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The new Belmont Forum Ocean Sustainability Hub provides an opportunity for awardees from the Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability CRA’s 13 funded projects to highlight their findings and showcase publications, presentations, images, and other outputs. The page has a built-in social network that allows Coordinators, Consortium Leads, Researchers, and Stakeholders to coordinate with each other, [...]

The Belmont Forum, Future Earth, and Future Africa are thrilled to announce that the call for session proposals for the SRI2022 is now open!   This call for session proposals is open to groups composed of anyone working in sustainability science and practice, which includes the research sector, government, business, philanthropy, art and civil society. [...]

The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2022 (SRI2022) will take place from June 20-24, 2022, in Pretoria, South Africa and online.   Hosted by the Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria, SRI2022 will build on the success of the first SRI Congress which took place in June this year and featured 700 speakers and 2,000 [...]

Join us in welcoming Dr. Nicole Arbour as the new Belmont Forum Executive Director, starting July 2021.  Nicole comes to this role from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Austria where she is External Relations Manager and is actively involved in developing and maintaining relationships between IIASA its national members. Nicole has [...]

The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce 13 new awards funded under the multilateral, transdisciplinary Collaborative Research Action (CRA) focusing on Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability.  The call supports the establishment of transdisciplinary networks to develop innovative solutions for sustainable development pathways.  The funded networks seek to assess the positive and negative inter-linkages between [...]

Join us for a FREE event leading up to SRI2021 to learn about Belmont Forum CRA guidelines, how to build trans-national research consortia, and how to tailor submissions for a particular call at the “Be Belmont Applicable” event. This is an ideal event for researchers interested in how to successfully apply for Belmont Forum funds. The session will be broken into two sections, the Belmont Forum Alumni Highlight held on May 17, 2021, followed by the Collaborative Research Action Applicability and BFgo Technical Submission on May 19, 2021.

To mark its 10th anniversary, the Belmont Forum solicited an external review of its operations and the transdisciplinary, transnational projects it has supported. The year-long process, conducted by Technopolis and Science-Metrix, culminated in an executive summary, review, and related appendices. The evaluation underscored the effectiveness, impact, efficiency, and added value of the Belmont Forum. 

The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) is now accepting applications for volunteers to support the virtual congress. Volunteering at SRI2021 is a great opportunity to gain insight into a truly global event bringing together world leading experts in sustainability science and innovation. In addition to developing skills in organizing a complex global meeting, volunteering at SRI20201 provides an excellent opportunity to build professional networks – volunteers will have plenty of time to attend sessions and interact with speakers and participants.

Towards Sustainability of Soils and Groundwater for Society

The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the awards of a new multilateral and transdisciplinary Collaborative Research Action (CRA) on the theme: Towards Sustainability of Soils and Groundwater for Society. 

A 60-minute discussion titled “Sustainability for Whom?” will be live streamed through the SRI2021 virtual platform on February 17th and will include a moderated discussion and live audience Q&A. This SRI dialogue theme is one of the five Congress Pillars of the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021).