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International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE)

One Health and Urban Transformation Symposium


Tuesday, 03 November 2020


10:00 - 16:00

The symposium will be held online only.

10:00-10:15am     Welcome addresses
                                 Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister, Bonn University
                                 Prof. Dr. Katja Bender,  Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
                                 Dr. Shen Xiaomeng, United Nations University - EHS

10:15-11:15am      Keynotes
                                   One Health - Video message
                                    Prof. Dr. Jakob 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 / Online photo exhibition Research Impressions

11:45am-12:45pm    One Health and Urban Transformation - introduction and framework
                                    Dr. Timo Falkenberg, Anna Brückner, Ana Maria Perez Arredondo

12:45-1:45pm            Presentation of country cases:

                                  Ghana: Joshua Ntajal, ZEF, University of Bonn

                                  India: Yasobant Sandul, ZEF, University of Bonn

                                  Germany: Dennis Schmiege, ZEF, University of Bonn

                                  Brazil: Silvia Berenice Fischer, ZEF, University of Bonn

1:45-2:45pm         Break / Online 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)

                                 Juliana M. Gellert Paris, ZEF

                                  Dr. Rüdiger Krech, Director, Health Promotion, Division of Universal Health
                                   Coverage and Healthier Populations, WHO

                                  Krupali Patel, ZEF

                                  Sunandan Tiwari, Project manager Global Projects, ICLEI

                                   Prof. Dr. Jakob Zinsstag, Swiss TPH

                                  Moderator: Dr. Timo Falkenberg

3:45pm-4pm         Closing remarks

The event will be held online in English . On-site participation is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participation is free of charge. Registration is required.

For 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.

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