Our core task is to produce and share knowledge. We believe that this allows us to make a concrete and tangible contribution to sustainable development, because knowledge – as for any other type of goal-oriented development – is a precondition for sustainable development.
To pursue this overall vision, CDE’s approach, as elaborated in the past, will be carried further. We aim to intensify the links between research and education as well as outreach activities and policy advice to bring about fruitful and mutually inspiring exchange. We will also focus on linking global debates to local development contexts by working at and across multiple scales and in strong partnerships with scientists and policy- and decision-makers in multiple selected regions worldwide.
We have identified four thematic clusters that represent key strategic opportunities for CDE to enhance the relevance and reputation of its contribution to sustainable development.