Reports of past KFPE events

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UN Car - conflict sit
  • 20.11.2015
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Doing research in conflict areas: being sensitive to conflict and managing risks

Researchers working in conflict-affected areas need to be aware that the political and security situation in their study area may change very quickly. Should the situation deteriorate, they and their local partners may suddenly find themselves at risk, and their project’s continuation might be in jeopardy. Which security guidelines should researchers follow in such situations? How can their security be ensured if they are working in remote areas? What can be done to enable project continuation under worsened security conditions?
  • 10.11.2015
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LEMONOC Conference, 22nd-Sept-2015, Brussels and Videos

On 22nd September 2015, the LEMONOC conference in Brussels addressed the potential and challenges of learning mobility between the ‘Global South’ and the ‘Global North’. More than 60 stakeholders from universities, universities of applied science and other organisations in Europe and beyond met in order to exchange their experience, expertise and ideas. The event took place as the final conference delivering the outputs of the project as well as a platform to launch the LEMONOC Network as a follow-up.
Laos Workshop 1 (2015) KFPE
  • 15.09.2015
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Boosting Science–Policy Engagement in Lao PDR

KFPE returned to Lao PDR as co-organizer of the two-day “Workshop on Science–Policy Engagement” held in Vientiane on 8-9 September 2015. The workshop was a follow-up to the country’s first ever high-level Science–Policy Exchange (13-14 February 2014), which KFPE also co-organized.
Workshop commodities 2015
  • 05.05.2015
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Swiss academia engages with commodities and trade

On 21 April, a group of scholars and stakeholders discussed research gaps in the field of commodities and trade at an academic workshop. The event was co-hosted by the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) and the World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern and the Institute for Business Ethics (IWE) of the University of St. Gallen.
  • 15.02.2015
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Learning mobility between the ‘Global South’ and the ‘Global North’

On 10 February, a workshop at the University of Basel addressed the potential and challenges of learning mobility between the ‘Global South’ and the ‘Global North’. More than 30 stakeholders from universities, universities of applied science and other organisations in Switzerland and beyond met in order to exchange their experience, expertise and ideas.
Panel Jubiläum KFPE 2014
  • 28.08.2014
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Research Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions in Governing the Extractive Industries

With its anniversary conference, the KFPE addressed the topic of extractive industries through the lens of science and research partnerships. It did so by presenting reflections and results from case studies conducted in different geographic contexts. Philippe Le Billon, one of the most renowned scholars in this field and Ricardo Giesecke, former Minister for Environment of Peru, shared particular insights into the extractive industries.
EADI-Workshop 2014
  • 10.07.2014
  • KFPE office
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Reframing North-South Research Partnerships

A panel-session organised in the frame of the EADI Conference in Bonn, 24 June 2014. The session was organised by Gilles Carbonier - member of the KFPE - and Tiina Kontinen and chaired by Isa Baud, president of EADI.
Science-Policy-Event-Laos 2014
  • 20.03.2014
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KFPE facilitates first Science–Policy Exchange event

This “Science–Policy Exchange” event was held on 13 and 14 February 2014 in Lao PDR to foster efforts to improve collaboration between researchers and decision-makers. Its purpose was to create a space for dialogue between the various parties, and to take stock of the current status of science–policy exchange in the country.
Research Fair 2013 Überblick
  • 15.06.2013
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Research Fair: Results and Innovations from Transnational Research Partnerships

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and KFPE were jointly organising a Research Fair (5 June 2013) to provide an opportunity for exchange and dialogue between science, policy, and practice.
  • 30.10.2012
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How Research Partnerships with Developing Countries Contribute to Swiss Research and the Swiss Economy

Research partnerships with developing countries are meaningful because partners from both the South and the North can expect significant added value from their collaboration. Successful research partnerships generate high-quality local and global scientific knowledge that can be translated into development action. This, in turn, reinforces Switzerland’s role as a centre of scientific expertise and increases its disciplinary, transdisciplinary, and technical know-how.
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  • 30.08.2012
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What makes development oriented research partnerships effective? -> Looking back to move forward

Research partnerships are meaningful when partners can expect significant added value from their collaboration. Successful partnerships are based on mutual interests, trust and a shared vision. Partners are confronted with various challenges such as defining the agenda and responsibilities together, dealing with different expectations and goals, communicating across a variety of epistemological borders, strengthening capacity, finding adequate funding – to list the most important ones mentioned in the literature.

Health and Climate Change in Developing Countries
A Workshop during the One Health Symposium 2012 in Davos under the lead of Prof. Dr. Guéladio Cissé, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and co-chaired by Dr. J.-A. Lys (KFPE) (external link).