The Development Research Conference (DevRes) was founded in 2016 as a multi-disciplinary forum for researchers working in fields linked to development and sustainability.
The conference aims to promote networking and collaboration between researchers, public agencies, policy makers, organisations and practitioners, in order to find solutions for poverty and develop strategies for the future of sustainable development.
The DevRes 2022 conference was held in August 22-24, 2022 and hosted by GlobeLife. The conference offered both onsite participation as well as digital live-streaming. The 1st day of the conference was at Uppsala University, the 2nd day fully online and the 3rd day at Karolinska Institutet.
Transforming Development Research for Sustainability
The theme for the DevRes 2022 conference was ‘Transforming development research for sustainability’, as it is becoming increasingly clear that sustainability is the key to our planet and the future of humanity. We must make haste at achieving this before 2030, estimated as the climate’s ‘tipping point’, which could lead to unpredictable consequences.
A major part of the conference focused on how we can achieve sustainability in health for both humans and our planet. This requires that we look at transforming large parts of our society and restructuring systems within our society such as food and energy production, urban planning, digitization, education, preventive health work as well as health and social care.
In order to achieve this globally for all people and not just individual countries, we need to explore both new forms of cooperation and the generation of new knowledge. Here, research is absolutely essential if we are to discover novel systems that will ensure the longevity of our society.
The conference was funded by the Swedish Research Council, FORMAS, Sida, World Class Uppsala and Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy.
Recordings: Here you can watch the recorded plenary sessions from the conference, as well as the public session held on the first day on "Sweden’s New government strategy for research and development cooperation". The videos are posted as soon as they are texted.
Photos: Here you can see some selected photos from the conference.