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Institute full name:

Universität Bern, Centre for Development and Environment

Institute acronym:

UNIBE-CDE

Institute profile:

CDE is the University of Bern's centre for sustainable development research. It aims to contribute to sustainable development worldwide through research partnerships, education and training, development of concepts and tools, and policy advice. CDE's focuses include management of natural resources, sustainable regional development, and interventions that maximise human potential to address the challenges of global change. The goals are to understand the effects of global change on natural resources and people's lives; develop and disseminate context-specific and multi-sectoral innovations; and, through education, promote learning for and from sustainable development. Combining methods, such as GIS-based earth observation and participatory field-based analysis, is typical of CDE's approach. CDE hosts the secretariat of WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) and is the lead institution for the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South. Within DESIRE, CDE is coordinating Research Theme 3.

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www.cde.unibe.ch

Address

Universität Bern, Centre for Development and Environment CDE

Hallerstrasse 10

3012 Bern

Switzerland

Tel: +41 31 631 88 22

Fax: +41 31 631 85 44

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Prof. Dr. Hans Hurni

Tel: +41 31 631 88 22

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President of the CDE board; Director of NCCR-NS; Professor of Geography at the University of Berne. Professional focus on natural resource management.

Dr Gudrun Schwilch

Tel: +41 31 631 54 59

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Senior research scientist / geographer. Head of Cluster Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services. Professional focus on sustainable land management and desertification mitigation.

Felicitas Bachmann
M.A.

Tel: +41 31 631 85 83

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Senior Research Scientist / Social Anthropologist. Professional focus on learning for sustainability, social learning processes, development of training tools and approaches, sustainable resource management and sustainable development.

Dr. Hanspeter Liniger

Tel: +41 31 631 88 45
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Senior Research Scientist, coordinator of WOCAT. Professional focus on evaluation of natural resource management and its local and regional impacts on water and soil productivity.

 

 
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Acknowledgement

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The DESIRE project was 
co-funded by the
European Commission,
Global Change and
Ecosystem.
Contract no: 037046 GOCE

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