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27 June 2019

Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research

Knowledge Production in North-South Collaboration: Challenges in an Era of New Global Divides

Photo by James Maiden, CIFOR

The 5th Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research is hosted by the Copenhagen Business School from 27-28th June 2019. The conference is jointly organised by the associations for development research in Denmark (FAU), Finland (FSDR), Norway (NFU), and a Swedish committee (SDSN).

Asymmetric local and global power relations are on the rise. These include deepening divides between North and South. Politically, academically, socially and on a range of other fronts, Northern governments have increasingly returned to a narrow minded, self-oriented development path. Despite official rhetoric such as the SDGs and the Paris Declaration, the spirit and practice of solidarity is more remote than for years. Restrictions on academic movement, prioritization of North-centred issues and lack of interest in addressing key social and environmental challenges in the South are some of the worrying trends. However, divides and imbalances are not only observable between countries and regions, but emerging within societies across the planet. Elite projects and exclusivist populism are a global phenomenon and affect the well-being of people everywhere.

The 5th Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research aspires to address these trends and challenges through a format including keynote presentations, panels and working groups, roundtables and poster presentations, and to enable dialogue and networking between participants from all parts of the world. We welcome especially contributions that analyse and challenge global divides in the thematic areas of knowledge production; institutions of global governance; distribution of resources and wealth but also of risks; migration and climate change policies; or the formulation and implementation of the SDGs, to name but a few.


Key dates in 2019:

February – Call for paper proposals/abstracts

3rd March – Deadline for paper proposals/abstracts

March 2019 – Notification of acceptance of papers

March 2019 – Conference registration opens

3rd June – Deadline for submission of papers

Early June 2019 – (Draft) Conference program circulates

June 2019 – Deadline for registration

27-28 June 2019 – Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research


Read more about the event here.


From 27 June 2019 to 28 June 2019



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