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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

UNIVERSITY OF ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

2ND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

25th – 27th August, 2022

Theme: Towards Environment and Sustainable Development Financing in the Wave of

COVID-19: The Role of Stakeholders

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Since, the Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro in 1992, the Global Leadership has fairly and widely recognized that unsustainable approaches to most development initiatives have necessitated the continuous call for more sustainable actions – an action that encourages the judicious use of environmental resources, promotes people’s social well-being and provides economic value for investors.

The United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres, said that the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is still in its early stages around the world and in developing countries to be specific. The current level of financing and investment associated with the implementation of the SDGs is far below what is needed, and there is a growing concern about how to close this financing gap, globally. Financing for sustainable development in developing countries risks collapsing as all available resources, domestic and external, public and private, are inadequate, even before COVID-19.

Globally, countries are not on the right track of achieving the SDGs, as gender inequality gap widens, and world hunger has risen for the third year in a row. Biodiversity is being lost at an alarming rate, and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, with all the devastating effects on health and societies. In short, much has not been done to ensure dignity, opportunity and justice for all, and we risk irreversible degrading of the natural systems that sustain life. However, there is a common understanding that the SDGs can be achieved through mutual collaborations and partnership.  These should facilitate mobilization of funds to address the financing gap of $2.5 trillion a year, It is against this back drop that the 2nd Edition of the UESD Sustainability Conference is being organized.

This conference aims to provide an opportunity to review and create knowledge for addressing constellation of SDGs financing gaps related to Water and Sanitation, Power and Energy, Food Security and Agriculture, Climate Change Mitigation, and Adaptation, Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Health and Wellbeing, Education, Social Inclusion, Transportation, Telecommunication, among others. This conference seeks to provide opportunity for academics (scholars) and practitioners to engage and brainstorm on recommended policies and strategies to address sustainable development financing challenges in Ghana and beyond.

Interested researchers and practitioners should submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations under the following thematic areas:

  • Ecosystems, Biodiversity, and Climate Change
  • Environment and Public Health
  • Gender, Education, Digitization and Innovation
  • Economics, Energy, and Sustainable Financing

Circular Economy and Agriculture

 

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts —10th July, 2022
  • Notification of decision on abstracts — 20th July, 2022
  • Submission of full papers for conference proceedings — 30th July, 2022
  • Submission of revised papers — 12thAugust, 2022

 

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract of 250 words and a maximum of 5 keywords to the email address conferences@uesd.edu.gh. Abstracts shall be subjected to peer-review, and only those that pass the peer-review process will be invited to present (Oral or Poster) at the conference. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 10th July, 2022, at 23:59 hrs GMT.

 

Publication

Conference Proceedings will be published in a Springer Edited Book Submitted for indexing to ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, Google Scholar, and SpringerLink.

 

Conference Fee

  • Delegate Ghc 500
  • Student Delegate Ghc 300
  • Accompanying Person Ghc 300
  • International delegate $150
  • Online Delegate $50 (Only International)

 

Registration

  • Early bird registration – 30th July, 2022 with 20% waiver
  • Late Registration 20th August, 2022
  • Registration during the conference will be accepted with 5% of the applied fee

 

Important things to Note

  • Accommodation is not included in the conference fee. Information on rates provided by local hotels will be advertised on the conference website in due course.
  • Registration covers one paper only, attendance to all programme sessions, conference material, lunch, tea and coffee breaks, welcome reception, opening ceremony, conference dinner, conference bag etc.

 

Conference Venue

  • University of Environment and Sustainable Development