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Date: Friday, 08/Sep/2017
KD IV: Keynote Debate IV
Location: A 003

Speakers: David E. Chiriboga and Koko Warner

Moderation: Urs Wiesmann

Debaters: Antonio Hautle and Martin Leschhorn Strebel

ESED-01: Applying a nexus approach to sustainable management and use of natural resources in a context of institutional transformation. Evidence from Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan)
Location: A 027
Chair: Asel Murzakulova, University of Central Asia
Chair: Judith Niederberger von Wyl, Caritas Switzerland

Promoting Social Cohesion and Conflict Mitigation: Understanding Conflict in the Cross-Border Areas of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Kemel Toktomushev

University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Republic)

Community-based pasture management in Kyrgyzstan: inclusiveness and sustainability

Irène Mestre

Université Jean Moulin-Lyon 3 - Université of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Republic)

Caritas Switzerland’s nexus approach to Natural Resources Management

Judith Niederberger von Wyl, Jörn Köckritz, Margaux Tharin, Marc Gloekler

Caritas Switzerland, Switzerland

Citizen Science and Environmental Education: Transforming education for a more sustainable management of natural resources in mountain communities of Kyrgyzstan

Aline Rosset1, Aliya Ibraimova2

1: University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Republic); 2: CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation (Kyrgyz Republic)

Illustrating the nexus approach – Integrated Watershed Management in Muminobod, Tajikistan

Jana Junghardt, Jörn Köckritz, Margaux Tharin, Sa'dy Odinashoev

Caritas Switzerland, Switzerland

ESED-05: Securing and enhancing access to land for smallholders in shifting cultivation systems
Location: A-122
Chair: Andreas Heinimann, University of Bern
Chair: Joan Bastide, Centre for Development and Environment

Policy obstacles for appropriate development in shifting cultivation areas

Ole Mertz

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Putting shifting cultivation on the Map: experiences from participatory land use planning from Laos

Andreas Heinimann1, Cornelia Hett1, Vincent Roth1, Rasso Bernhard2, Micah Ingals1

1: University of Bern, Switzerland; 2: TABI, Laos

Access to land and land use intensification: Lessons from the maize boom in the northern uplands of Laos

Christine Ornetsmüller3, Jean-Christophe Castella1,2, Pascal Lienhard2, Guillaume Lestrelin2, Peter Verburg4

1: IRD, Institut de recherche pour le développement, France; 2: CIRAD, Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement, France; 3: VU, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands; 4: Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The persistence of shifting cultivation as the main deforestation driver in north-eastern Madagascar – the complex underpinnings of a local exception to a global trend

Julie G. Zaehringer1, Jorge C. Llopis1,2, Peter Messerli1,2

1: Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland; 2: Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland

Power Relation of Talang Mamak Community to Secure Access in Production Forest in Jambi Province, Indonesia

Hilda Nurul Hidayati, Arya Hadi Dharmawan, Nurmala Katrina Pandjaitan

Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

‘In The Forest We Had Plenty’. Gender, Food Culture and Diet Change in Rural Cambodia (Kampong Thom Province, 1990-2015)

Fenneke Reysoo1, Siny Suon2

1: IHEID, Switzerland; 2: Centdor, Cambodia

From Hunting-gathering to Industrial Economy: Analysis of Livelihoods Change of Punan Dayak Communities in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Dyah Ita Mardiyaningsih1, Arya Hadi Dharmawan1, Lala M Kolopaking1, Muhammad Firdaus1, Martin Reinhardt Nielsen2

1: Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia; 2: University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Jhum: Way of Life, not Crime for Nagas


Council of Naga Affairs, Myanmar

HFAS-02: Challenges for the transformative “new science of sustainable food systems”
Location: A 301
Chair: Stephan Rist, University of Bern
Chair: Johanna Jacobi, University of Bern
Chair: Jose Manuel Freddy Delgado Burgoa, University of Bern
Chair: Boniface Kiteme, CETRAD

