ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Many developed-country governments see a fundamental role for the private sector in advancing the sustainable development agenda (SDGs). Others are more skeptical and prefer companies to focus on doing their core business responsibly. Development partnerships with private businesses remain controversial. This course seeks to increase the participants’ understanding of the multifaceted and complex relationships between governments, private sector and civil society. It equips participants with the knowledge and tools required for an effective interaction between private sector organizations and development actors, and to assess both opportunities and risks of such cooperation. Further, the course enables participants to contribute to policy debates on the role of private sector actors in development.
Key Topics - Introduction to the Corporate Social Responsibility debate - Voluntary governance regimes (labels, codes, guidelines) and development: theory of change and effectiveness of soft law approaches - Public-Private Partnerships: introducing concepts and taking stock of experience - Private sector strategies from selected development organizations - Engaging with the private sector: how to design and manage partnerships
UiB Global, University of Bergen How would you frame your research to make an impact on policies for a sustainable future? June 17-27, 2019 at the University of Bergen Deadline for applications: 24 February, 2019
We, as researchers, have an important role to play in the interface between science and policymaking. There is an urgent need to connect research to the 2030 Agenda. Next summer, we select 100 PhD candidates to discuss and explore science advice with some of the best international practitioners. BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future. The research school is tied together with common sessions on research tools, presentation skills, keynotes by high-profile researchers, plenary discussions, and an excursion into the Norwegian waterscape.
Courses: - Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability - Migration Processes and Practices: Theories, methods and ethical conduct - Cultural Policy: Arts Heritage & Sustainability - The unfinished agenda of maternal and child health: Getting research into policy - Water management and sustainable development - Ocean, Climate, Society: Instabilities and mobilities on the climate change frontline