Call for Abstracts: Poverty, Inequality and Social Development - Innovations around the World
22nd Biennial Conference of the International Consortium for Social Development (University of Johannesburg, 13-16 July 2021)
Poverty and inequality are longstanding social challenges, greatly increased by the global Covid-19 pandemic, and overlaid with other social, economic and political crises, mass population movements, racial injustice, the digital divide, and climate change. This combination of circumstances has had devastating impacts on people’s everyday lives and their livelihoods in different parts of the globe, an impact which is unparalleled in modern history. How governments, societies and social development actors respond to this conjuncture will shape the direction of social development and human development outcomes for years to come.
The organizers call for papers that bring together these ideas and actions that are novel solutions to the social challenges of our times. All kinds of innovation will be considered whether they be methodological, social, technological or organizational, are of local relevance and/or have the potential for large scale replication. Lessons learnt from the adoption and implementation of evidence-based solutions as well as how politics and questions of good governance shape social development outcomes are pertinent to this call. Learning across disciplines and forging partnerships for social change and finding solutions that are contextually appropriate as well as critique of current solutions, are welcome. Against this background, we invite abstracts for papers and poster presentations, and proposals for sessions to be presented or convened at the 22nd Biennial Conference of the International Consortium for Social Development under the theme Poverty, Inequality and Social Development Innovations around the World.
Deadline for abstract for papers/ session proposal submissions: Deadline extended to 15 February 2021.