Co-designing solution-oriented research for sustainable development

An event to support collaboration in research partnerships/projects and science-to-policy uptake

Co-designing solution-oriented research for sustainable development

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The upcoming 10 years are crucial for a healthy ocean. The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) calls for a transformative research process and emphasises the importance of co-design. The virtual event is part of the UN Ocean Decade Laboratory “An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean” and will promote the need for a transformation in ocean science.

To advance the ocean science agenda and research partnerships for sustainable development, we would like to discuss how co-design in research projects can be supported. How can partners create a common understanding and a shared vision of their research project? What are the challenges and good practices to effectively translate scientific findings into meaningful policies? How can equal, fair and ethical engagement of all relevant stakeholders before, during and after a project be ensured? What might be important when planning and implementing projects to achieve impact and sustainability?

Thursday, 8 July 2021 16:00 – 17:30 (CEST)

Co-designing solution-oriented research for sustainable development – developing guidance for research partnerships/projects. To register, send an email with your name, organization and the country you are participating from to Register until 7 July 2021 to receive more information and the conference link via email.

The virtual event will explore the topic from different perspectives and highlight the importance of the co-design approach for solution-oriented research in line with the 2030 Agenda. Furthermore, it will build knowledge and practice of co-design in a more consistent and coordinated way to support collaboration and science-to-policy uptake. Participants will learn, discuss and share experiences about collaborative and participative research and better integration of diverse knowledge systems, disciplines, sectors and stakeholders.

The online session is jointly organised by the MeerWissen secretariat at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Future Earth Coasts (FEC) and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA).