The Interdisciplinary Research and Education Fund (INREF) and the Knowledge Base (KB) Programme on Food Security and Valuing Water, both part of Wageningen University & Research (WUR), jointly organise an international science-policy event in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the event we will look at the results of past and current running INREF and KB projects (and potentially other interdisciplinary programmes) in search of recommendations for future inter- and transdisciplinary research, policy, education and implementation programmes.
The integration of environment-food-society is key for the vast majority of Wageningen’s Research and Education. This so-called ‘Wageningen approach’ of research & innovation is quite unique.
WUR is eager to share the knowledge contributed and impact created so far – in particular with respect to the SDGs. In doing so, we hope to explore, learn and reflect with others what pathways could be taken to increase the impact for and with society. In this context we are looking for expressions of interests of your contributions to this topic!
The WIFI event consists of two connected but parallel events, each with its own objectives & target audience.
Science-policy event (June 13 - afternoon)
This day will focus on the contribution of WUR and others to the SDGs. At the same time we will look for possibilities to increase the impact of integrated research & education on the SDGs (specifically in policy processes). We aim to understand how to better link integrated science and education efforts to policy developments (and vice versa) in the domain of the SDG.
This day is targeted towards professionals involved in policy processes in the domain of the SDGs, including policy makers, implementers, funders, civil society, companies and scientists.
Research exchange event (June 14 - entire day)
This day takes another angle and will deepen the insights on effective approaches of inter- and transdisciplinary research & education. This day targets researchers and research managers from academic and research institutes, funders of research and research policy makers.