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CfP: Conference on Challenges of Sustainable Development Goals by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute [June 8-9, Delhi]: Submit by April 30: Expired

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About the conference

With an aim of creating a global culture of sustainable development, the United Nations has set an agenda for achieving the desired end goals through the drafting of measurable targets.
Referred to as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it aims to bring in governments, businesses and civil society together on one platform. In addition, the Paris agreement on climate change has changed the dynamics of global affairs.
Some of the prominent goals include provision of quality education, incorporating better practices in infrastructure, innovation and industry, making positive climate change impacts, focusing on clean and sustainable energy sources, preservation and enhancement of the natural environment, and achieving targets on general well-being.
Through this conference, it is intended to invoke debate and conduct deliberations in the area of contributions that the institutes of higher learning have made or are making through continuous change and adaptation of these goals into the curricula.
The conference also aims to bring out the latest pedagogical as well as practical aspects that are being introduced in India and Canada towards fulfilling our commitments for the creation and sustenance of a sustainable global society.
The outcome of the conference shall be disseminated through our government and scholarly networks, including publications, to expand research impact and increase implementation possibilities. The platform will provide an opportunity for SICI partners to develop linkages with Indian government bodies tasked with guiding India’s SDG policy.
Most importantly, the conference will strengthen and promote Canadian and Indian scholarship, boost bi-national networking, training and mentoring opportunies.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited from faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and doctoral students from Shastri member institutions that discuss the result of their research and the impact it has in developing partnerships, linkages, learning methodologies, and socio-cultural narratives that empower interdisciplinary research. We encourage submissions that develop inter-disciplinary themes.
The focus areas of this conference are:

  1. Community Well-Being
  2. Reducing Inequalities
  3. Improving Health
  4. Sustainable Energy Development
  5. Environmental Sustainability

Abstracts of the proposed presentation, in about 400 words, should be sent to Ms. Anju Taneja by email at conf2018@sici.org.in.
Authors must indicate the focus area for which they would like their paper to be considered. The abstracts will be reviewed and a selection will be made by SICI.
Important Dates

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  • The last date to receive the abstracts is 30-04-2018.
  • Scholars whose abstracts are selected will be intimated by 08-05-2018.
  • Conference dates: June 8-9, 2018
Travel and Accommodation

Economy class air-fare within India, and local accommodation in New Delhi, will be provided to outstation scholars whose papers have been selected for presentation at the Conference. Travel and accommodation arrangements/reimbursements will be done according to the travel and accommodation policy of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. We encourage and allow virtual presentations as well.


Ms. Anju Taneja: conf2018@sici.org.in

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