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Session Overview
Date: Thursday, 07/Sep/2017
KD III: Keynote Debate III
Location: A 003

Speakers: Jun Borras and Erle Ellis

Moderation: Carin Smaller

Debaters: Pascal Peduzzi and Dzodzi Tsikata

ESED-04-1: Understanding and transforming drivers of land systems in a globalized world
Location: A 022
Chair: Peter Messerli, University of Bern
Chair: Markus Johannes Giger, University of Bern
Chair: Julie Gwendolin Zaehringer, University of Bern

“Linking land use displacement, agricultural intensification and forest transitions - A contribution to theory development in land system science”

Virginia Rodríguez García1, Patrick Meyfroidt2, Frédéric Gaspart3

1: Earth and Life Institute, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; 2: Georges Lemaître Center for Earth and Climate Research, Earth and Life Institute,Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; 3: Earth and Life Institute, Agronomy, Universite Catholique de Louvain, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Governance challenges in telecoupled systems

Jens Newig1, Andrea Lenschow2, Edward Challies1

1: Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany; 2: University of Osnabrueck, Germany

Exploring the relevance of telecoupling analysis in the case of banana plantation expansion in northern Laos

Cecilie Friis, Jonas Østergaard Nielsen

IRI THESys Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Analysing actors, flows and institutions to understand the telecoupled land governance system (LGS) in north-eastern Madagascar

Onintsoa Ravaka Andriamihaja1,2, Manuel Fischer3, Florence Alessa Metz4, Julie Gwendolin Zaehringer1, Peter Messerli1,2

1: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) Berne, Switzerland; 2: Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland; 3: EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology, Switzerland; 4: Institute of Political Science, University of Bern, Fabrikstrasse 8, Bern 3012, Switzerland

HFAS-04: Citizen - Driven Water Management for Healthy Lives and Sustainable Agriculture
Location: A-126
Chair: Natalie Claire Ceperley, UNIL
Chair: Moctar DEMBELE, University of Lausanne
Chair: Theophile MANDE, BEST I3E

Cracking the African Climate Observation Conundrum Combining Technology and Social Strategies

John Selker1, Nick van de Giesen2, Frank Annor2, Rebecca Hochreutener1, Theophile Mande3

1: Oregon State University, United States of America; 2: Delft University of Technology; 3:

Water Performance of Food Systems in Northwest Mount Kenya: Insights for Food Systems Sustainability

Stephen Otieno1, Horacio Florian Augstburger2

1: Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya; 2: Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland

Practicality Index: Communities assess the viability and impact of water interventions

Mahady Hassan Hassan, Amitabh Sharma, Eva Elisabeth Syfrig

Swiss Red Cross, Switzerland

Prioritizing urban health and environmental indicators: key takeaway from selected 35 cities across the globe

Neeraj Sharma, Rajat Agrawal

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Securité alimentaire et santé: lecons apprises des hydroamenagements au Burkina Faso

Dramane Zongo, Jean Noel Poda

IRSS, Burkina Faso

Offsetting the trade-offs between public health and water resources development using modeling and a participatory approach: the example of schistosomiasis in Burkina Faso

Javier Perez-Saez1, Theophile Mande1, Natalie Claire Ceperley2, Andrea Rinaldo1

1: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland; 2: Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

HFAS-11: Research Uptake pathways to evidence-based policy and practice - a LANSA experience
Location: A 024
Chair: Sangeetha Rosemarie Rajeesh, Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) Consortium

Research uptake pathways to evidence-based policy and practice – a LANSA experience

Sangeetha Rosemarie Rajeesh1, Jessica Meeker2, Zeenat Ahmed3

1: Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) Consortium, India; 2: IDS, UK; 3: BRAC, Bangladesh, People's Republic of

IEPS-03-1: Conflict transformation and peace-building research contributions to Sustainable Development Goal 16
Location: A 201
Chair: Remko Berkhout, Remko Berkhout
TP-01: Addressing multiple SDGs: The relevance of multisectoral approaches for sustainable development
Location: A-122
Chair: Karin Gross, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Fostering integration through SDGs: Framework for understanding mechanisms for national institutional interactions

