Tuesday 13 September 2016

CfPs: Pathways to SDG: Macro to Micro Perspectives | World Toilet Day Conference | A UNU-MERIT External Event | at IHC New Delhi

Pathways to SDG: Macro to Micro Perspectives | World Toilet Day Conference

Technology, Innovation and Governance for attainment of the SDGs

A UNU-MERIT External Event in collaboration with Friend In Need India

20th November 2016

India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi


Call for Papers

In a general sense, technology refers to a practical application of science to address a particular product or manufacturing need in the form of a specific process that produces a product or service. Innovation refers to novelty in terms of quality, product, design, process or organizational routine.

Exploiting technology and promoting innovation for economic growth as well as socio- economic development is a challenge for all developing countries. Here governance is key. The national system of innovation of any country comprises a complex mesh of actors such as the State, firms, public laboratories, institutions, NGOs, civil society and consumers and even nature. Governance involves setting the rules of the game, with monitoring and incentives – so that collective welfare may be maximized. As with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for astute exploitation of existing technologies, promotions of useful innovations and efficient governance designs for attainment.

Thus, we call for papers addressing any issues related to the following that touch upon attainment of one or more SDGs:

  • Technology usage or redesign
  • Innovation creation, adoption, diffusion
  • Governance of delivery platforms, multi-stakeholder consortias, public private partnerships, sanitation drives, government programmes.

Papers must validate their arguments through evidence. Qualitative, quantitative or theoretical methodology can be deployed but final arguments must be validated by evidence. Six papers will be selected for conference presentations. Authors selected for conference presentation will be paid domestic air fare and 1 night of hotel stay. There will also be selection of papers for poster presentation (without airfare and hotel stay). Please send your papers to Rushva Parihar parihar@merit.unu.edu.

Key Dates:

  • Deadline for submission: September 30
  • Email confirmation of result: October 15

Title Page should include full contact details. Selected Papers will be published as part of the UNU-MERIT working paper series and/or as a Special Issue of an international journal.

Between 10.00 AM – 12.00 noon and between 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM – there will be an information desk manned by Sueli Brodin to answer all your questions on UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University for those interested in higher studies.


Organization Committee

Prof. Shyama V. Ramani and Rushva Parihar, UNU-MERIT (Netherlands)

Enquiries: Write to Rushva Parihar parihar@merit.unu.edu

Attendance is free but Registration is required to register – Click on this link – Fill the form and submit http://goo.gl/forms/7G2agTsJOX.

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