Dr. Isabelle Providoli

Senior Research Scientist

Sustainable Land Systems Impact Area

Phone
+41 31 684 54 89
E-Mail
isabelle.providoli@unibe.ch
Office
255
Postal Address
Dr. Isabelle Providoli
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Sustainable Land Management (SLM)
  • Integrated watershed and natural resource management and governance
  • SLM knowledge management
  • Decision support for up-scaling SLM
  • Transdisciplinary co-production of knowledge
  • Science-policy interface and knowledge co-production
  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

​Projects

  • Global Land Programme (Science-Policy Interface)
  • Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) Project (Ethiopia, Kenya)
  • Backstopping Technique : projet gestion intégrée des bassins versants au Moyen Atlas (GIBV-MA), Maroc.
  • World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

Further professional interests

  • Climate change adaptation strategies at the local level
  • Impacts of conflict on land use and management

Field experience

  • Five years of field experience in the Hindu-Kush-Himalayan region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan) while based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Short-term field experiences in Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Laos.

Languages

German, English, French, Italian, Spanish (basic understanding), Nepali (spoken)

 

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2022

Karrer, Laurenzia; Zabel, Astrid; Hammer, Thomas; Herweg, Karl; Hirschbuehl, Tina; Illien, Patrick; Lemann, Tatenda; Lewis, Anna; Lundsgaard-Hansen, Lara; Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan; Ming, Eva; Moser, Stephanie; Providoli, Isabelle; Rueff, Henri; Solar Alvarez, Jimena; Trechsel, Lilian; Zeleke, Gete; Zimmermann, Anne (2022). Good Practice Guidelines. Digital Tools for Transdisciplinary and Transformative Research and Learning Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, with Bern Open Publishing (BOP)

Graf, Stefan; Providoli, Isabelle; Waelti, Pascale; Studer, Christoph (2022). Gestion intégrée des bassins versants et gestion durable des terres dans la région de Midelt au Moyen Atlas, Maroc : Analyse d’études de cas. Berne et Zollikofen: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, et Haute École des Sciences Agronomiques, Forestières et Alimentaires (HAFL), Haute École Spécialisée Bernoise, avec Bern Open Publishing (BOP)

2021

Providoli, Isabelle; Tim, Sophea; Harari, Nicole; Liniger, Hanspeter; Herweg, Karl (8 June 2021). Enhancing capacities of the young generation in Cambodia - Addressing issues of food insecurity, land degradation, climate change and disaster risk through Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) (Unpublished). In: Webinar of SDC thematic networks: Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and the Role of Education. online. 08 June 2021.

Herweg, Karl; Tribelhorn, Thomas; Lewis, Anna Lena; Providoli, Isabelle; Trechsel, Lilian Julia; Steinböck, Camilla (2021). Transdisciplinary Learning for Sustainable Development. Sharing Experience in Course and Curriculum Design [Textbook] . Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, with Bern Open Publishing (BOP)

Gertschen, Alex; Bürgi Bonanomi, Elisabeth; Providoli, Isabelle (2021). Nachhaltiges Unternehmenshandeln in Ländern des globalen Südens: Wie schweizerische KMU dieses Ziel zu erreichen versuchen und der Bund sie darin (noch) besser unterstützen könnte Bern: Center for Global Studies/Centre for Development and Environment, Universität Bern

Providoli, Isabelle; Tim, Sophea; Harari, Nicole; Liniger, Hanspeter; Herweg, Karl; Hett, Cornelia (2021). Enhancing capacities of the young generation in Cambodia for supporting rural transformation and agroecology mainstreaming through education for sustainable development (ESD) (Unpublished). In: Virtual Regional consultation on Engaging with Academia and Research Institutions (ARIs) to support Family Farmers and Food System Transformation During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia. Bangkok. 08 – 09 December 2021.

Tim, Sophea; Providoli, Isabelle; Harari, Nicole (2021). Academic initiative: including agroecology into university curriculum (Unpublished). In: Agroecology and Safe Food System Transitions for Green, Inclusive and Resilient COVID-19 Recovery in the ASEAN Region. Bangkok. 08 – 09 November.

Tim, Sophea; Providoli, Isabelle; Harari, Nicole (2021). Scaling up climate resilient Sustainable Land Management with farmers, extension, education and policy (Unpublished). In: 6th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference – Adaptation Futures 2021. New Delhi. 05 - 08 October.

Herweg, Karl; Tribelhorn, Thomas; Lewis, Anna; Providoli, Isabelle; Trechsel, Lilian; Steinböck, Camilla (2021). Cut the Crap – Teach for Future! Transdisciplinary Learning for Sustainable Development (Unpublished). In: International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2021. Zürich. 13-17 September.

