universities and their Global South Partners
The SUDAC Programme is currently consolidating its network and promoting cooperation efforts of Swiss universities on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Switzerland and with higher education partners in the Global South.
The programme set to increase its public awareness and to start a policy dialogue on the relevance of SDGs in Swiss higher education in 2019. To that end, swissuniversities’ SUDAC Programme was joined by the Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE) in showcasing both Swiss higher education institutions active in North-South partnerships and their international partners on the 18th of October 2019.
Venue: University of Bern, UniS
Franco Gervasoni, Head of SUDAC
swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC)
Laurent Goetschel, Deputy Head of SUDAC
The COFER Presentations
Consortium for Education and Research in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH),
Claudio Valsangiacomo, Mirko Winkler, Agraw Ambelu
Science Action in Schools for Sustainable Development (SAS4SD),
Darcy Molnar, Evans Dawoe, Richard Kuffour
Creating a Framework for Developing Effective Nutrition and One Health Interventions (One Health),
Daniel Mäusezahl, Ibrahim Abdikadir
Education for Development (EFORD),
Ursina Bentele, Samson Wassara
COFER Coffee Break
Promoting gender equality and diversity through shared knowledge production (PRO GED),
Innovative Financing in Education and Development: Case Studies and Multi-Media Material for ELearning (IFE),
Massive Open Online Laboratories (MOOLs),
Research partnerships for transformative knowledge and policy (Academy 2030),
Kaspar Hurni, Boniface Kiteme
Welcoming Neighbourhoods. Sustainable Migration in North and West African Cities (WelCit),
SUDAC: From COFERs to CLOCs
Prospects and Pitfalls: Perspective of a South Partner
Boniface Kiteme, Director CETRAD, Kenya
Impact of a COFER on Educational Systems
Felicitas Acosta, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina
Example of a CLOC: Network, Activities, Outlook
Swetha Rao Dhananka, HES-SO (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland)
Best practices outside SUDAC: Integrating SDGs Relevance in Higher Education and Research
Peter Messerli, Director Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern & Co-Chair of UN Global Sustainable Development Report
A national funder: UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund
Tahrat Shahid, Challenge Leader on Food Systems, UK Research and Innovation
A private funder: Botnar Foundation Basel
Aline Cossy-Gantner, Chief Learning Officer
Michael O. Hengartner, President swissuniversities
How does Switzerland contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development (SDGs) goals?
How will Swiss research institutions improve their engagement for Sustainable Development?
Franco Gervasoni, Head of SUDAC
How can research collaborations contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Boniface Kiteme, President CETRAD
What is the most relevant issue of the SUDAC programme?
Swetha Rao Dhananka, Head of CLOC Knowledge2Action
How can the implementation of science benefit from the SUDAC programme?
Peter Messerli, Director Centre for Development and Environment,
University of Bern
What is the key to path the way into a more sustainable future?
Tatjana von Steiger, Deputy Head of Domain Global Cooperation,
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
What are your expectations from research and science for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Christa Markwalder, Member of Parliament, Committee on Foreign Affairs
What is the role of policymakers in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Marcel Tanner, President Swiss Academy of Sciences
How can science improve its contribution to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Jean-Luc Barras, Head of International Cooperation,
Swiss National Science Foundation
How will science funding contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Mauro Moruzzi, Head of International Relations Division,
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
How will Switzerland be successful in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?