One Health and Urban Transformation Symposium

Dienstag, 3. November 2020 - 10:00 bis 16:00
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Universitätsclub Bonn e.V.
53113 Bonn

Launched in July 2016, the “One Health and Urban Transformation – identifying risks, developing sustainable solutions” Graduate School has engaged in researching the various dimensions and transformations of the urban systems and their impact on human, animal and environmental health, in urban metropolitan areas in Germany, Ghana, India and Brazil. This symposium provides an opportunity for dialogue between stakeholders and academia on One Health and urban transformations.

Programme (preliminary)

9:00-10:30am        Registration

10:00-10:15am     Welcome addresses
                                  Bonn University
                                  Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, IZNE
                                  United Nations University - EHS

10:15-11:15am      Keynotes
                                   One Health - Video message
                                    Prof. Dr. Zinsstag, Swiss TPH

                                   One Health - Lessons from the Field
                                   Prof. Dr. Jorg Heukelbach, One Health Institute, Federal University of Ceará,

11:15-11:45am       Break / Photo exhibition Insights into research

11:45am-1:45pm    One Health and Urban Transformation - introduction and framework
                                    Dr. Timo Falkenberg

                                    Presentation of country cases for Brazil, Germany, Ghana, India

1:45-2:45pm         Break / Poster exhibition

2:45-3:45pm         Opportunities and Knowledge Gaps for Implementing One Health

                                   Panel participants (in alphabetical order)

                                  Prof. Dr. Walter Bruchhausen, University of Bonn, Prof. for Global Health

                                  Dr. Thomas Claßen, NRW Centre for Health (LZG.NRW)

                                  Jéssica Felappi, One Health and Urban Transformation Graduate School

                                  Dr. Rüdiger Krech, WHO Director of the Department of Ethics and Social
                                  Determinants of Health

                                  Krupali Patel, One Health and Urban Transformation Graduate School

                                  Moderator: Dr. Timo Falkenberg

3:45pm-4pm         Closing remarks

The event will be held in English and includes an online stream. On-site participation is limited to 70 persons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participation is free of charge. Registration is required.

For onsite and online participation, please register via e-mail:!

One Health is an integrative approach at the interface between human, animal and environmental health, requiring inter- and transdisciplinary research and intersectoral collaboration to comprehensively investigate risk dynamics and develop management and mitigation options. The interactions between humans, animals and their shared environment are greatly affected by urbanization processes and transformations leading to health implications and risks both at local and global level.

Find out about the One Health and Urban Transformation researchers!

The NRW Forschungskolleg “One Health and Urban Transformation” is jointly operated by the Center for Development Research (ZEF), the International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE) at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS) and the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) Bonn, in collaboration with the Department of Geography (University Bonn), the Medical Faculty (University Bonn) and the Institute for Hygiene and Public Health. Additionally, the Forschungskolleg collaborates with research and implementation oriented partners in each of the four research areas: Ruhr Valley, São Paulo, Accra and Ahmedabad.