Based on the long-time research cooperation in the context of the EU project “NOPOOR – Enhancing Knowledge for Renewed Policies against Poverty” and with support of the BMWFW (the Austrian Ministry for Science, Research and Economy), OIKODROM – The Vienna Institute for Urban Sustainability is organizing a conference in the Palais Ferstl in Vienna, on January 18, 2016.
The follow-up of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is not only through its denotation focusing on sustainability. The debate about sustainability is made global and becomes the foundation for future development goals. The debate about the newly formulated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is providing a basis to rethink various aspects of global development strategies in terms of their contribution to sustainability.
The main objective of the conference is to bring together different stakeholders in order to initiate a critical exchange of knowledge and experience between science, politics, research and civil society. Both the panel and audience should be as inter-generational, inter-cultural and international as possible.
Regarding the SDGs, there will be five impulse talks about development-related topics from a scientific perspective. A “Brainstorming Session” will follow in order to facilitate discussion of specific topics at eight tables (see programme) and to develop precise summarizing statements. The objective of the table discussions is to gain new trans- and interdisciplinary views on the specific topics. At each table will be a “host” who is introducing the topic as an expert, as well as a moderator who is leading the conversation and presenting the end results afterwards.
The whole event is professionally moderated by Dr. Heidi Dumreicher.
The basis for the composition of participants (panel and audience) is drawn from a stakeholder analysis of the development aid in Austria, which was created in 2013 by OIKODROM in the context of nopoor.