Round Tables

Round Tables

The Amsterdam Centre for Religion and Sustainable Development has initiated a series of 12 Round Tables on Religion and Sustainable Development over a period of three or four years. Two pilot round tables have been organised in 2017 and 2018 to test the model and build the network necessary for this project. Partnering with (faith based) NGO’s, religious communities, business, government, and academia, each round table focuses on one of the SDGs, or on one of the specific targets within the SDG-agenda.

In preparation, a factsheet will be compiled to provide background information for all participants. The factsheets developed will thus together map the available knowledge on the roles of religion in meeting the SDGs. During the round tables, distinguished speakers from different (partner) organisations and sectors will offer short keynote presentations. Participants will then explore the best practices and pitfalls and the underlying dilemmas. Based on the round table a whitepaper will be drafted, compiling key insights and policy recommendations.

Round Table 1Religion and SDG-values
- an impression on the Round Table
- introduction to the Round Table (pdf)

Round Table 2Religion and Agriculture
- an impression on the Round Table
- position paper: Sowing Hope in the FoodValley (pdf, in Dutch)

Round Table 3Religion and Gender
- position paper: Text, Praxis and Development Contestations (pdf)