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  1. HDCA Conference – Antwerp, Belgium: POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2022

    Given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination campaign worldwide, it appears increasingly unlikely that we would be able to hold a conference in 2021 in which participants from many continents could gather in person at the University of Antwerp. After consultations within the Conference Program Committee and the HDCA Executive Council, a decision was taken to postpone the Antwerp conference to 19-22 September 2022, when we expect there to be fewer restrictions on travel and in-person gatherings.

    Of the options considered, including an online-only meeting this fall, we felt it would be worth the wait in order to provide a better conference experience for all. We’re aware that this decision may interfere with the preparations you were already making for the September 2021 conference and we apologize for this. If you’ve already sent in a proposal, you are free to withdraw it, or, alternatively, to keep it in the Conftool archive.

    “Capabilities and Transformative Institutions”

    How can we organize for the world of tomorrow? Covid-19 has taught us that we are not ready. We have re-discovered our common vulnerability – not only to a virus, but also to policy mismatch, institutional hiccups and authoritarian backlash. Divided we stood, unable to act in concert, lacking real opportunities for deliberation. How can we improve the structures of living together and face the challenges ahead to build a more just and sustainable world? The HDCA Conference 2022 puts this question center stage.

    Institutions, social arrangements, or the structures which emerge from our social living, have been conceived in different ways in the variety of disciplines that engage with the capability approach. The conference will provide an opportunity to let these various understandings speak to and learn from each other.

  2. Call for Papers: ASAUK Biennial Conference, University of Birmingham

    …ising system. This can be found by clicking on the following link: https://www.conference-service.com/ASAUK2018/ For clarification and the convenience of our delegates we have drawn up How To guides with detailed step by step information on how to register on the system, how to submit an abstract/paper and how to submit a panel. Panel abstracts must include the names of at least two papers and their presenters. Bursaries available We have a small…

  3. Evidence and Practice in an age of inequality 5th ACFID Universities Network Conference

    …ustice. Moreover, issues such as gender and sexuality, disabilities, health, age, religion and ethnic minorities, and intersecting forms of discrimination are all part of a wider net of the experience of inequality. Such issues are forcing actors from NGOs, academia, multilaterals and donors to rethink their role and purpose, while continuing to grapple with absolute poverty. As the development community continue to respond to the evolving face of…

  4. HDCA WEBINAR: Children during the Pandemic: A View from the CA

    …alermo): Children`s views on the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study The event will take place through Zoom. Please register in order to receive the link to the meeting and further information. Link for Eventbrite registration, below. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/children-during-the-pandemic-a-view-from-the-ca-tickets-119283081909 This webinar is organised by the Thematic Group on Children and Youth of the Human Development and Capabilities Ass…

  5. Regional networks

    …esent we have colleagues based in Thailand, Indonesia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and Tonga working in a number of areas including: indigenous issues, poverty, environment, participatory methods, education. Our aim is to create capability conversations within the region by organising seminars and workshops, and to establish (at some point) an annual regional capability conference. We also hope to establish development ethics and human…

  6. Latin American Network: Introduction

    …LA consisten en facilitar la comunicación entre investigadores en la región, compartir información relevante, organizar eventos académicos y proporcionar diferentes tipos de oportunidades para la construcción de un espacio de discusión diverso e inclusivo centrado en temas relacionados al desarrollo humano en América Latina. Si bien recomendamos fuertemente a todos los colegas interesados en este grupo afiliarse a la HDCA, es posible ser incluido…

  7. JHDC Special Issue Call for Papers – Communities and Capabilities

    …is related to social support, inter-subjectivity, participation, consensus, common beliefs, joint effort aiming at a major objective and intense and extensive relationships. The beginning of this century presents us with new models of community which imply that the traditional concept has changed together with the way people participate in community spaces. Today the place of residence is not necessarily the space people identify themselves with,…

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