In times of profound crises, we have seen states being caught up in emergency mode. This unfolds, among others, in a tendency to respond within national borders, and it has brought the importance of building genuine resilience that leaves no one behind.
Building resilience for a broad range of society has become ever more pertinent, but the framework conditions to do so remain under-discussed.
The global IASC Conference will open up a space to mobilize this very debate. Taking place at the University of Nairobi, but co-organized with CETRAD Kenya, the Institute of Social Anthropology and CDE (both University of Bern), the Swiss Tropical Health Institute Swiss TPH, and the Swiss Society for African Studies, the discourse on commons and commoning will be prominently staged so as to broadly explore the contributions of the concept of the commons to build resilience in and beyond crises.
Together with their partners, CDE researchers and members will contribute to various panels at the IASC conference (see below).