One of the main challenges for the field of research is to respond to socio-ecological emergencies, situations in which environmental degradation of anthropogenic origin has major social impact and vice versa. A growing number of research actors are looking at better ways to match their own research practices to the consideration of these emergencies. This desire for coherency often implies breaking with certain modes of operation that have negative effects on the environment and society. Individual, collective and institutional initiatives are emerging to change the strategic orientations of research and operating methods.

The actual changes are not as significant as the challenges, mainly because of the diversity of points of view on the changes required and the diversity of research contexts (disparity of constraints and opportunities), which means that there is no pre-defined 'solution'. And the lack of links between initiatives at different levels slows down the sharing of knowledge and practices for the development of the desired changes.

The event we are inviting you to is part of the DiFUS-E research project.

The objective of this day is to introduce the initiatives of research for development in the face of socio-ecological emergencies and to share working practices. Through interactive meeting formats, we will have the opportunity to:

- Discuss the current modes of operation and practices of research with regard to socio-ecological emergencies, from the individual to the institutional level and beyond;

- Exchange on the obstacles to the dynamism of these initiatives and on the opportunities that stimulate and facilitate them;

- To share the ways of working and the tools invented by the collectives to act on their scale.

To register: DiFUS-E Project

To view and download the programme: Event programme

Illustration : Rice farming, Chad | Photo credit : IRD - Olivier Barrière