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From Science to Practice! Research And Knowledge To Achieve The SDGs

Date: 29 Mar - 1 Apr 2021

  • Time: 14:00-16:00 CET
  • Location: Global; online
  • Donor(s): Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)
  • Counterpart(s): Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI), Think Tank Hub, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Switzerland, SDG Lab
  • Project Title: From Science To Practice: Research And Knowledge To Achieve The SDGs

  • This event is open to the public.

From Science to Practice! Research And Knowledge To Achieve The SDGs
📅 Save the Date: 29 March to 1 April 2021

Transforming research and knowledge into progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

Last autumn several partners from International Geneva created a new channel through which research and knowledge from the local ecosystem can amplify its impact on global policy making.

Our Evidence Boxes collected contributions on three key themes for the acceleration and success of progress on the global goals: Human well-being and capabilities; Sustainable and just economies; and Food systems and nutrition patterns. Respondents also shared their experience with science-policy-practice interactions. Many types of evidence were received, from peer-reviewed studies and review articles to case studies and stories, covering the local, national, regional and global levels.

Our team is now synthesizing the evidence submitted into papers on these themes. They are also looking at where the new information stands in relation to the currently understood state-of-the-art knowledge. Does it confirm existing trends, or offer a different picture?

Why not join us for this open consultation to find out? We’d like to share the findings with you, and get your feedback as well. The papers will then be revised in the light of the meeting conversations, and prepared for distribution and discussion by policy decision makers at the High-Level Political Forum in New York (or HLPF, the main UN body reviewing progress on the SDGs).

Event details:

29 March14:00-16:00 CETHuman Well-being and Capabilities
30 March14:00-16:00 CETSustainable and Just Economies
31 March14:00-16:00 CETFood Systems and Nutrition Patterns
1 April14:00-16:00 CETBehavioural Insights for Evidence-Based Decision Making

The meeting will take place online for two hours each day to enable global participation. Each day will feature the presentation of one main paper, short case study presentations and discussion, as well as small group workshops to delve into feedback and questions.

Watch this space for updates and registration details.

Organizing Partners

This project is coordinated by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), the Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI), the Think Tank Hub, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Switzerland and the SDG Lab, and funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

Funding Partner