2020

Providoli, Isabelle; Tim, Sophea; Harari, Nicole; Herweg, Karl; Liniger, Hanspeter (October 2020). Bringing Sustainability Science to Cambodia - Enabling Transformative Learning and Education through Joint Development of a Curriculum on Sustainable Development (Unpublished). In: 7th Responsible Management Education Research Conference. School of Applied Sciences. Graubünden, Switzerland. 19-21 October.

Tim, Sophea; Harari, Nicole; Herweg, Karl; Liniger, Hanspeter; Providoli, Isabelle (September 2020). Bringing Sustainability Science to Cambodia - Enabling Transformative Learning and Education through Joint Development of a Curriculum on Sustainable Development (Unpublished). In: Higher Education Summit 2020. Bern, Switzerland. 31 August - 02 September 2020.

Providoli, Isabelle (25 June 2020). Shaping Sustainable Socio-Ecological Landscapes in Africa: The Role of Transformative Research, Knowledge, and Partnerships - How can we as scientists contribute to sustainable development? (Unpublished). In: Science to Policy and Practice Interface (SP2I) Lunch Discussion Group at EAWAG. Dübendorf, Switzerland. 25 June 2020.

2019

Providoli, Isabelle; Zeleke, Gete; Kiteme, Boniface; Bantider, Amare; Mwangi, John (eds.) (2019). Shaping Sustainable Socio-Ecological Landscapes in Africa: The Role of Transformative Research, Knowledge, and Partnerships. Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, with Bern Open Publishing (BOP)

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; de Brémond, Ariane; Providoli, Isabelle; Messerli, Peter (2019). Land system science and the 2030 agenda: exploring knowledge that supports sustainability transformation. Current opinion in environmental sustainability, 38, pp. 68-76. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cosust.2019.04.006

Oberlack, Christoph; Breu, Thomas; Giger, Markus; Harari, Nicole; Herweg, Karl Günter; Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan; Messerli, Peter; Moser, Stephanie; Ott, Cordula; Providoli, Isabelle; Tribaldos, Theresa M.; Zimmermann, Anne; Schneider, Flurina (2019). Theories of change in sustainability science: Understanding how change happens. GAIA - Ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / ecological perspectives for science and society, 28(2), pp. 106-111. Oekom Verlag 10.14512/gaia.28.2.8

Schneider, Flurina; Giger, Markus; Harari, Nicole; Moser, Stephanie; Oberlack, Christoph; Providoli, Isabelle; Schmid, Leonie; Tribaldos, Theresa M.; Zimmermann, Anne (2019). Transdisciplinary co-production of knowledge and sustainability transformations: Three generic mechanisms of impact generation. Environmental science & policy, 102, pp. 26-35. Elsevier 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.08.017

Schneider, Flurina; Binder, Claudia; Buser, Tobias; Fritz, Livia; Hoffmann, Sabine; Pohl, Christian; Providoli, Isabelle; Schilling, Thorsten; Tribaldos, Theresa M. (2019). Pathways to Impact of Transdisciplinary Research: The Role of Contexts, Goals, and Epistemological Assumptions (Unpublished). In: International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019. Gothenburg, Sweden. 10-13 September 2019.

Schneider, Flurina; Buser, Tobias; Lyall, Catherine; Providoli, Isabelle; Patel, Zarina; Paulavets, Katsia; Stavrou, Vivi; Eismann, Christian; Di Giulio, Antonietta; Defila, Rico (2019). How can research funding programmes enhance transdisciplinary co-production of knowledge? (Unpublished). In: International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019. Gothenburg, Sweden. 10-13 September 2019.

Fritz, Livia; Binder, Claudia; Buser, Tobias; Ejderyan, Olivier; Pohl, Christian; Providoli, Isabelle; Schneider, Flurina; Tribaldos, Theresa M. (2019). Power dynamics in transdisciplinary research: from power over to power with? (Unpublished). In: International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019. Gothenburg, Sweden. 10-13 September 2019.

Providoli, Isabelle; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Castella, Jean-Christophe; Pricope, Narcisa (2019). How does the Global Land Programme foster transformative science through knowledge co-production? (Unpublished). In: International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019. Gothenburg, Sweden. 10-13 September 2019.

de Brémond, Ariane; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Providoli, Isabelle; Messerli, Peter (2019). What role for global change research networks in enabling transformative science for global sustainability? A Global Land Programme perspective. Current opinion in environmental sustainability, 38, pp. 95-102. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cosust.2019.05.006

2018

Ratner, Blake; Providoli, Isabelle; Djinadja, Frédéric; Hermann, Eric (2018). Conflict Transformation & Policy Engagement: The role of Multistakeholder Platforms (MSP) (Unpublished). In: Global Land Forum. Bandung, Indonesia. 22-27 September 2018.

Providoli, Isabelle; Tribaldos, Theresa M.; Brémond, Ariane Carole; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Schneider, Flurina (2018). Fostering transdisciplinarity in global research networks through digital means – potentials and challenges (Unpublished). In: Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018. Inter- and Transdisciplinarity in a Digital World. École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. 15 November 2018.

