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Welcome to the SDGnexus Network

The network in brief

The SDGnexus Network is a global community of universities, research centers, and stakeholders committed to promoting the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. The SDGnexus Network is a part of the DAAD “Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation – exceed” program and, as such, it aims to strengthen higher education for enabling effective and innovative contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

The SDGnexus Network has three main objectives:

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Senckenbergstrasse 3
D-35390 Giessen
Phone: +49 641 99 12705
Fax: +49 641 99 12709

 

 


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The SDGnexus Network promotes the Nexus approach for the establishment of its research framework. The Nexus approach goes beyond the investigation of single SDGs and allows for flexibility in identifying vital context-specific interlinkages between SDGs. Considering the main development challenges of our partner countries and the diverse potential of our partner institutions, we have identified five Nexus areas that will serve as a stepping stone for further research on different SDGs and their interlinkages. The SDGnexus Network Working Paper Series disseminates multidisciplinary research promoting the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. The Working Papers are published to stimulate an active discussion about innovative approaches towards transformative change and building bridges between science, education, and development. The Working Papers have not been peer-reviewed and constitute “work in progress” but underwent an internal quality control.
   
Nexus 1 | Food Systems »

Crop production and livestock husbandry are globally of tremendous importance for food security and nutrition, rural employment, and income generation...

#01-2021

Sarah Robinson, Martin Petrick

Trade-offs among sustainability goals in the Central Asian livestock sector - A research review

   

Nexus 2 | Water »

Water is a vital resource for all forms of life on earth, and the use of this resource creates several synergies and trade-offs between a variety of SDGs...

#02-2021

Sarah Robinson, Martin Petrick

Sustainable Development Goals and the livestock sector in Central Asia: A course outline 

   

Nexus 3 | Urban and Rural Areas »

A growing world population and demographic or socio-economic changes lead to a rapid growth of cities and involve a changing relationship between rural and urban areas...

#03-2021

Sandra Schwindenhammer, Katrin Strobehn, Helmut Breitmeier, Thomas Hickmann, Markus Lederer, Jens Marquardt, Sabine Weiland (Editors)

Digital Sustainability Education - Potential, Development Trends and Good Practices 

   

Nexus 4 | Natural Resources »

The mining and consumption of raw materials such as fossil fuels and ores have shaped the earth for centuries. It sometimes led to booming economies and prosperous societies...

#04-2021

Adriana Marcela Gómez Mateus, Lucas Grimm, Rainer Waldhardt

Conversion of pastures to oil palm plantations in Colombia generates lower greenhouse gas emissions than cattle ranching: a literature research

   

Nexus 5 | SDG Monitoring »

Education and innovation on information and communication technologies (ICTs), as well as on big data analytics, are essential tools for successful SDG monitoring...

 
   

 

Are you interested in publishing your work in the SDGnexus Network Working Paper Series?
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Research

The SDGnexus Network promotes the Nexus approach for the establishment of its research framework. The Nexus approach goes beyond the investigation of single SDGs and allows for flexibility in identifying vital context-specific interlinkages between SDGs. Considering the main development challenges of our partner countries and the diverse potential of our partner institutions, we have identified five Nexus areas that will serve as a steppingstone for further research on different SDGs and their interlinkages.

 

 

Nexus 1 | Food Systems


Crop production and livestock husbandry are globally of tremendous importance for food security and nutrition, rural employment, and income generation. However, concerns regarding their ecological implications (e.g., greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution, land degradation, overgrazing), as well as genetically modified organisms and animal welfare have risen worldwide. The SDGnexus Network examines potential synergies as well as trade-offs among SDGs with regard to crops and livestock, such as between SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and SDG 15 (Life on Land).

The SDGnexusNetwork examines the Synergies and Interactions between the following SDGs:

 

 

Nexus 2 | Water


Water is a vital resource for all forms of life on earth, and the use of this resource creates several synergies and trade-offs between a variety of SDGs. Hydropower generation, for example, will have positive effects on SDGs 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure). However, it might cause adverse effects on the water quality and quantity downstream and affect SDGs 2 (Zero Hunger), 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), 14 (Life below Water), and 15 (Life on Land). Nexus 2 (Water) particularly examines the spatial interactions of SDGs that have a close relation to water including that of terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems.

The SDGnexusNetwork examines the Synergies and Interactions between the following SDGs:

 

 

Nexus 3 | Urban and Rural Areas


A growing world population and demographic or socio-economic changes lead to a rapid growth of cities and involve a changing relationship between rural and urban areas. Urbanization itself has been considered as an important topic by SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). Nevertheless, it is also closely related to other severe environmental, social, or economic challenges covered by other SDGs. The creation of a sustainable and healthy infrastructure for the provision of clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) or activities to combat climate change (SDG 13) and access to affordable and clean energy (SDG 7) affect cities in many ways. Likewise, the process of urbanization creates new challenges for food security (SDG 2) as cities are dependent on supply chains from rural areas. The depletion of arable land, rural depopulation of the young population, or the purchase of and speculation with arable land can be seen as problems that are closely related to urbanization and which can marginalize the rural population substantially. These developments cause a demand for governance and policies which take into account that problems of cities and rural regions are interrelated and can often only be managed effectively if they consider the demands of both territories appropriately.

