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Global Risk Report 2017 - WEF
  • 16.01.2017
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The Global Risk Report 2017

Four key areas for global risks in 2017: The most pressing of these risks relates to our environment. Beyond the state of the planet we inhabit, socio-economic considerations have also been high on the collective agenda over the past 12 months.
Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/REUTERS (see The Guardian)
  • 13.01.2017
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Embracing the SDGs’ complexity

Food and diet illustrate how the issues threatening the global commons – and their solutions – are intimately interlinked
Peter Messerli (copyright CDE)
  • 12.01.2017
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Peter Messerli named co-chair of UN Global Sustainable Development Report

Peter Messerli, Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Bern, has been selected as co-chair to lead the group of scientific experts tasked with drafting the upcoming UN Global Sustainable Development Report. In 2015, he was chosen by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences as a scientific representative of the Swiss delegation that participated in negotiation of the new global development agenda at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York.
10 things to know how to influence policy
  • 10.01.2017
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10 things to know about how to influence policy with research

Around the world, we are facing enormous challenges. Poverty, conflict, migration, disease and natural disasters are just some of the reasons why many people don’t have access to quality basic services and opportunities. Public policies that seek to address these challenges will only work if the choices made by decision-makers, technical or political, are informed by the best available evidence.
The contribution of science in implementing the SDGs
  • 04.01.2017
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The Contribution of Science in Implementing the SDGs

The German Committee Future Earth has published a new report outlining the important role that science must play in international efforts to curb climate change and move toward sustainability.
Fernerkundung der Biodiversität: Vegetationsvielfalt des Waldes auf der Lägern bei Baden mit 44'000 Baumkronen.
  • 03.01.2017
  • Medienmitteilung

Universität Zürich wird globales Zentrum für Biodiversitätsforschung

Ab 2017 übernimmt die Universität Zürich die internationale Koordinationsstelle «bioDISCOVERY». Diese unterstützt und koordiniert weltweit Forschungsprojekte mit dem Ziel, den Wandel der biologischen Vielfalt zu überwachen, zu bewerten, besser zu verstehen und vorherzusagen. Der Zuschlag erfolgte speziell aufgrund der Konzentration und Interdisziplinarität des Universitären Forschungsschwerpunkts «Globaler Wandel und Biodiversität» der UZH.
"Artificial sky brightness" around the world. Falchi et al. 2016
  • 03.01.2017
  • Meldung

Global sustainability: 2016 in review

A Future Earth Blog by Owen Gaffney. He traces the major events and scientific findings that shaped thinking and action on global sustainability over the past year – from good news about the ozone hole to concerns that we are living in a “post truth” society.
Science in 2016
  • 30.12.2016
  • Meldung

2016: The year in science

Scientists weathered a turbulent year, from political upheavals to the direct detection of gravity waves. Here, Nature highlights the people, events and discoveries that made a difference in 2016.
A history of global living conditions
  • 26.12.2016
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There is so much going better

How our world has changed over the last 200 years.
The successful transformation of our living conditions was possible only because of collaboration. Such a transformation would be impossible for a single person to accomplish. It is our collective brains and our collaborative effort that are needed for such an improvement.
  • 23.12.2016
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EDCTP: Open calls for proposals - Deadlines in February 2017

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) - The following calls for proposals are currently open:
ICRD 2017
  • 22.12.2016
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Evidence. Engagement. Policies

The conference seeks visionary contributions by 24 January 2017, that will enhance transformations towards sustainable development in countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Video-Clip of the Research Fair on 2030 Agenda (9 November 2016)
  • 20.12.2016
  • Kommission für Forschungspartnerschaften mit Entwicklungsländern
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Video Clips from the Research Fair on the 2030 Agenda

Swiss Agency Development and Cooperation produced two videos about the Research Fair on the 2030 Agenda - a short video (2'30") as well as an extended version (7'39") with more in-depth information about the Research Fair.
10 things about refugees
  • 19.12.2016
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10 things to know about refugees and displacement

There are over 65 million refugees and displaced people in the world. Most have been displaced for years.
But myths and misconceptions remain about the length of displacement, where people are displaced from and how best to help them survive.
  • 13.12.2016
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Research and Innovation Staff Exchange

The RISE funding scheme fosters staff exchange between the academic and the non-academic sectors and between European and non-European countries.
  • 12.12.2016
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Time to build a pipeline of innovation for Africa

It is widely accepted that research and innovation are key drivers of competitiveness and economic growth.
GMBA Mountain Portal
  • 12.12.2016
  • GMBA
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A powerful new online tool for exploring mountain biodiversity

