Swiss Network for International Studies

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We promote academic research in international studies. The research teams are composed of academics, staff from international organisations and NGOs.


Project publication: Adolescent girls' migration in the Global South

The stories and the narratives of migrant girls collected in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Sudan guide the readers in drawing the contours of their lives on the move, a complex, fluid scenario of choices, constraints, setbacks, risks, aspirations and experiences in which internal or international migration plays a pivotal role. The book explores also how concepts of adolescence and adulthood for girls are being transformed in the context of migration.

Project publication - Valueworks: Effects of Financialization along the Copper Value Chain

The latest findings on Switzerland’s role and impact on certain extractive industries worldwide are presented in Afrika Bulletin 172 . On the 10th and 11th of December 2018, a Roundtable and a UNRISD Research Symposium,  respectively, featured these findings and engaged with the public.

Project event - Food Price Volatility: Political Causes, Effects on Hunger and Poverty, Sustainable Solutions

Poverty and hunger with their complex and interconnected root causes are at the heart of the new sustainable development Agenda 2030, and limiting food price volatility is one of the central targets in the sustainable development goals. Results of a dedicated project will be presented in the framework of a WFP event organized on November 29 in Rome. For those who would like to get a taste of it, here is a film produced to illustrate the project, Storing Hope – Impacts of Post Harvest Losses in Tanzania