NCCR North-South Dialogue No. 29

by Eva Maria Heim, Claudia Michel, Annika Salmi, Thomas Breu
Bern, NCCR North-South 2011

Does it work in practice? Many researchers are not given the opportunity to find out: they often lack the time and financial resources to work beyond the academic realm. To ensure that research results are not confined to university bookshelves, the NCCR North-South introduced “PAMS” right from the start of the programme. PAMS – Partnership Actions for Mitigating Syndromes – are small projects designed to apply research results in real-world settings. In PAMS, researchers work in close collaboration with a partner organisation from outside academia, to test and validate new approaches aimed at contributing to societal change. 
What sets PAMS apart from conventional development projects is their strong link with research. PAMS provide a platform for researchers and societal partners to exchange knowledge and views, giving them the opportunity to play a greater role in finding innovative solutions for more sustainable development.

Heim EM, Michel C, Salmi A, Breu T. 2011. Does it Work in Practice? Fostering Knowledge Exchange for Sustainable Development. Second NCCR North-South Report on Effectiveness. NCCR North-South Dialogue 29. Bern, Switzerland: NCCR North-South.


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