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  1. CfP: Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. A Sociological Perspective

    …ons of labor rights and secure working environments for all workers. – Open, dynamic, and inclusive labor markets that respect fundamental principles and rights at work, with simple, transparent, flexible, and predictable legal employment frameworks. – Policy measures needed to address global, national, regional, and local asymmetries in resource mobilization, technological know-how, and market power. – Development-oriented policies and comprehens…

  2. CfP: Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. A Sociological Perspective

    …over than medium and high-technology industries, such as the pharmaceutical, computer, electronics and automotive sectors. The UN nonetheless notes that the crisis offers the opportunity to foster industrialization and improve the global distribution of groundbreaking technologies. In emerging from the pandemic, it highlights key areas of focus, including continuing to expand mobile broadband networks, increasing R&D investment, and improving rura…

  3. The 9th International Social Innovation Research Conference – Melbourne, Australia

    …cial innovations are often presented as solutions to wicked social problems, operating across sectors, and disrupting traditions of policy and practice. Social innovations – including social enterprise, design-led service creation and citizen co-production – are initiated within, between and beyond the bounds of established organisational forms. Redefining boundaries creates new opportunities for combining wisdom and resources for progressive soci…

  4. 2024 HDCA Conference – Kolkata, India

    September 24-26, 2024

    Hosted by Pratichi (India Trust), Institute for Development Studies Kolkata, and Health Information Systems Program (HISP)

     

    “Crises, Capabilities and Commitment”

    The 2024 HDCA conference has special significance as 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of HDCA. The conference is being held in Kolkata, West Bengal, India – home of the first HDCA president, Professor Amartya Sen. The conference theme of Crises, Capabilities and Commitment has been chosen because the inter-linkages between these three ideas require in depth discussion.

    Many multi-faceted crises assail us. Some are global in scope, linked with the assault on our environment, violent conflicts, pandemics and humanitarian challenges. Some crises emerge from episodic events. Others emerge less dramatically linked with a backlash to transformations in social relations, or technologies. Crises, both episodic and cumulative, reveal deep inequalities in capabilities. Crises may be associated with both ‘loud’ and ‘silent’ capability deprivations, in areas such as education, health, disability, political participation and wellbeing. The immediate and visible fallout from crises may precipitate further inequalities in capabilities linked to loss of income and employment, inequity, food insecurity malnutrition, and polarization between groups. The conference will be a setting to discuss the forms of commitment needed to analyze and address many interlinked crises and their stress on capabilities.

     

  5. OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

    …public policy, with special reference to India. He is co-author (with Amartya Sen) of Hunger and Public Action (Oxford University Press, 1989) and An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions (Penguin, 2013). http://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/academic/pdf/openaccess/9780198833468.pdfhttps://global.oup.com/academic/product/sense-and-solidarity-9780198833468?cc=us&lang=en&# https://global.oup.com/academic/product/sense-and-solidarity-9780198833…

  6. WEBINAR: From Human Development to Sustainable Human Development

    …casting and Social Change. He co-edited several books including: Innovation, Competence Building, and Social Cohesion in Europe- Towards a Learning Society (Edward Elgar, 2002) and Knowledge for Inclusive Development (Quorum Books, 2001). Prior to coming to UNDP, he was an Assistant Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, teaching and researching on science, technology and innovation policy. He has de…

  7. Call for support: Big Jump Challenge – European water solidarity youth campaign

    …e.ec.europa.eu/socialinnovationeurope/node/4686. Big Jump Challenge Flyer: http://www.rivernet.org/bigjump/pdf/bj_challenge/BigJump_Flyer_EN.pdf Big Jump River Reconciliation Film: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYTAgi4M0DJx4aLiAhh2ryA [activate English subtitles] Big Jump Challenge Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigJumpChallenge  …

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