The conference will highlight how higher education institutions are embedding sustainable development in their core missions, focusing on showcasing, explaining and sharing scientific research, innovative practices, projects, programs and initiatives that university communities are carrying out with the aim of implementing the 2030 Agenda.
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The African Development Bank, the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, the Asian Development Bank, UN Habitat and other development partners are preparing the 6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector, themed: From Capacity Development to Implementation Science.
The Symposium will convene key stakeholders to explore the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed by water professionals and institutions. The meeting will also study how new developments in implementation science can strengthen institutional capacity to enhance water security.
The organizers are inviting scientists and academics, practitioners, professionals and policy makers worldwide to submit abstracts with a focus on leadership in knowledge and capacity development across sectors, disciplines. Abstracts which speak to the effectiveness and efficiency of capacity development in the water domain, are especially encouraged.
Future Earth, which supports the largest global community of systems-focused sustainability researchers and innovators, and the Belmont Forum, the world’s largest consortium of transdisciplinary global change and sustainability research funders, are joining forces to establish an annual marquis congress in which the world’s foremost research and innovation communities come together to share successes, exchange views, and work across disciplines and sectors to support a global transformation to sustainability.
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