PC: Adrianna Calvo


Challenges of municipal solid waste management: Learning from post-crisis governance initiatives in South Asia 01.11.2018 – 31.10.2022

This project aims to examine alternative approaches to municipal solid waste management that are based on participation and collaborations between local stakeholders and on shortened, circular waste chains. In particular, it seeks to analyze the political and sociocultural processes that have led to relatively successful alternatives and to assess their potential replication in different geographical contexts. Read more.

Mountain biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals: knowledge for synergistic action 01.11.2018 – 31.10.2022

This project contributes to a better understanding of the specific challenges associated with the sustainable management and conservation of mountain biodiversity (SDG 15.4) in the context of competing development goals, limited resources, and complex governance structures. Read more.

Inclusive social protection for chronic health problems 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021

The main objectives of this research are to (a) deepen knowledge of the relationship between chronic illness and poverty in low-income settings and (b) provide evidence on the health and economic impact of increased access to diagnosis and treatment for selected chronic health problems in the context of poorly resourced health systems with a special focus on mature adult populations who are the main sufferers of non-communicable diseases. Read more.

Founding the pillars for Sustainable AgriFood Supply Chain Management 2017 – Present

To analyse practices in agri-food supply chain design and management in India and in Switzerland, the project compares the data regarding the impact of the management of agrisupply chains on the economic, societal and environmental performances & benchmark best practices. It will propose lean strategies to minimize non value-added activities from collection to storage of food using optimal utilization of storage capacity and recommend approaches to minimize the food wastage impact on environment’s valuable resources such as land, water and energy. Read more.