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COVID-19 free online course
  • 25.03.2020
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A free 3-week online course on COVID-19 and its implications

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is offering a free 3-week online course on COVID-19 and its implications.
Jahresbericht 2029
  • 25.03.2020
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Annual Report 2019

Many activities focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and were undertaken in collaboration with partner institutions.
Dr. Amadou Sall, Senegal Dakar
  • 20.03.2020
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Coronavirus 'rapid test kits' to be made in Senegal - BBC News

Rapid test kits that scientists say will diagnose coronavirus within 10 minutes are being developed in a laboratory in Senegal's capital, Dakar.
R. Geigy Stiftung
  • 19.03.2020
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11th Rudolf Geigy Award 2020

The Award will be conferred to young researchers, scientists and public/global health specialists who have distinguished themselves with excellent work in the areas of neglected diseases or public/global health and whose scientific career is not yet fully developed.
Globalster Call 2020
  • 17.03.2020
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Globalstars Call for Proposals

India and Switzerland, together with five other countires have announced the Globalstars call for joint R&D projects within the scope: “Key Enabling Technologies for Healthcare, Agriculture and Water”.
SFIAR-Award 2015
  • 10.03.2020
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SFIAR Award 2020

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) offers an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development.
Variety is the source of life: Agrobiodiversity benefits, challenges, and needs
  • 2020
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  • Forum Biodiversità Svizzera
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Variety is the source of life

For millennia, humankind’s food security and resilience were ensured by thousands of cultivated plant species, dozens of domesticated animal species, and the wider biodiversity from which they derive. But with the expansion of industrial agriculture and globalized standardized food systems, this long-running agricultural biodiversity has fallen steeply. Today, just three plant species account for half of all plant-based food calories, and only four animal species account for the vast majority of meat supplies. Looking ahead, restoring agrobiodiversity – the richness of what we cultivate, breed, consume, and conserve in the wild – is crucial to ensure resilient food systems against the backdrop of climate change. In particular, we must safeguard the livelihoods of the “guardians of agrobiodiversity”: approximately 500 million small farms across the world – particularly those in the global South. This factsheet outlines causes and consequences of agrobiodiversity loss, areas of promise, and options for policy and research.
  • 17.02.2020
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Call for Proposals: Research and innovation for sustainable development

SDC is looking for promising research and innovation initiatives, which engage researchers from Switzerland and from the Global South and East and implementation partners from other sectors (government, civil society, private sector).
Forum Social Conflicts
  • 11.02.2020
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r4d Forum Social Conflicts - "Difference as a resource for peace"

Research results and messages emerging from the r4d programme. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN by 6 April 2020

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