Cancelled: DevRes 2020 – Advancing Sustainable Transformation

Given the current situation with corona virus and all the uncertainties we are facing, we have reached the conclusion to postpone DevRes 2020. Read more on the link below.


24 - 26 August 2020


Umeå University


Umeå University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Swedish Research Council, Sida and Formas


Registration to attend the conference, no later than April 15.

Applications for organising sessions or presentations must be submitted
no later than February 20.

DevRes 2020 – Advancing Sustainable Transformation

Meeting the grand challenges of our time requires societal transformation.
Our research is increasingly influenced by the 2030 Agenda with its seventeen
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),external link 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.

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PUBLISHED ON 26 March 2020

UPDATED ON 26 March 2020

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