Alizan Mahadi1,2

1: Keio University, Japan; 2: Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia

Lao DECIDE Info: Fostering integrated planning and cross-sectoral collaboration to tackle increasingly complex development challenges

Michael Epprecht1, Vong Nanhthavong1, Cornelia Hett1, Albrecht Ehrensperger1, Micah Ingalls1, Thatheva Sapangthong2

1: Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland; 2: Council for Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Laos

Innovation for Economic and Environment Health: Achieving Corporate Carbon Neutrality

Bhupindar Singh

International Federation for Information Processing

Innovation Platforms as Multisectoral Clusters to Manage Sustainability

Gian Nicolay

FiBL, Switzerland

The power of multisectoral governance in addressing malnutrition

Deirdre McMahon

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

TP-06: Partnerships for producing and effectively using knowledge that advances transformations towards sustainable development
Location: A-119
Chair: Eliud Abucheli Birachi, International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Chair: Manuel Vogt, ETH Zürich

Effective use of research findings for development in a situation of unresponsive bureaucracy: Reflections of experiences and lessons

Bishnu Raj Upreti

Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR), Nepal

How to work with and within strong government system to disseminate research evidence using the case of Rwanda and Laos

Eliud Abucheli Birachi1, Saithong Phommavong2

1: International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Rwanda; 2: National University of Laos, NUOL, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vientiane, Lao PDR

How political organisations use ethnic identity as a mobilising tool: insights from Central India

Annina Mirjam Hirzel

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Perceived Inequalities and Ethnic Mobilization in Mining Areas of Zambia

Owen B. Sichone

Copperbelt University, Zambia

The Mayan People in Guatemala: Strategies of Ethnic Mobilization and State Response (1970-2015)

Ricardo Saenz de Tejada

Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala

What are the confluences of national policies and local development plans in addressing gender equality and the right to food?

Seng Suon, Siny Suon

CENTDOR, Cambodia

TP-10: Towards Transformative Partnerships for Sustainable Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Cases from South Africa and Myanmar
Location: A 301
Chair: Willem Fourie, University of Pretoria
Chair: Joan Bastide, Centre for Development and Environment

National Sustainability Transition Dialogues and Domesticating the SDGs in South Africa

Mapula Tshangela

Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, South Africa

Aligning the 2030 Agenda, Agenda 2063 and the National Development Plan in South Africa

Harsha Dayal

Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Presidency of South Africa, South Africa

Connecting Policy-Makers and Knowledge Producers: The South African Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub

Willem Fourie

University of Pretoria, South Africa

Towards the resolution of complex land issues through evidence-based multistakeholder dialogues: the OneMap Myanmar initiative

Joan Bastide

Centre for Development and Environment, Myanmar

Evidence-based Land Use Planning Process: Piloting in Bago Region, Myanmar

Myat Su Mon

Ministry of Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation, Myanmar

Good or bad and deal? – Inventorying and rating land investments in Laos for their impacts on environment and human wellbeing

Cornelia Hett1, Vong Nanhthavong2, Michael Epprecht2, Savanh Hanephom3

1: University of Bern, Switzerland; 2: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Country office Lao PDR; 3: Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

ESED-03: Integrating ecosystems, water resources and energy to manage wastewater and improve the quality of life in urban areas
Location: A-126
Chair: Mark William McCormick, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland

Advanced primary treatment with DAF: Space saving and resource efficient municipal wastewater treatment with no water quality trade-off.

