Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022

20-24 June 2022
Online and onsite in Pretoria, South Africa


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The Sustainability Research & Innovation (SRI) Congress is the world’s largest transdisciplinary gathering for the global sustainability community.

SRI unites more than 2000 global sustainability research leaders, government and civil society experts, funders and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation.

A joint initiative of Future Earth and the Belmont Forum, this truly global, annual event sparks meaningful conversations, provides a platform to share innovative ideas, and creates an inspiring and inclusive space for collaboration and action.

This year, SRI will double in size. Hosted by the Future Africa Institute in Pretoria, South Africa, and online, the second edition of SRI, SRI2022, will offer a program of over 200 interactive sessions, workshops, trainings, networking events, innovation demonstrations, satellite events, and much more. The full program is available here.

SRI Inkundla #4: Shared Ways Forward for the World We Want

SRI Inkundla #4: Shared Ways Forward for the World We Want

SRI Inkundla #4 “Shared Ways Forward for the World We Want” will close the series of four SRI Inkundlas. Join the last free virtual event held from 5:00 – 6:00 pm (SAST) on May 25, and explore a variety of tools available now and in the near future to support shifts to sustainability.

SRI2022 Program Announced

SRI2022 Program Announced

SRI2022 is the second edition of the world’s largest gathering dedicated to transdisciplinary research and innovation in sustainability. With nearly 200 sessions, the program of SRI2022 will double from the inaugural Congress, showcasing the newest advances in sustainability science and demonstrating groundbreaking work to translate knowledge to action.

Learn How the Belmont Forum Can Help Fund Your Research

Learn How the Belmont Forum Can Help Fund Your Research

The “Be Belmont Applicable” series helps interested researchers and stakeholders understand how to develop transdisciplinary projects that are eligible for the Belmont Forum funding. The Belmont Forum has two sessions available in different time zones.

Oceania Satellite Event

The SRI2022: Oceania Satellite Event will take place 29 June – 1 July, 2022 in Brisbane, Australia. This satellite to SRI2022 will build on the outcomes of the inaugural SRI2021 Congress last year in Brisbane that featured more than 2000 attendees from over 100 countries. It will focus on sustainability issues and challenges unique to Oceania. Attendees of the event will learn about the latest sustainability science and innovation, create novel networks and partnerships, explore new ideas, gain visibility, inspire and be inspired, all in a hybrid environment at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. All participants of the SRI2022 Oceania Satellite Event will also have full access to the online portion of the SRI2022 Congress, and the cost of this is included in their registration.


Asia Spotlight Event

The SRI2022 Asia Spotlight event will be held online as part of the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 (SRI2022) that will be happening online and in Pretoria, South Africa on 20-24 June, 2022.

Hosted by an Asian consortium of academia/university, government partners, funders, and other stakeholders, coordinated by Future Earth Global Secretariat Hubs in Asia (China, Japan, South Asia, and Taipei hub), the event aims to provide a unique opportunity to engage and interact on sustainability challenges and opportunities in Asia and beyond.

The event will also connect researchers, innovators, and other experts working on related topics, provide capacity building for the early-career scientists, and further develop transdisciplinary science collaboration to drive transformative change.