How can research networks of the Future Earth framework effectively contribute to implementation of the SDGs in Africa?

Schneider, Flurina; Tribaldos, Theresa Margarete (2018). How can research networks of the Future Earth framework effectively contribute to implementation of the SDGs in Africa? (Unpublished). In: Seedbeds for Transformation Conference. Port Elizabeth. 11 Mai 2018.

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The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development stresses the fundamental role science should play for implementation of the 17 SDGs. In this context, the Future Earth platform encourages the scientific community to engage in co-production of knowledge together with societal actors to generate the knowledge needed to support sustainability transformations. To achieve this aim, several international sustainability research network are currently working on novel approaches, organising conferences, webinars or working groups dedicated to the issue, designing sciencepolicy-interfaces, or studying best practices. However, many networks involved are challenged to implement collaborative approaches within their structures and creating conditions which are truly favourable for co-production. A major reason for this challenge is the global scope of these networks. How can global scale, international research networks effectively foster the production of knowledge relevant for key actors in the implementation of the SDGs in Africa? In particular, how can these networks foster knowledge production that truly considers African perspectives and needs regarding the SDGs? And how can African perspectives be integrated into global frameworks so that global priorities are relevant to actors on the ground in Africa. The session aims to jointly explore how international sustainability research networks, together with regional partners, can work towards creating the knowledge needed for implementation of the SDGs in Africa, and beyond.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Abstract)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Schneider, Flurina and Tribaldos, Theresa Margarete

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel

Projects:

[913] Enhancing transformative research for sustainable development: mutual learning within research networks
[803] Cluster: Land Resources

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

09 May 2019 09:34

Last Modified:

04 Nov 2019 16:12

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.127229

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/127229

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