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24 August 2020

DevRes 2020: Advancing Sustainable Transformation

Submit your abstract before February 20, 2020.

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How can development research contribute to transformation for sustainability? Join the multi-stakeholder discussions at DevRes 2020!

Meeting the grand challenges of our time requires societal transformation. Research is increasingly influenced by the 2030 Agenda with its seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), not least when aiming to improve conditions in low-resource settings.

Research for development covers a broad range of topics and approaches which generates knowledge that benefits sustainable development. An understanding of interconnected systems and processes is necessary in order to respond to challenges and attain synergies between sectors and actors. This requires reflections on the scientific advancements; connecting science, policy and implementation, context and power relationships.

This conference aims to provide a creative forum for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, funders, and other stakeholders on how research for development can contribute to transformation for sustainability. DevRes 2020 will link theory, research, real-life practice and explore the complex interrelations between the various dimensions (like social, economic, environmental and more) of sustainability to advance research for development in the SDG era. The DevRes conference aims to provide a creative forum for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, funders and other stakeholders on how research for development can contribute to transformation for sustainability. DevRes 2020 will link theory, research, real-life practice and explore the complex interrelations between social, economic, environmental and other dimensions of sustainability to advance research for development in the SDG era.

Call for submission of abstracts is open until February 20, 2020.

Find more information about the call, the conference and how to register.

Times

From 24 August 2020 to 26 August 2020

Venue

The campus of Umeå University.

Hosted by

Jesslyn Rose, jesslyn@umea-congress.se