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Call for Abstracts: Sustainability and Development Conference

The inaugural Sustainability and Development Conference will be held at the University of Michigan (U-M), USA, November 9-11, 2018. The conference seeks to bring together a diverse and interdisciplinary constituency to engage with the best approaches and means to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and assess progress towards them.

Submission deadline: July 15, 2018

Abstracts are welcomed for oral presentations, lightning talks, panel sessions, posters, and workshops. Abstracts must address a conference theme:

  • Sustainable development and indigenous peoples
  • Building institutions for sustainable development
  • Education
  • Equality, equity and development
  • Conflict, security and development
  • Development and climate change
  • Reshaping economic geography
  • Agriculture for development
  • Water, sanitation and health
  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Energy provision and access
  • Infrastructure and industrialization
  • Mobilizing the private sector
  • Financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Developing SDG indicators

Read more about the conference themes.

Applications for financial assistance for students and scholars from lower-income countries will also be accepted.

This international conference is organized by the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability and the U-M African Studies Center in collaboration with the journal World Development.

An additional conference objective is to strengthen World Developmentby helping potential authors gain insights into the editorial review process, and by encouraging potential authors to submit papers to World Development. To this end, World Developmentwill select the top 10 papers submitted to the conference for expedited review and publication, and another top 25 papers whose full text is submitted to the conference to send out for review.

Submission deadline: July 15, 2018
For more information about the conference, including the abstract guidelines and how to submit, visit the conference website.
For any questions about this call or the conference, please contact the organizers directly.