On May 5th 2023, the KFPE holds its annual conference in collaboration with the SUDAC and SOR4D programmes. This year's focus lies on processes of decolonizing research partnerships.
Demands to decolonize relationships, practices and knowledge have increased in the last years. These demands have been raised due to persisting prejudice, repression and inequalities rooted in colonial legacy, and they touch all spheres of society, including science. At this year’s conference we want to discuss
- What does it mean to decolonize research collaborations?
- What is needed to decolonize Swiss research collaborations?
- What can we do to decolonize research, teaching and collaborations?
The conference consists of two parts: a series of online workshops in the period of April 17 - May 31 and the conference in Bern on May 5.
The aim of the conference on May 5 is to bring together all actors interested in the debate on decolonizing Swiss research collaborations. We have prepared a diverse and interactive programme to provide different perspectives on decolonizing research collaborations, present different practical approaches and stimulate discussions among participants.
Register before April 28 to join us for this interactive afternoon in Bern or online.
In addition, we host a series of interactive and inspiring online workshops in the period of April 19 - May 31. The aim of these workshops is to bring together professionals involved in Swiss North-South research collaborations, to promote exchange on the topic of decolonization and discuss ideas or promising practices to tackle this demanding challenge. The workshop topics have been proposed by professionals involved in North-South research collaborations and cover a wide range of issues related to decolonizing collaborations. All workshops take place online.
Register now for the workshops you want to participate to receive the Zoom-Link to the workshop.