Roger König1, Stefano Quarenghi2

1: SUPSI - University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland; 2: CDV - Consorzio depurazione acque del Verbano

Integrated management of waste resources for biomass production and CO2 recycling using microalgae

Mariluz Bagnoud

HEIG-VD, Switzerland

Challenges in implementing wastewater treatment technologies in middle- and low-income countries: the view of a planning engineer

Michael Jon Mattle1,2

1: HOLINGER SA, Switzerland; 2: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Proposal for integrated management of the depleting water bodies of Bangalore city

Mark William McCormick1, Mariluz Bagnoud1, Rinku Verma2, Jean-Bernard Michel1

1: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Switzerland; 2: University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

ESED-04-2: Understanding and transforming drivers of land systems in a globalized world
Location: A 022
Chair: Peter Messerli, University of Bern
Chair: Markus Johannes Giger, University of Bern
Chair: Julie Gwendolin Zaehringer, University of Bern

Mediating Land Conflicts: Localizing global governance norms in rural Cambodia

Saba Joshi1, Joanna Bourke-Martignoni2

1: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland; 2: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland

Geopolitical Dimensions of Land Systems Governance in the Mekong: Implications of the political economy of securitization

Micah L. Ingalls1, Chuan Liao2, Keith Barney3, Jean-Christophe Diepart4

1: CDE, University of Bern, Lao People's Democratic Republic; 2: University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment; 3: Crawford School of Public Policy, Australia National University; 4: Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, Belgium

How national and local contexts shape the impacts of foreign investment in land: a comparative analysis from three African countries

Markus Johannes Giger1, Ward Anseeuw2, Eve Fouilleux3, Sara Mercandalli4, Perrine Burnod5, Sandra Eckert1, Boniface Kiteme6, Christoph Oberlack8, Julie Zähringer1, Camilla Adelle7, Peter Messerli1

1: CDE, University of Bern, Switzerland; 2: CIRAD and ILC, Rome; 3: CIRAD, France; 4: CIRAD and University of Pretoria, South Africa; 5: CIRAD and Malagasy Land Observatory, Madagascar; 6: CETRAD (Centre for Training and Integrated Research In ASAL Development) Nanyuki, Kenya; 7: Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria, South Africa; 8: CDE and GIUB, University of Bern, Switzerland

Woody invasive plant species as transformers of ecosystem services and human wellbeing

René Eschen1, Eric Allan2, Ketema Bekele3, Sandra Eckert4, Albrecht Ehrensperger4, Theo Linders1,2, Purity Rima5,6, Gudrun Schwilch4, Hailu Shiferaw7, Urs Schaffner1

1: CABI, Switzerland; 2: University of Bern, Switzerland; 3: Haramaya University, Ethiopia; 4: Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland; 5: University of Nairobi, Kenya; 6: Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kenya; 7: Water and Land Resource Centre, Ethiopia

Governing competing claims on natural resources in telecoupled resource systems: Navigating sustainability trade-offs in the global land rush

Christoph Oberlack1, Markus Giger1, Patrick Kupferschmied1, Stefan Mann2, Peter Messerli1, Andrea Winiger1, Stephan Rist1

1: University of Bern, Switzerland; 2: Agroscope, Switzerland

A Pathway Towards More Sustainable Development?--Land Commercialization and Its Social Impacts in Rural China

Jin Zeng

Florida International University, United States of America

HFAS-03: Challenges in yam systems for improved livelihoods in West Africa
Location: A-122
Chair: Emmanuel Frossard, ETH Zurich

Socioeconomic aspect of YAMSYS

Daouda Dao

CSRS, Côte d'Ivoire

Yam processing and Consumption

Bolanle Omolara Otegbayo

Bowen University, Nigeria

Yam production and use in West Africa

Robert Asiedu

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria

Sustainable management of yam's genetic resources by the year 2030 in Africa

Jeanne Gaston Zoundjihékpon1, Mounirou Yolou1, Djakaridia Tiama2, Elie Assaba1, Narcisse Denadi1, Jean Didier Zongo2

1: University of Abomey Calavi / Ecological Genetics Laboratory, Benin; 2: University Ouaga I Professeur Joseph Ki Zerbo

Influence of early growth on interplant yield variability of the two main yam species in West Africa

Denis Cornet

CIRAD, Guadeloupe (France)

