Transforming policy research for the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda

Wednesday 14th March 2018 from 14:00 to 17:00
London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP), London, United Kingdom

Target audience: Academics, researchers, think tanks, consultancy firms, research centres and institutes, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society groups, youth, students and other stakeholders

Focus: Global, Policy Research, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The thematic focus of this informal workshop is “Strengthening the policy research uptake in service of the 2030 Agendawhich aims to address the significant demand for evidence-based research in the United Nations system and to improve the policy research within the UN system to help achieve the 2030 SDGsBoth the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) are inspired by the conviction that the 2030 Agenda and its 17 goals provides momentum for a renewed UN engagement with the academic and research policy institutions and individuals. Following the successful engagement between JIU and WASD in their Public Private Partnerships for the implementation of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda project, which will be presented next month during WASD 16th International annual conference in Geneva, JIU and WASD are collaborating for the second time in this important project that has the potential to transform the way the UN conducts and uses research to achieve the SDGs, and the way research institutes access and benefit from UN data.

To kick off this process, JIU and WASD are organising a round table discussion where the UN JIU Inspector Dr. Petru Dumitriu, coordinator of the project presents details and TOR of the UN research policy project and we will invite views from participants on the project and the way forward.

Confirmed participants - more to be added
  • Petru Dumitriu, Inspector, JIU, UN Office at Geneva, Switzerland
  • Allam Ahmed, Founding President WASD, UK
  • Siraj Sait, Director, Centre for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities, University of East London, UK
  • Frances Stewart, Professor Emeritus of Development Economics, University of Oxford, UK
  • Douglas A. Hensler, Dean, School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA
  • Rick Edgeman, Director of Research, Shingo Institute, Utah State University, USA
  • Beverlee B. Anderson, Professor Emerita, College of Business Administration, California State University San Marcos, USA
  • Michael BuslerProfessor of Finance and Finance Program Coordinator, Stockton University, USA
  • Alain Ndedi, Professor of Entrepreneurship, World Bank consultant and chairman of lancedafrique.org, Cameron
  • Daba Chowdhury, Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Director, Middle East Research Centre, University of Suffolk, UK
  • Susann Stritzke, Researcher, Renewable Energy, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, UK
  • Bhabani Nayak, Senior Lecturer in Business Strategy, Coventry University, UK
  • Nuha Eltinay, Director of Urban Planning and Sustainable Development, Arab Urban Development Institute, Saudi Arabia
  • Sunday Afiko, Researcher, Oil and Gas Law, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, UK
  • Hamid Bouabid, Professor Mohammed V University-Agdal Rabat and Head of Research Evaluation Department, Higher Council for Education, Training and Scientific Research, Morocco

Aims and objectives

During the event we aim to have an informal discussion with participants on the following issues:

  • How do you see the role of policy research in service of the 2030 Agenda?
  • How do you reflect the SDGs in your own research activities?
  • Do you believe that the UN system is properly using scientific research in finding solutions to global problems?
  • Do you have direct experience in working with UN entities?
  • Do you have good access to UN data and information?
  • Do you believe that research produced in the UN system influences political decision-makers?
  • Do you believe that research produced outside UN system influences UN policy-makers?
  • What would you expect from the UN system in terms of using policy research?

Partners

World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)
United Nations Joint Inspection Unit (JIU)
London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP)
Centre for Islamic Finance Law and Communities (CIFLAC) 
Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI)
Sudan Knowledge

Venue

The event is co-organised and hosted by the London Centre for International Law Practice (LCILP) located at 8 Lincoln’s Inn Fields | London | WC2A 3BP | M: +44 (0) 7969 132 525 |

Registration: Please kindly note this is an invitation only event and to register please contact the event coordinator, Salma Hassan (salma.hassan@wasd.org.uk) asap, places are very limited.

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