The SDGnexusNetwork examines the Synergies and Interactions between the following SDGs:

 

 

Nexus 4 | Natural Resources


The mining and consumption of raw materials such as fossil fuels and ores have shaped the earth for centuries. It sometimes led to booming economies and prosperous societies. However, especially in the Global South, often socio-economic stagnation (SDGs1, 2, 4, 5 and 10), political turmoil (SDG 16) and severe environmental degradation (SDGs14 and 15) are the consequence of resource-led development models. Today, many countries – e.g., in Central Asia and Latin America, but also in the Middle East and Sub-Sahara Africa – continue to rely on the intensive use of such raw materials. Alternatives are offered by the bioeconomy that focuses on utilizing renewable sources. However, this kind of economy is also not free of debate shown by the conflict on food, feed, fiber, and fuel. This topic includes studies on the development pathways of societies that rely on fossil, mineral as well as renewable resources and the development of policy-relevant knowledge to foster economic diversification (SDG 8, 9 and 12).

The SDGnexusNetwork examines the Synergies and Interactions between the following SDGs:
 

 

 

Nexus 5 | SDG Monitoring


Measuring and reporting 17 SDGs can be a tedious effort. Nevertheless, a comprehensive view on all SDGs, the analysis of correlations, and the assessment of functional relations among the different goals and indicators, including indicators on gender related issues as a cross-cutting theme, is vital to get the bigger picture on sustainable development. Education and innovation on information and communication technologies (ICTs), as well as on big data analytics, are essential tools for successful SDG monitoring. Education and innovation in these fields proves to be critical to the generation of new knowledge and to better understand synergies and conflicts between the SDGs. It also strengthens the science-policy interface by enabling commitment of citizens and scientists in producing valuable information to support smarter, evidence-based policies. In addition to the analysis of temporal developments, spatial relationships and interactions of SDGs will also be examined within the core regions of the SDGnexus Network.

The SDGnexusNetwork examines the Synergies and Interactions between the following SDGs:

 



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The network in brief

The SDGnexus Network is a global community of universities, research centers, and stakeholders committed to promoting the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. The SDGnexus Network is a part of the DAAD “Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation – exceed” program and, as such, it aims to strengthen higher education for enabling effective and innovative contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

The SDGnexus Network has three main objectives:

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SustainableDevelopmentGoalsnexus Network
Senckenbergstrasse 3
D-35390 Giessen
Phone: +49 641 99 12705
Fax: +49 641 99 12709

 

 

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Call for Guest Professorship

The SDGnexus Network at the Center for International Development and Environmental Research
(Zentrum für internationale Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung, ZEU), based at the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU), Germany, invites applications for a

Guest Professorship
Sustainable Development Goal Interactions

The position is available from July 01, 2022, for a period of at least six months, preferably twelve months. 

About the SDGnexus Network

The SDGnexus Network, consisting of partners from Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, provides a common research framework related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and aims to analyze synergies and trade-offs among individual SDGs (SDG nexus analysis). The SDGnexus Network intends to prepare the next generation of scientists by implementing a variety of teaching programs and training activities, with particular attention to the needs of junior researchers. The SDGnexus Network investigates interrelations among single SDGs within the following five focal research areas: Food systems, Water, Urban & rural areas, Natural resources, and SDG monitoring. Please find further information on the research areas at https://t1p.de/q7mw

Your responsibilities

As a guest professor, you will

  • be involved in teaching (at least one full module each semester equaling 6 credit points) as part of the international virtual study program MSc Sustainable Transition (https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/zentren/zeu/sdgnexus/education),
  • conduct research in line with one or more of the five core research areas of the SDGnexus Network,
  • draft a third-party funding proposal related to one or more research areas defined above,
  • support our early career scientists in their scientific development.

Please note: We expect your presence in Giessen during the entire duration of your guest professorship. A virtual participation is not possible. 

Your qualifications and competences

You:

  • hold an excellent Ph.D. in a research field related to the SDGs,
  • have a comprehensive track record of peer reviewed publications, including high level publications,
  • have extensive teaching experience related to at least one of the research areas defined above,
  • have a citizenship of an ODA recipient country and conduct research in Central Asia or Latin America,
  • communicate fluently in spoken and written English,
  • are a highly motivated person that brings curiosity in research and is committed to pursue scientific excellence in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and international environment.

Our offer to you

During your stay we offer

  • a monthly gross salary of EUR5,000.00 – 7,000.00, depending on your qualification,
  • a fully equipped working place at the Center for International Development and Environmental Research based at the Justus Liebig University Giessen,
  • a research network with partners from Latin America and Central Asia that grants you a close collaboration with ongoing research projects,
  • a return ticket for you and optionally for family members travelling with you (spouse and minor children).

Application process

Please submit your application until March 28, 2022, using our platform: https://survey.hrz.uni-giessen.de/index.php/548931?lang=en

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file. Only complete applications, with documents in the order listed below, will be accepted:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One-page mission statement with an outline of research interest
  • Plan of teaching activities, including a one-page description of a module/course (equaling six credit points) that will be taught by you during your stay
  • Documentation of teaching experience (teaching portfolio)
  • Academic Certificates
  • List of publications
  • List of external research funds

The SDGnexus Network is seeking a larger percentage of women in academia; therefore, qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply. The SDGnexus Network is part of the JLU, which is a family-friendly university. We therefore welcome applicants with children. We give preference to applications from disabled people of equal aptitude. 

Please be aware that we will only contact successful applicants. 

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