1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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Events


UNRISD hosts international conferences and special events, many of which are open to the public. Workshops are also organized by the Institute in order to promote exchange among members of our project research teams.

This section of the UNRISD site provides information about both public and non-public events.

UNRISD supports the Panel Parity Pledge of the International Geneva Gender Champions initiative, aiming to have equal numbers of women and men speaking on its panels. UNRISD Director Paul Ladd is a Gender Champion.

Highlights ...

Webinar: Moving Beyond Exposure: Addressing Climate-Related Risks in Informal Coastal Settlements

Webinar

26 Feb 2019, Live Online

Webinar: Moving Beyond Exposure: Addressing Climate-Related Risks in Informal Coastal Settlements

Tackling disaster risk in informal settlements involves a nuanced understanding of exposure and vulnerability, as well as of people’s capacities to deal with an array of shocks and stressors—only some of which are linked to the environment and climate. Integrated and coherent policy solutions are needed that tackle not only hazard exposure, but also disaster vulnerability. This webinar brings together two renowned experts, Bina Desai and David Dodman, to discuss disaster-induced displacement and resettlement, and the associated risks people are facing in informal settlements. The issues at stake will be illustrated through examples of resettlement policies that seem to have worked for people, in order to highlight the interlinkages between social development and disaster risk reduction.


Webinar: Moving Beyond Exposure: Addressing Climate-Related Risks in Informal Coastal Settlements

Conference

20 Mar 2019, Centre international de conférence Genève (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, room no 2, Geneva

World Social Work Day 2019: Social Work, Gender and Sexuality—Towards Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion

The celebration of World Social Work Day in Geneva is focusing on the inclusion of women, as well as marginalized genders and sexualities, in all spheres of society. The event pays special attention to strategies and policies to combat the discrimination and inequality of these groups in all societies.


Webinar: Moving Beyond Exposure: Addressing Climate-Related Risks in Informal Coastal Settlements

Conference

24 Feb 2019, Wonju Campus, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? Asia Edition

This is the Asia edition of a series of conferences resulting from the Call for Papers "Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?" which was launched by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) in 2018 and organized by UNRISD. With the Call for Papers, the UNTFSSE aims to identify and mobilize research from different regions and territories which, by critically examining the role of SSE, can contribute to the Task Force's efforts to scale up and promote SSE as means of implementation of the SDGs.


Webinar: Moving Beyond Exposure: Addressing Climate-Related Risks in Informal Coastal Settlements

Workshop

6 - 7 Feb 2019, Room D209, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Sustainable Development Performance Indicators: Project Workshop

At this internal workshop, the principal participants in the project will come together for the first time to discuss the positioning of the project and milestones for the project over the next four years.


Webinar: Moving Beyond Exposure: Addressing Climate-Related Risks in Informal Coastal Settlements

Roundtable

10 Dec 2018, Auditorium Ivan Pictet A1B, Maison de la Paix, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Life Along the Copper Value Chain: The Swiss Commodity Trading Hub and its Impact in the Global South

The growing influence of transnational market intermediaries, including financial actors, has profoundly changed the global commodities trade. How have these changes affected local lives along the copper value chain? What needs to be done to move towards more ethical and sustainable trading and production systems? Civil society activists, researchers, representatives from business and policy makers will discuss these questions at this moderated roundtable.