Focali members present at DevRes online conference - Advancing Sustainable Transformation

Focali members at Focali annual meeting 2019. Photo: Anna Edlund

Focali members present at DevRes online conference - Advancing Sustainable Transformation

The Development Research Conference, DevRes, will be held digitally June 14-16 after being postponed from 2020. The theme of the conference is Advancing Sustainable Transformation. Several Focali members are involved in the conference as chairs of sessions, presenters or co-authors of articles that will be presented.

What Conference
When Jun 14, 2021 09:30 AM to
Jun 16, 2021 04:30 PM
Where Online
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See the list below for information about the sessions Focali members are involved in. Read more about these sessions and the conference on the DevRes conference webpage and register to attend.

Participants are invited to a creative forum to address the challenge of how development research can support sustainability, with a focus on low-resource settings. The conference is organized by Umeå University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Swedish Research Council, Sida and Formas.

List of DevRes sessions involving Focali members: 

Session 3: Sustainable dryland development for livestock keepers in sub-Saharan Africa. Focali members involved: Per Knutsson, Gert Nyberg, Madelene Ostwald

Session 8 & 16: Grand masterplans and the mundane everyday. Focali members involved: Linda Engström, Per Knutsson

Session 12: Public policies, extension and advisory services for advancing sustainable development. Focali member involved: Per Knutsson chairs the session

Session 13: Climate change – resilience, mitigation and adaptation. Focali member involved: Francisco X. Aguilar

Session 22 & 30: Transformative FLR to achieve the SDGs – research, theory and practice. Focali members involved: Rosa Goodman, Ulrik Ilstedt, Anders Malmer, Gert Nyberg, Madelene Ostwald, Aida Bargués Tobella present. Malin Gustafsson and Maria Ölund moderates. Aida Bargués Tobella coordinated the session.

Session 32: Development for whom : Revisiting inequality and social injustice in sustainable development. Focali members involved: Grace Wong and Hanna Sinare.

Session 35: Agroforestry, Livelihoods and Resilience: How to translate research into policy and practice at scale. Focali member involved: Elisabeth Simelton

Session 38. Sustainable food systems. Focali members involved: Gert Nyberg and Klara Fischer are co co-authors of two different abstracts.

Session 46. Tree cover and forest dynamics. Focali member involved: Kristina Marquardt is presenting and Aida Bargués Tobella chairs the session

Session 48. Stakeholders involved in the advancement of a sustainable transformation. Focali members involved: Elisabeth Simelton. Klara Fischer is co-author of one of the abstracts.

(This list might not be complete to complement the list with additional Focali members involved please contact us.)


Other sessions that might be of particular interest to Focali members:

Session 7: A Swedish Development Research Doctoral Network (SweDocNet): Exploring interest & needs, for PhD students

Session 9: Formas and Sida seminar – mobility support to Swedish researchers

Session 14: Dialogue and needs within Development Research: VR’s committee for Development Research

Session 24: How can you change the world with Sida’s research training partnership program


#DevRes2021 currectly has roughly 400 registered participants with over 125 speakers/chairs, 51 sessions, 68 posters, and 11 exhibitors.
Read more about the program and sign up to attend!



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