Sustainability assessment tools in agriculture – the integration of social SD

Judith Janker

Agroscope, Switzerland

Agroecosystem services of three different food systems in Mount Kenya Region

Horacio Florian Augstburger

Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland

Ethnography of Smallholder Engagement in Food Systems in the North-West Mount Kenya Region

Fabian Käser

University of Bern, Switzerland

Food sustainability in Kenya: The legal, policy and institutional framework

Nicholas Wasonga Orago

University of Nairobi School of Law, Kenya

Self-organisation of different actors in food systems in Kenya and Bolivia. Some lessons for Social-ecological resilience and sustainability

Stellah Mikalitsa Mukhovi1, Johanna Jacobi2, Chinwe Ifejika Speranza2, Stephan Rist2, Boniface Kiteme3, Jose Manuel Freddy Delgado Burgoa4

1: University of Nairobi, Kenya; 2: University of Bern; 3: Centre for integrated Training and Research in ASAL Development (CETRAD); 4: Agroecologia Universidad of Cochabamba

Economic Policies with the Potential to shape Food Systems in a Sustainable Way: 2 major Entry Points in Kenya and Bolivia

Elisabeth Buergi Bonanomi, Carmen Zurkinden

CDE, Switzerland

Exploring dynamics and local perceptions of institutional processes in large-scale export-oriented horticulture in Northwest Mount Kenya

Mariah Ngutu Peter

University of Nairobi

Carbon footprint and use of agrochemicals in three different food systems (agroindustrial, indigenous and agroecological) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Roberto Bascopé

Centro Universitario AGRUCO, Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Bolivia



AGRUCO, Bolivia, Plurinational State of

The potential of wheat value chain to contribute to the well- being of participating smallholder farmers in North West Mt. Kenya, Kenya

Veronica Wambui Mwangi

University of Nairobi/Centre for Training and Integrated Research in ASAL Development, Kenya

HFAS-08: Impacting beyond niches: exploring approaches for up- and out-scaling innovations in mountains areas
Location: A-126
Chair: Susanne Wymann von Dach, University of Bern, Switzerland
Chair: Eklabya Sharma, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
Chair: Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment

Enabling Resilient Transformations in Himalayas - Simple, Flexible and Affordable Solutions for Upscaling

Eklabya Sharma, Nand Kishore Agrawal

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal

On the Ground in Sunny Mexico: A Case Study of a Rural Electrification Policy and Willingness to Pay for Solar-Powered Devices

Anna Ebers

University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

Social innovation in mountainous regions: Beyond social engineering and regionalism - Experiences from the H2020 SIMRA project

Manfred Perlik

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland

Strengthening governance systems to promote adaptive territorial management: The case of the Andean Chocó Commonwealth in the Ecuadorian Andes

Manuel Felipe Peralvo

Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecorregion (CONDESAN), Ecuador

Scaling up innovations for food and nutrition security in Bolivia: approaches, methods and institutional arrangements

Georgina Catacora-Vargas1,2

1: AGRUCO, Faculty of Agricultural, Livestock and Forestry Sciences, University Mayor de San Simón (UMSS) (Bolivia); 2: University of Antioquia (Colombia)

Mountain Futures Initiative: Seeds for Change

Jianchu Xu

Kunming Institute of Botany, China, People's Republic of

Scaling-up of Mountain Restorations for Improving Livelihoods and Reducing Distress Migration: The Case of Ethiopia

Kiros Meles Hadgu, Niguse Hagazi, Catharine Watson, Jeremias Mowo

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

IEPS-01: Behavioural “fixes” for inclusive business: creating the human “software” to achieving SDGs ?
Location: A 022
Chair: Solène Morvant-Roux, UNIGE
Chair: Philip Mader, Institute of Development Studies

Economics, experiments, evidence: Poor behavior and the development of market subjects

Christian Berndt

University of Zurich, Switzerland

Beyond financial 'inclusion': sustainable development in the fintech era

Sally Brooks1, Daniela Gabor2

1: University of York, United Kingdom; 2: University of the West of England, United Kingdom

Microfinance for water access – who’s responsible for inclusion?

