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 ...

POSTPONED - Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

Seminar Series

30 Sep 2019, Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

The remarkable economic growth of sub-Saharan Africa in the first 15 years of the 21st century did not always go hand in hand with greater equality. While income inequality during the 2000s decreased in 17 countries, it went up in 12 countries. What were the determinants and consequences of these divergent trends?


POSTPONED - Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

Side Event

10 Jul 2019, Church Center of the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Inequality and The 1%: Is a Transformative Fiscal Policy Possible?

A rich array of speakers at this event, taking place during the HLPF 2019, explore key drivers and consequences of inequitable and ineffective tax systems; present new empirical evidence and concrete experiences of different actors and countries that have implemented and funded equality-enhancing policies; and share insights into the political strategies that can be mobilized to move towards a new fiscal compact for sustainable development.


POSTPONED - Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

Conference

25 - 26 Jun 2019, Room II at R3 South, ILO, Geneva

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? UNTFSSE International Conference

Part of a series of events resulting from a Call for Papers launched by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) in 2018 and organized by UNRISD, this two-day conference provides a space for researchers, practitioners and policy decision makers to share and exchange evidence and ideas about the connections between SSE and people, planet, prosperity, participation and partnerships in different local contexts; and demonstrates, through evidence-based analysis, concrete ways in which SSE contributes to sustainable development, and to the implementation and achievement of the SDGs.


POSTPONED - Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

Roundtable

24 Jun 2019, PHIL 201, University of Geneva, Boulevard des Philosophes 22, 1204 Geneva

Leaving No One Behind: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

What is the role of social and solidarity economy (SSE) in fostering the social inclusion of those left behind by declining social aid, and creating solidarity for the most vulnerable? This roundtable discussion will provide insights into these questions based on ongoing research in Geneva (Switzerland), Bergamo (Italy) and Heraklion (Greece), as well as more broadly.


POSTPONED - Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

Seminar Series

24 Jun 2019, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Transforming Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Cities

Based on examples from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and Jakarta, Indonesia, the speakers at this seminar will discuss how issues of land rights and informality shape uneven vulnerability to climate change in coastal zones, and highlight the need for more integrated and transformative approaches to adaptation.