Symposium on One Health and Urban Transformation 2020

on November 3, 2020 | 10:00 h - 16:00 h

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.

The symposium was held online in English.

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Dr. Timo Falkenberg

phone: 0228 / 73 – 4634


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 by Prof. Dr. Jakob Zinsstag, Swiss TPH [ .ppt Presentation ]
                                One Health - Lessons from the Field 
                                by Prof. Dr. Jorg Heukelbach, One Health Institute, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil

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

11:45am-1:45pm   One Health and Urban Transformation 
                                 Introduction and framework by Dr. Timo Falkenberg, ZEF, University of Bonn
                                 Presentation of country cases on Brazil, Germany, Ghana, India

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.G. Paris, One Health and Urban Transformation Graduate School
                                  Dr. Rüdiger Krech, WHO Director of Health Promotion, Division of Universal Health Coverage and Healthier Populations
                                  Krupali Patel, One Health and Urban Transformation Graduate School
                                  Sunandan Tiwari, Project manager Global Projects, ICLEI
                                  Prof. Dr. Jakob Zinsstag, Swiss TPH

                                  Moderator: Dr. Timo Falkenberg

3:45pm-4pm         Closing remarks

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