Philip Mader1, Solene Morvant-Roux2

1: Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom; 2: Université de Genève, Suisse

Behavioural finance for the poor: the moralisation of the dangerous class is back

Isabelle Guerin

IRD, France

Restoring community engagement in the environmental crisis of our time

Joshua Cullen Greene

University of Geneva, Switzerland

IEPS-04: "Extending social health protection systems in low and middle income countries": the role of partnerships between NGOs and research institutions
Location: A 201
Chair: Fabrizio Tediosi, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Chair: Martin Leschhorn Strebel, Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland

Challenges of the Community Health Fund (CHF): A Perspective of the Reform Community Health Fund- the “CHF Iliyoboreshwa” Developed in Dodoma, Shinyanga and Morogoro Regions

Ally-Kebby Abdallah

Swiss TPH, Tanzania

Addressing issues of female ex-combatants and contributing to SDG Goal 16: Reflections from Nepal

Bishnu Raj Upreti

Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR), Nepal

Determinants of health insurance enrolment in Ghana: evidence from two national households surveys.

Paola Salari, Fabrizio Tediosi

Swiss TPH, Switzerland

The role of civil society and NGOs in supporting accountability and transparency in social health protection schemes

Michael Hobbins

SolidarMed, Switzerland

TP-02: Alternative knowledge production for social transformation
Location: A 024
Chair: Elizabeth Pollitzer, Portia
Chair: Remko Berkhout, Remko Berkhout
Chair: Béatrice Bertho, University of Applied Sciences and Arts | Western Switzerland/EESP
Chair: Dominique Lucy Malatesta, University of Applied Sciences and Arts | Western Switzerland/EESP

People-Driven Research and the Creation of Community Action Plan (CAP) for Development

Clement Sefa-Nyarko, Tony Dogbe

Participatory Development Associates, Ghana

The application of design thinking to facilitate transformative research within the gender domain.

Hester du Plessis

Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

Mama River: A maternal and child health program for remote communities in the Peruvian Amazon

Magaly Blas, Yliana Solis, Isaac Alva

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru

The Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) Program- Bridging the biophysical and social sciences for gender transformative research

Hale Ann Tufan1, Margaret Mangheni2

1: Cornell University, United States of America; 2: Makerere University, Uganda

AFARD-AAWORD: Engaged experiences of scientific partnerships and the ethics of feminist research in West Africa.

Assitan Diallo1, Françoise Grange Omokaro2, Maimouna NDOYE3

1: AFARD Mali; 2: Graduate institute of international and development studirs, Switzerland; 3: AFARD Sénégal

TP-04: Doing transformative research for sustainable development 'at scale': Learnings from Future Earth and other global research efforts
Location: A-119
Chair: Ariane Carole de Bremond, University of Bern/Global Land Programme (GLP)

Enhancing transformative research for sustainable development: mutual learning within the Future Earth research platform

Flurina Schneider, Theresa Tribaldos

CDE, University of Bern, Switzerland

Identifying Priorities and Needs for Sustainability Science in Switzerland

Gabriela Wuelser

td-net, Switzerland

Doing transformative research for sustainable development 'at scale': Learnings from Future Earth and other global research efforts

Ariane Carole de Bremond1, Davnah Payne3, Marie-France Loutre2, Cornelia Krug4, Eva Spehn3

1: University of Bern/Global Land Programme (GLP), Switzerland; 2: University of Bern/Past Global Changes (PAGES), Switzerland; 3: University of Bern/Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GBMA), Switzerland; 4: University of Zurich, BioDiscovery, Switzerland

PD III: Plenary Dialogue III and Closing
Location: A 003

Moderation: Urs Wiesmann

Debaters: David E. Chiriboga, Willem Fourie, Dirk Messner, Koko Warner, Elizabeth Jimenez Zamora

Closing: Peter Messerli

Farewell Coffee/Tea Break

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