SDSN Switzerland Assembly

30 January 2019
9:30 - 12:45

University of Bern

SDSN Switzerland Assembly

Together with our Members and Partners, other interested stakeholder groups as well as our Leadership Council we would like to:

1. Discuss how we as a community of researchers and practicioners can collectively work together on meaningful solutions and create new possibilities.

2. Collect ideas and impulses for SDSN Switzerland's activities in 2019 (and beyond)


Please note: Attendance is by invitation only. For inqueries please contact Camilla Steinböck at


Welcome & Coffee



Nice to Meet You!


SDSN Switzerland - Why we Should Work Together

Short input speeches, followed by Q&A

SDSN Switzerland – an amazing journey since mid-2017
Michael Bergöö, Managing Director SDSN Switzerland

Why we need transformative change to achieve the SDGs
Mark Halle, Senior Fellow IISD & UNEP Inquiry, Member of the SDSN Leadership Council

Insights on current political debates and priorities around International Cooperation, and Education, Research and Innovation

Dr. Kathy Riklin, National Councilor CVP/PDC, Member of the Science, Education and Culture Committee, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Member of the SDSN Leadership Council


Let's Work Together! (Breakout Session)

Breakout sessions on the following four topics:

On which potential solutions could we as SDSN Switzerland work together and what conditions are needed to unfold the network's full potential?

How can we strengthen the knowledge base in Switzerland and beyond (education, research, innovation) in order to bring about the necessary shifts towards sustainability in the economy and society?

How can we ensure that Switzerland’s International Cooperation makes a meaningful contribution to achieve the 2030 Agenda, not only in Switzerland but globally?


Coffee Break


Harvesting Ideas for Action

Pitches to present results from breakout session


Let's Really Work Together

Plenary discussion regarding possible commitments


Next Steps & Closing


Sandwiches & Refreshments are Provided


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Please find an overview of current Members and Partners here.

Please find the Event Report here.

The Follow-up Workshop will take place on 8 May 2019, 16:00 - 19:30 at University of Bern. You are welcome to join us! camilla.steinboeck(at)