The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment teamed up with Map of Life to launch a new web-portal for the visualization and exploration of biodiversity data for over 1000 mountain ranges defined worldwide.
  • 09.12.2016
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First Call open in the frame of SUDAC

SUDAC will promote the development of 'Consortia for Education and Research (COFER)' that are oriented towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the U.N. Agenda 2030.
Marcel Tanner im April 2015 auf einer seiner vielen Reisen nach Afrika, hier am Kilomberofluss bei Ifakara, Tansania.
  • 09.12.2016
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Tagesgespräch auf Radio SRF mit Marcel Tanner über Möglichkeiten Malaria zu bekämpfen

Marcel Tanner (Präsident der SCNAT) hat als Direktor des Tropeninstituts viel gegen die Ausbreitung der Krankheit getan, die über die gefürchtete Anopheles-Mücke übertragen wird. So hat er Forschungszentren in afrikanischen Ländern initialisiert und an einem Impfstoff gegen Malaria geforscht.
Reliable Data for Africa (SciDevNet)
  • 07.12.2016
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African policymakers get new, reliable climate data

Climate change in Africa is least-researched and poorly understood, but a new report could help decision-makers get reliable scientific information about it to aid planning. Researchers have created factsheets on climate change for African policymakers. The factsheets focus on African regions and nations such as Malawi and Zambia.
  • 07.12.2016
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Call for Indo-Swiss scholars exchange grants in the social sciences

The 2016 call for projects of the Indo-Swiss joint research programme in the Social Sciences is now open.
  • 06.12.2016
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The SDGs on the G20 agenda

The G20, the informal forum of the leaders of the world's largest economies, has pledged support. Kathrin Berensmann of the German Development Institute assesses what the G20 is doing in this context.
Ameenah Gurib
  • 05.12.2016
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A vision for science and innovation in Africa

An interview with Ameenah Gurib, the first elected woman President of Mauritius, which is a champion of higher education and research in Africa and was listed in the world’s top 100 most powerful women by Forbes earlier this year.
les défis du fiancement de la recherche en Afrique - by SciDevNet
  • 30.11.2016
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Les défis du financement de la recherche en Afrique

La mobilisation des ressources pour la recherche est un travail de longue haleine.
Il faut créer des services de mobilisation et de gestion de ressources dans les universités.
Des modèles de financement de la recherche font déjà leurs preuves sur le continent.
Marcel Tanner, Ordinarius für Epidemiologie und medizinische Parasitologie an der Universität Basel, war von 1997 bis 2015 Direktor des Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel. 1981 bis 1984 leitete er die Aussenstation des Swiss TPH in Ifakara, Tansania (heute: Ifakara Health Institute). Er trägt zwei Ehrendoktortitel der Universität Neuenburg und der Universität Brisbane. Seit 2016 präsidiert Tanner die Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz.
  • 30.11.2016
  • SCNAT
  • Meldung

«Wer nicht lachen kann, entdeckt nichts»

Marcel Tanner hat mehr als 35 Jahre Erfahrung in der Forschungszusammenarbeit mit Ländern des Südens. Für ihn ist klar: Ohne Flexibilität, gegenseitigen Respekt und Kontextwissen geht es nicht.
Grand Challenges Africa
  • 29.11.2016
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Grand Challenges Africa - Innovation Seed Grants

Requests for proposals seek: 1) solutions and strategies to reduce maternal, neonatal and child deaths in Africa, and 2) creative communication approaches to inspire African governments to fund research and development.
  • 29.11.2016
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The Elsevier Foundation - TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Programme

The Elsevier Foundation and TWAS have joined to create a Visiting Expert Programme in sustainability science. This effort is in line with the new Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030. The Programme supports visits of distinguished scientists to institutions in developing countries, especially those in the 48 Least Developed Countries.
  • 28.11.2016
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Organic farming in sub-Saharan Africa is productive, economically viable and resource-conserving

A long-term study in Kenya shows that maize yields and nutrient uptake in the organic farming systems are quite similar to conventional systems. Due to premium prices, organic systems are more profitable for farmers than conventional ones.
Alexander Keese
  • 28.11.2016
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A comparative and social history of decolonisation in Africa

The National Latsis Prize 2016 has been awarded to Alexander Keese for his research into ethnicity, forced labour and political transitions in west and central Africa.
In den Spitälern Kameruns fehlen die Spezialisten trotz grosser Anstrengungen, vermehrt Personal auszubilden. Wegen der schlechten Infrastruktur und des Stellenmangels suchen sich geeignete Kandidaten lieber einen Job im Ausland.
  • 2016
  • SNF / FNS
  • Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz
  • Magazin

