4th International Conference on Research for Development


The 4th International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD 2017) will be co-hosted by the University of Bern’s Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) and the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) – a joint funding initiative of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). 

ICRD 2017 will address the theme, 'Evidence.Engagement.Policies,' focusing on four questions: 

  • How can we ensure that health, food systems, and sustainable agricultural systems mutually reinforce one another to better support people’s livelihoods and well-being?
  • How can we deal with environmental sustainability while achieving economic development? 
  • How can we promote inclusive, equitable, and peaceful societies? 
  • How can we ensure that partnerships are transformative?

The conference seeks contributions that will enhance transformations towards sustainable development in countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Conference contributions should facilitate knowledge stewardship in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and should improve our understanding of how evidence can support policies for sustainable development. We call upon researchers, policymakers, and societal partners to share sound and timely knowledge from their fields of expertise, and to engage in discussing synergies and trade-offs with other SDGs linked to their topics.

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