Overview of Past HDCA Conferences

The HDCA was officially launched at the 2004 conference in Italy. Below is a list of all past HDCA conferences with their themes:

  • 2016 - Japan, Tokyo:
    Capability and Diversity in a Global Society
  • 2015 - USA, Washington, D.C.:
    Capabilities on the Move: Mobility and Aspirations
  • 2014 - Greece, Athens:
    Human Development in Times of Crisis; Renegotiating Social Justice
  • 2013 - Nicaragua, Managua:
    Human Development: Vulnerability, Inclusion and Well-being
  • 2012 - Indonesia, Jakarta:
    Revisiting Development: Do We Assess It Correctly?
  • 2011 - the Netherlands, The Hague:
    Innovation, Development & Human Capabilities
  • 2010 - Jordan, Amman:
    Human Rights & Human Development
  • 2009 - Peru, Lima:
    Participation, Poverty and Power
  • 2008 - India, New Dehli:
    Equality, Inclusion and Human Development
  • 2007 - USA, New York:
    Ideas Changing History
  • 2006 - the Netherlands, Groningen:
    Freedom and Justice
  • 2005 - France, Paris:
    Knowledge and Public Action
  • 2004 - Italy, Pavia:
    Enhancing Human Security
    (Conferences that preceded the founding of the HDCA):
  • 2003 - Italy, Pavia
    From Sustainable Development to Sustainable Freedom
  • 2002 - UK, Cambridge
    Promoting Women’s Capabilities: Examining Nussbaum’s Capabilities
  • 2001 - UK, Cambridge
    Justice and Poverty: Examining Sen’s Capability Approach