SDGs : A Challenge Beyond COVID-19


Tuesday, November 17th 14:00 - 15:00 (Swiss time)


The epidemic of Covid 19 is a pandemic that has upset the organization of our societies. Beyond the medical issues, many questions and challenges have emerged. The medical, economic, societal, ethical and environmental fields are concerned. This transdiciplinary approach finds a favourable framework with SDG.

Scientific research has returned to the forefront of current events and raises many expectations. Going fast without neglecting scientific rigor is not the least challenge.

To answer these often unprecedented questions, scientific research has been strongly mobilized and is beginning to provide solutions.

This research involves transdisciplinary and international collaborations and must mobilize actors from different backgrounds (academia, civil society, private sector, political decision-makers, etc.).

This session will show that the dynamism created by these collaborations is a source of hope.


Nadia Isler

Director, SDG Lab


Karl Blanchet

Director, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, University of Geneva, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Stephanie Dagron

Professor, University of Geneva, Faculty of Law, Institute of Global Health

Alexandre Hedjazi

Director of Global Environmental Policy Programme, Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva

Didier Wernli

Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Director of the Geneva Transformative Governance Lab, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva, Geneva SPI

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