The Sustainability Research and Innovation (SRI) Congress is the world’s largest transdisciplinary gathering for the global sustainability community. Join us onsite or online in Pretoria, South Africa, to participate in sessions focusing on transdisciplinary research, citizen science, and more.

IIASA will participate as a sponsor of SRI2022, and Monika Bauer, IIASA Network and Alumni Officer, is a member of the conference program committee. 

In the second edition of SRI, the program offers over 200 interactive sessions, workshops, trainings, networking events, innovation demonstrations, satellite events, and much more. The full program is available here.

Featured IIASA sessions

Monday, 20 June

3:00-4:30 PM CEST

Session: Citizen Science and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Linda See, IIASA
Karen Bett, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
Elena Proden, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Dilek Fraisl, IIASA
Liliana Suchodolska, PARIS21
Sarah Omache, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
Jency Maria Sojan, Future Earth Global Hub South Asia

5:00-6:30 PM CEST

Session: Speed Networking: Meet with Networking Experts

Nicole Arbour, Belmont Forum
Eve de la Mothe Karoubi, Sustainable Development Soutions Network (SDSN)
Monika Bauer, IIASA
Kekeletso Makau, Africa Centre for Evidence 
Claudia Bhuda, University of Pretoria

Tuesday, 21 June

9:00-10:30 AM CEST

Session: Regional approaches to systemic sustainability analysis, knowledge sharing and capacity building

Organizer: Monika Bauer

Tyseer Aboulnasr, IIASA
Sepo Hachigonta, National Research Foundation
Leiwen Jiang, Asian Demographic Research Institute
Mary Scholes, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Anupama Nair, Future Earth Global Hub South Asia
Fabian Wagner, IIASA

5:00-6:30 PM CEST

Session: Women Voices at the SRI Conference 2022

Uzma Alam, Independent Public Health Consultant
Monika Bauer, IIASA
Ana Watson, University of Calgary
Faten Attig Bahar, National Engineering School of Tunis and Tunisia Polytechnic School
Nora Ndege, African Centre for Technology Studies
Valencia Mashiloane, Team SRI

Thursday, 23 June

11:00 AM-12:30 PM CEST

Session: Developing Systems Thinking and Transdisciplinary Science for North Africa and the broader MENA Region

Tyseer Aboulnasr, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ARST) 
Khaled Shagrouni, Libyan Authority for Research, Science and Technology
Fabian Wagner, IIASA
Atef Alshabrawy, Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity
Nicole Arbour, Belmont Forum
Ntokozo Tshabalala, Team SRI



Friday 24 June

9:00-10:30 AM CEST

Session: Transdisciplinary research for fostering inclusive knowledge co-creation in the context of governing the grand sustainability challenges

Andreas Melcher, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Raymond Ouedraogo, Institute for Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA)
Linda Rosengren, University of Helsinki
Jan Sendzimir, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Gabi Slezak, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Adama Oueda, Universite de Ouahigouya
Swati Pillai, IORA Ecological Solutions
Thomas Schinko, IIASA
Manish Kumar Shrivastava, TERI School of Advanced Studies
Kavya Michael, Chalmers Technical University
Naledi Mmekwa, Team SRI

Upcoming Events

05 June 2023 IIASA, Laxenburg

FireLinks Synergy Workshop

19 June 2023 Espaces Vanel Toulouse, France

PolInSAR & Biomass 2023 Workshop

26 June 2023 Panama City, Panama and online

Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2023

27 June 2023 The EGG Congress and Meeting Center, Brussels, Belgium

Land & Carbon Lab’s 2023 Summit Conference

03 July 2023 Villa Grumello, Como Lake, Italy

NAVIGATE-ENGAGE Summer School 2023

04 October 2023 Bolzano, Italy

Open-Earth-Monitor Global Workshop 2023

02 November 2023 Vienna, Austria

Vienna Energy Forum 2023