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21 August 2023

Uppsala University: 7th Nordic Development Research Conference 2023

Photo by: Asian Development Bank via Flikr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Photo by: Asian Development Bank via Flikr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Welcome to the 7th joint Nordic Development Research Conference (NorDev) to be held 21-23 August, 2023. NorDev2023 is organized by Uppsala University and the Swedish Development Research Network (SweDev). The conference will be held on-site from the 21st of August 12.00 am until the 23rd of August 13.00 pm (CEST) in Uppsala.

The thematic focus for the conference is Co-creation for transition towards a sustainable society.

Call for papers – 1 March 2023

The call for paper proposals will open on the 20 January 2023, with deadline the 1 March 2023.
The general purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the Nordic countries and beyond to debate and rethink contemporary issues in development research and policy.

This year’s conference theme is centred on what may be called Co-creation for a just transition towards a sustainable society.

There are 12 themes for paper proposals. One of themes “Co-creating knowledge in land research: how do we navigate contentious settings? “is organised by LARRI (Land Rights Research Initiative). The co-creation of knowledge between researchers and various stakeholders is key in ensuring that research findings reflect experienced realities, and in increasing the chances that evidenced-based policies have socially just outcomes.

Despite achievements in global development, authoritarian regimes as well as environmental degradation and inequality are on the rise, and we face continuous, and often interrelated, political, environmental and social challenges. We see the need for new global development approaches and processes. In addition, many of the sustainability and developmental challenges are complex and require co-creation and coordination of different actors and disciplines in order to deepen the understanding of those challenges and the possible actions to counter them.


More information about the call for papers, here.



From 21 August 2023 to 23 August 2023


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