Upcoming Events

  • Events

2017
Jan 19
2017
Jan 21
  • conference
  • Berlin

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference that focuses on central questions concerning the future of the global agri-food industry.
2017
Jan 26
2017
Jan 27
We Scientists Shape Science (teaser)
  • SCNAT
  • Swiss Science and Innovation Council
  • Action day
  • Workshop
  • Bern

We Scientists Shape Science

We want science to be creative, solid, open, helpful for society and a good career opportunity for the talented youth. Let’s start to change what it means to be a scientist and the way and the framework in which science is conducted. It is us scientists who need to change science. Researchers and key players in the Swiss science landscape will decide upon first steps at the meeting. It is time for doing science better.
2017
Jan 27
2017
Jan 28
  • conference
  • Cape Town

6th World Sustainability Forum

The World Sustainability Forum 2017, held in South Africa, aims at contributing not only to international debates but, more specifically, to enable an exchange, which sensitises the international community to the urgency, specifics, and existent knowledge base of sustainability on the African continent, and the African research community about international perspectives on sustainability.
2017
Feb 2
  • Workshop
  • Bern

Sustainability-oriented methods of knowledge co-production in research and teaching

With this event we aim to explore and discuss ways and strategies to foster transformations towards sustainable development (SD) through university teaching, learning and research activities. The discussion will be based on participants’ experiences as well as on inputs from within the sustainable development at universities programme.
2017
Feb 2
  • conference
  • • 3030 Bern

Let’s make Global Goals Local Business

Verantwortung und Nachhaltigkeit scheint sich in der Wirtschaft zu etablieren. Seit 2000 unterstütz der UN Global Compact die Firmen in diesem Bemühen. Ist das blosse Imagepolitur oder ein wichtiger Erfolgsfaktor?
2017
Feb 14
2017
Feb 17
  • Education/Training
  • Dübendorf

Systematic Behaviour Change in Development Projects

The course will give an introduction into the planning, design, and evaluation of systematic behaviour change campaigns using the RANAS approach. The participants will learn how to conduct a quantitative survey measuring the behavioural factors, how to identify the required behaviour change techniques and how to verify their effectiveness.
2017
Feb 23
  • seminar
  • Zürich

Governance, Law & Development - A discussion of the 2017 World Development Report

Keynote by Dr. Finn Heinrich (Transparency International)
2017
Mar 1
2017
Mar 3
  • conference
  • Bonn

The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development

The Global Festival of Ideas is the first in a series of annual forums, hosted by the UN SDG Action Campaign and supported by the Federal Government of Germany. The Festival brings together leading thinkers, policy-makers and civil society, together with gaming experts and policy simulators, to deliver the world’s first playable policy conference.
2017
Apr 6
  • conference
  • Basel

Evidence Meets Decisions Makers - Better Use of Evidence for Better Health

The Swiss TPH Spring Symposium 2017 invites public health policy makers, statisticians, and global health specialists and students to review and discuss the current evidence on how the use of data and information by decision makers can be improved in the health sector.
2017
Apr 7
Logo Sustainable University Day
  • symposium
  • Basel

Sustainable University Day 2017

Focusing on how and what universities can contribute to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Sustainable University Day 2017 will bring the sd-universities programme to a close. At the same time, it will kick off the new funding programme on student projects. The event is organised in partnership with the University of Basel.
2017
May 2
2017
May 7
  • conference
  • ON

Migration in a world of turmoil

Global economic recession and political turmoil in countries such as Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, among others, have over the last two decades brought about significant instability at all three major boundary levels: nationally, regionally, and globally.
2017
May 12
2017
May 13
  • conference
  • Bonn

Interconnections between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement: Exploring the role of state, non-state and subnational actors

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda (including 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Financing for Development Process) and the Paris Climate Agreement offers a unique opportunity to move towards more integrated and balanced development.
2017
May 17
2017
May 19
  • conference
  • Dresden

Sustainable Development Goals and the Nexus Approach: Monitoring and Implementation

The Dresden Nexus Conference is a platform developed to advance the sustainable development agenda by bringing actors together who apply a Nexus Approach to resource management.
2017
Jun 28
  • conference
  • Basel

Clinical Research in Resource Limited Settings - Mission Impossible or Role Model for Future Drug Development?

The Swiss TPH Summer Symposium 2017 invites clinical research and drug development specialists and students to review and discuss future approaches to drug development.
2017
Jun 29
2017
Jul 1
  • conference
  • Basel

Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban

African urbanization trends raise several issues that are of interest to scholars.
2017
Jul 10
2017
Jul 14
  • IAHS/AISH
  • conference
  • Port Elizabeth

Water and Development: scientific challenges in addressing societal issues

South Africa has a rich and varied hydrological history and has been a research leader in many aspects of hydrology through years of paired catchment and process hydrology research, model development and in the inclusion of scientific knowledge as exemplified by the South African National Water of 1998.
2017
Jul 20
2017
Jul 21
  • conference
  • London

Imagining Africa’s Future: Language, Culture, Governance, Development

Imagining Africa’s Future marks SOAS’ centenary, and in order to celebrate a century of African studies we look forward to examine future key trends, changes and debates that are likely to shape the African continent over the coming century, drawing from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives in a truly inter-disciplinary conference.
2017
Aug 21
2017
Aug 23
  • conference
  • Bergen

Globalisation at the Crossroads – Rethinking Inequalities and Boundaries

The EADI General Conference is organized every third year. It serves as the association’s public forum for academic exchange, reflection and debate on pressing global and developmental questions.
2017
Sep 5
2017
Sep 8
ICRD 2017
  • conference
  • Bern

Evidence. Engagement. Policies

The conference offers a platform for researchers, policymakers, civil society, and others to come together and engage in creative dialogue and concerted action. ICRD 2017 will focus on research for sustainable development, in particular on improving our understanding of how evidence can support policies for transformation in countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
2017
Oct 24
2017
Oct 25
  • conference
  • Geneva

World Resources Forum 2017

Accelerating the resource revolution
2017
Dec 7
2017
Dec 8
  • conference
  • Basel

Helminth Infection: from Transmission to Control

The Swiss TPH Winter Symposium 2017 invites medical parasitologists, infection biologists, epidemiologists and public health specialists and students to review and discuss progress in research, control and elimination and eradiation of helminth infections.