Establishing formal yam seed production systems in West Africa

Beatrice Aighewi1, Norbert Maroya1, Lava Kumar1, Robert Asiedu1, Morufat Balogun1,2, Djana Mignouna1

1: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria; 2: University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Smallholder's soil fertility management in yam cultures in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast

Yabile Florence OUATTARA

Institut des sciences des sociétés, Burkina Faso

HFAS-05: Commercializing Agriculture--Reorganizing Gender
Location: A 301
Chair: Elisabeth Prügl, Graduate Institute

Agricultural commercialization and gendered livelihoods in Cambodia

Katia Covarrubias, Christophe Gironde, Seng Suon

Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Développement, France

Gender, Agricultural Commercialization and Food Security: Preliminary Results from a Survey in Ghana

Dzodzi Tsikata, Fred Mawunyo Dzanku

University of Ghana, Ghana

Empowering women through large-scale land acquisitions? A case study of a LSLA in Ghana’s Volta Region

Kristina Lanz

University of Berne, Switzerland

Gender and Livelihood Resilience: Analysis of Oil Palm Expansion Impact In Jambi, Indonesia

Fatimah Azzahra, Arya Hadi Dharmawan, Nurmala Katrina Pandjaitan

Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

Agricultural transition and division of labour, examples from Laos

Stephanie Jaquet1, Michael Epprecht1, Maliphone Douangphanchanh2

1: Centre for Development and Environment CDE, Lao People's Democratic Republic; 2: Faculty of Social Sciences, National University of Laos, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Agricultural transformation in Rwanda: Emerging Marketing Systems and Barriers to Women farmers’ participation

Chantal Ingabire

Rwanda Agriculture Board, Rwanda

IEPS-03-2: Conflict transformation and peace-building research contributions to Sustainable Development Goal 16
Location: A 201
Chair: Remko Berkhout, Remko Berkhout
IEPS-06: Making Trade More Inclusive
Location: A 024
Chair: Marcelo Olarreaga, University of Geneva

Gender, Informal Employment and Trade Liberalisation in Mexico

Sarra Ben Yahmed1, Pamela Bombarda2

1: Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany; 2: University of Cergy-Pontoise

Skill Premia and Online Trade

Emmanuel Milet

university of geneva, Switzerland

Towards a sustainable cotton sector in Pakistan

Samavia Batool

Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan

Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands, lessons on the cotton sector

Catherine Simonet

Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom

Trade and Women’s Wage Employment in the Non-Agricultural Sector: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?

Mina Baliamoune

University of North Florida, United States of America

TP-11: Transformative partnerships by participatory modeling
Location: A-119
Chair: Enrico Celio, ETH Zürich
Chair: Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ)

From understanding to transforming local land systems in Southeast Asia: a learning pathway in participatory modelling

Jean-Christophe Castella1,2

1: IRD, Institut de recherche pour le développement, France; 2: CIRAD, Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement, France

Understanding causes of land-use change decisions in northern Laos based on semi-quantitative survey data – challenges and opportunities

Victoria Junquera, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey

Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development, Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland

Towards a sustainable rural area planning: understanding drivers of land-use change by participatory Bayesian network-based land-use decision modelling

Ravosaina Ntsiva Nirinimanitra Andriatsitohaina1, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey2, Enrico Celio2, Bruno Ramamonjisoa1, Zo Rabemananjara1

1: ESSA-Forêts; 2: ETH, Zurich

Participatory scenario-based approach: A transformative approach for securing local forest tenure rights

Nining Liswanti, Esther Mwangi

Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia

Building transformative transdisciplinary knowledge through participatory research: the example of the Humanitarian Encyclopedia research project

Clara Egger, Edith Favoreu, Doris Schopper

CERAH (Geneva Centre for Education and Research on Humanitarian Action), Switzerland

Coffee/Tea Break
PD II: Plenary Dialogue II
Location: A 003

Moderation: Carin Smaller

Debaters: Gilles Carbonnier, Stellah Mikalitsa Mukhovi, and Vanja Westerberg

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