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DevRes 2022 – Transforming Development Research for Sustainability

The upcoming DevRes conference will be held on August 22-24, 2022 and will be hosted by GlobeLife, a joint initiative of Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet. The conference will offer both onsite participation as well as digital live-streaming and chat functions. The 1st day of the conference will be at Uppsala University, the 2nd day fully online and the 3rd day at Karolinska Institutet.

SweDev at DevRes2022

More details will follow.

  • ‘Bridging research and policymaking in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda’: 13:30-14:30 on 22 August in Uppsala. Onsite participation only.
  • ‘Planetary health: the role of coastal ecosystems’: 11:00-12:00 on 22 August in Uppsala. Hybrid: onsite and online participation.
  • SweDev annual assembly: 16:45-18:45 on 23 August. Learn more about SweDev, influence the workplan and meet SweDev’s secretariat and Steering Committee. The SweDev assembly is open to all. Join us online or in Uppsala. Registration is required. We invite all participants to a mingle after the event.

Transforming Development Research for Sustainability

The theme for the upcoming conference is ‘Transforming development research for sustainability, as It is becoming increasingly clear that sustainability is the key to our planet and the future of humanity. We must make haste at achieving this before 2030, estimated as the climate’s ‘tipping point’, which could lead to unpredictable consequences.

A major part of the conference will focus on how we can achieve sustainability in health for both humans and our planet. This requires that we look at transforming large parts of our society and restructuring systems within our society such as food and energy production, urban planning, digitization, education, preventive health work as well as health and social care.

In order to achieve this globally for all people and not just individual countries, we need to explore both new forms of cooperation and the generation of new knowledge. Here, research is absolutely essential if we are to discover novel systems that will ensure the longevity of our society.

About DevRes

The Development Research Conference (DevRes) was founded in 2016 as a multi-disciplinary forum for researchers working in fields linked to development and sustainability.

The conference aims to promote networking and collaboration between researchers, public agencies, policymakers, organisations and practitioners, in order to find solutions for poverty and develop strategies for the future of sustainable development.

Call for papers for the 6th joint Nordic Development Research Conference

The 6th joint Nordic Development Research Conference, taking place between June 21-22 2021, invites abstracts for papers to be presented by development research scholars.  All abstracts should be submitted for consideration in the accepted working groups, listed below.

Working Groups 

STREAM A: Post-pandemic themes concerning the Global South
A1) Imagining post-pandemic futures in the Global South
A2) Back on track – Post-pandemic considerations regarding how to enhance skills development as part Industrial renewal processes
A3) Religion and sustainable development in the digital age – before, during and after the corona crisis
A4) Youth transitions from education to labour market on the era of global crisis

STREAM B: Reflecting development co-operation and policies
B1) Nordic development co-operation – lessons from history?
B2) Social Change/Transformation through Learning
B3) The politics of countering tax evasion: international and global South perspective
B4) Experiences of capacity development in research projects

STREAM C: Reconsidering knowledge
C1) Using Indigenous Knowledge to Promote Sustainable Development in Africa: Towards Decolonizing Development Science and Education
C2) Decolonizing development and transforming education –Indigenous and intercultural perspectives 
C3) Academic scholarship that matters? Matters where?
C4) Closed panel from the Academy of Finland: Good knowledge and bad knowledge in poor countries

STREAM D: Multifaceted citizenship
D1) Dealing with adversity: Community learning and grassroots organising in constrained settings
D2) Citizenship Aspirations in an Era of Disillusionment
D3) Godly, rich, handsome/beautiful: (un)learning gendered personhood in religious contexts
D4) Citizenship, Development and the State

E1) Open forum
Open forum in the digital platform invites short presentations for instance in a form of pre-recorded speeches or one-paged “posters”. We invite contributors from Master students, PhD students and more advanced researchers on any topic related to development studies. These can be, for instance, results of your Thesis, a research idea, or a methodological reflection.

How to submit

Authors are requested to indicate a primary and a secondary working group for which s/he wishes the paper to be considered. The abstract of maximum of 400 words should be submitted in English (or Spanish for the bilingual working group) latest on 9th April 2021. The decisions will be communicated by 30th April 2021. All submissions should be done through the conference system. Abstracts submissions by email will not be accepted. 

For background information on the call and detailed descriptions of each working group please visit the official webpage.