Call for Abstracts – SANORD 2020 CONFERENCE
Vitalizing partnerships: moving forward to a sustainable future
Global partnerships are key for the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development. We need to move forward, and we need to strengthen and consolidate our partnerships to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals – the SDGs. The SANORD-network is one small piece in the puzzle, however, our respective partnerships should be configured in such ways that we contribute actively to the 2030 agenda.
The conference aims first and foremost to focus on strong and vital partnerships through the joint research, knowledge and concrete collaborations that has been formed through the variety of disciplines and institutions throughout the SANORD-network.
In order to move forward, we aim to organize a true inter- or transdisciplinary conference to learn from each other across regional and disciplinary distances. Interdisciplinarity is not necessarily easy, however, the SDGs, as we have learned since its inception in 2015, requires truly interdisciplinary efforts, and can only be achieved if different disciplines and sectors communicate and act together. As a research community from Southern Africa and the Nordics, we have a responsibility to bridge knowledge and expertise across disciplines, not only across geographical space.