2017

Providoli, Isabelle; Zeleke, Gete; Kiteme, Boniface; Heinimann, Andreas; Wymann von Dach, Susanne (2017). From fragmented to integrated knowledge for sustainable water and land. Mountain Research and Development, 37(3), pp. 377-380. International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-17-00079.1

2016

Mekdaschi, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Liniger, Hanspeter (2016). Sharing knowledge to spread sustainable land management. In: Chabay, Ilan; Frick, Martin; Helgeson, Jennifer (eds.) Land restoration: Reclaiming landscapes for a sustainable future (pp. 543-545). Cambridge, USA: Academic Press

Liniger, Hanspeter; Harari, Nicole; Schwilch, Gudrun; Providoli, Isabelle; Mekdaschi, Rima (2016). Upscaling SLM by proving overall benefits and improving knowledge sharing and evidence-based decision making (Unpublished). In: Global Land Project - Open Science Meeting. Beijing, China. 24.-27.10.2016.

2015

Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Gurtner, Mathias (2015). Recent advances in the development and application of tools to share and use local and scientific knowledge related to sustainable land management - the WOCAT network. In: Hubert, Bernard; Broin, Melanie (eds.) UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference. Book of Abstracts. Cancún, Mexico. 09.03.-12.03.2015.

Schwilch, Gudrun; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Liniger, Hanspeter (2015). Sharing evidence of sustainable land management impacts. Geophysical research abstracts, 17. Copernicus Publications

2014

Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Grandchamp, Guillaume (2014). 16th Share Fair and International Workshop and Steering Meeting Proceedings: Progress, Methods, Outputs, Plan of Action, Organisation, 16th WWSM, Pretoria, South Africa, 27 May - 1 June 2013, WOCAT, Bern, Switzerland Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Bader, Christoph; Breu, Thomas; Gämperli, Ursula; Hirschbühl, Tina; Kohler, Thomas; Lardelli, Corina; Michel, Claudia; Providoli, Isabelle (2014). Spotlight on knowledge for a new development agenda: CDE annual Report 2013 (CDE Annual Report, 2013). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2013

Providoli, Isabelle; Zeleke, Gete; Tena, A; Hurni, Hans (2013). Investments in land & water in the Nile basin and transboundary water management nexus: state of the art – science perspective. In: World Water Week. Stockholm, Schweden. 01.-06. Sep. 2013.

Liniger, Hanspeter; Schwilch, Gudrun; Mekdaschi, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Bunning, Sally; Biancalani, Riccardo; van Lynden, Godert (2013). Tools for better SLM knowledge management and informed decision-making in addressing land degradation at different scales: the WOCAT–LADA–DESIRE methodology. In: 2nd UNCCD Scientific Conference. Bonn, Deutschland. 9.-12. Apr. 2013.

Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle (2013). Promoting best practices in sustainable land management. Rural 21: the international journal for rural development, 47(3), pp. 14-15. DLG

2012

Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Giger, Markus; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2012). A framework for documentation and evaluation of sustainable land management: Climate change: Knowledge for developing SLM adaptation strategies. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Providoli, Isabelle; Kiteme, Boniface (2012). Water and land management and governance. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation (p. 61). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Krause, Kim; Providoli, Isabelle; Currie, William S.; Bugmann, Harald; Schleppi, Patrick (2012). Long-term tracing of whole catchment 15N additions in a mountain spruce forest: measurements and simulations with the TRACE model. Trees - Structure and Function, 26(6), pp. 1683-1702. Berlin: Springer 10.1007/s00468-012-0737-0

2011

Krause, Kim; Providoli, Isabelle; Currie, William S.; Bugmann, Harald; Schleppi, Patrick (February 2011). Tracing of 15N in a mountain spruce forest: comparison of experimental data with th TRACE model (Unpublished). In: Jahrestagung der Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft Schweiz: Knappe Ressourcen Boden: eine Herausforderung. Frauenfeld, Schweiz. 10.-11. Februar 2011.

Providoli, Isabelle; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima (2011). 15th Share Fair and International Workshop and Steering Meeting Proceedings: Progress, Methods, Outputs, Plan of Action, Organisation, 15th WWSM, Bishkek and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, 21-27 June 2011, WOCAT, Bern, Switzerland

Providoli, Isabelle; Sthapit, Keshar Man; Dhakal, Madhav; Sharma, Eklabya (2011). Mainstreaming a Decade's Experiences in Watershed Management to Meet the Challenges of Environmental Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas. In: Vaughn, Jeremy (ed.) Watersheds: Management, Restoration and Environmental Impact (pp. 305-318). New York: Nova Science Publishers

  • WOCAT
  • ETH Alumni (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Global Land Programme (GLP)