The International Co-operative Alliance for Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) is accepting papers on co-operatives and sustainable development for its 11th Regional Research Conference.
Last October, the United Nations announced its 2030 agenda for sustainable development which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The event, on 15 November 2016 at Hotel Dashoka, New Delhi, is looking for papers on what co-ops are doing to achieve these goals.
The Alliance’s Research Committee for Asia-Pacific is encouraging researchers to submit paper proposals about the work of co-ops on poverty in all its forms, gender equality, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and inequality within and among countries.
Other areas include hunger, food security and sustainable agriculture; sustainable consumption and production patterns; and climate change and its impacts.
To present their papers, researchers must submit an abstract of maximum 600 words that includes the research question, the methodology, the contribution to the field of knowledge and relevant literature.
Abstracts can be sent to Ashok Taneja, secretary of the ICA-AP Research Committee at [email protected] by 30 June.
Researchers invited to present their papers will not have to pay a registration fee to attend the event. The three best papers from young researchers under 35 will be selected for awards of $500, $300 and $150 respectively.
- More information on the conference and how to register here.