Horizonte: Forschen für Fairness

Wissenschaft ist global. Viele denken bei dieser Aussage an prestigeträchtige Forschungspartnerschaften zwischen westlichen Hochschulen, vielleicht auch mit asiatischen Institutionen. Doch damit ist nur die halbe Welt betrachtet.
the Climate Vulnerable Forum
  • 21.11.2016
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48 developing countries vow to use 100% renewable energy by 2050

In total, 48 nations promised to cut their carbon emissions dramatically and rapidly move to 100% renewable power as the UN climate summit in Marrakech drew to a close on Friday.
  • 21.11.2016
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Making health systems research work: time to shift funding to locally-led research in the South

From a recent Lancet Comment on health systems research: While 96% of the primary data were collected in low-income and middle-income countries, 56% of first authors were based in high income countries, compared to only 8% in low-income countries.
  • 17.11.2016
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Willy Müller Award 2016

The “conseil de fondation“ of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS) wishes to increase the number of graduate students from Swiss universities working in collaboration with the CSRS in West Africa, and it is pleased to announce the first session of its W Müller Award to help to finance this collaboration.
  • 16.11.2016
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Assessing Research Systems in Developing Countries – 5 reasons why it matters

There is a vicious circle of under-investment in research in developing countries, especially in the social sciences.
Research Fair Overview 4
  • 10.11.2016
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Forschung und Innovation als Treiber einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung gemäss Agenda 2030

Forschung und Innovation spielen sowohl bei der Planung der Massnahmen als auch bei der Verwirklichung der Nachhaltigkeitsziele eine Schlüsselrolle. An der zweiten Research Fair, die gemeinsam von der DEZA und der KFPE organisiert wurde, haben Vertreterinnen und Vertreter von Wissenschaft, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und Politik gemeinsam über Mittel und Wege zur Umsetzung der Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung diskutiert.
  • 02.11.2016
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Five trends driving change in research for development

UKCDS has launched a new briefing that identifies the trends that will drive the research for development landscape over the coming decade, based on interviews with global development specialists and research.
  • 26.10.2016
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UK to focus innovation and research on tackling global challenges

The Research Review sets out how the UK will focus £390 million per year over the next 4 years on research and innovation to help address the great global challenges of the 21st Century. It sets out that improving humanitarian responses, combating infectious diseases and tackling child exploitation globally are to be the focus of major UK investment into research, science and technology.
How to advance your career - by SciDev.Net
  • 24.10.2016
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How to advance your career in science?

SciDevNet conducted a survey of researchers from all over the world about their biggest challenges they face, their advice and pitfalls to avoid - with a practical guide.
Rohstoff-Handel Anlass 20.9. 2016
  • 19.10.2016
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Transparency in commodities trading: Options for action at the international level and in Switzerland

KFPE was co-organiser of this event, taking place 20 September 2016. The event was meant to provide an overview and stimulate dialogue about potential courses of action and solutions at both international and national level, while also providing different stakeholders (science, industry, NGOs and Members of Parliament) with an opportunity to share their views.
Den Rohstoffsektor in Entwicklungsländern nachhaltig gestalten
  • 2016
  • Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz
  • Faktenblatt

Den Rohstoffsektor in Entwicklungsländern nachhaltig gestalten - Lokale Auswirkungen, globale Verbindungen und Wissenslücken

Dieses Faktenblatt widmet sich den Fragen, die sich den Entwicklungsländern stellen. Es ergänzt ein früheres Faktenblatt über die Rolle der Schweiz als Handelsplatz. Es beleuchtet vielversprechende
Ansätze in Forschung und Politik betreffend die Regierungen der Entwicklungsländer, die beteiligten
Unternehmen, die Handelsplätze sowie die internationale Gemeinschaft.
Die Schweiz und der Rohstoffhandel
  • 2016
  • Kommission für Forschungspartnerschaften mit Entwicklungsländern
  • ProClim
  • SCNAT
  • Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz
  • Faktenblatt

Die Schweiz und der Rohstoffhandel - Was wissen wir? Bilanz und Ausblick

Dieses Faktenblatt umreisst die grössten Herausforderungen, Wissenslücken und Forschungsfragen zur Rolle und Verantwortung der Schweiz als führender Rohstoffhandelsplatz. Zudem zeigt es auf, welche Wege Forschung und Politik in Zukunft einschlagen könnten.