CALL FOR PAPERS
Pre-amble: The possible role of culture as a pillar for sustainable development has been attracting a lot of interest worldwide. It is over a quarter of a century since the releases of the Bruntland Report on sustainable development. Many countries, especially developing countries, such as Nigeria, are still grappling with the idea of sustainability. Worldwide, there is a growing demand for standards and policies to promote sustainable development. Cultural and cultural diversity have been identified as significant in sustainable development. Culture engenders economic growth, provides individuals and communities with increased life choices; it encourages adaptation to socio-economic, political and ecological change. Though in Nigeria cultural diversity is sometimes seen as a limitation to development, elsewhere, rich cultural diversity has provided people with varied inspirations which nurture human capacities. Since culture is dynamic, undergoing changes in time and space and can be created and recreated, its capacity for sustainable development is almost limitless.
The conference has the objectives of examining international debate on the role of culture in sustainable development. It hopes to discover how culture could be applied for sustainable development in Nigeria and worldwide.
• Concept of sustainable development
• Concept of Culture
• Culture and development – A Nexus
• Culture and cultural diversity and sustainable development
• Culture, environment and sustainable development
• Cultural diplomacy and sustainable development
• Culture, tourism and sustainable development
• Culture, health and sustainable development
• Culture, heritage industry and sustainable development
• Culture and migration and sustainable development
• Food culture and sustainable development
• Culture, policy and sustainable development
• Culture, gender and sustainable development
• Culture, religion and sustainable development
• Culture, history and sustainable development
• Culture, governance and sustainable development
• Culture, security and sustainable development
• Culture, peace and conflict resolution and sustainable development
• Culture, innovative strategies for future progress and sustainable development
• Culture, technology and sustainable development
Abstracts of not more than 200 words should be sent in electronic version as WORD document to: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Who should attend?
Scholars, Secondary School Teachers, independent researchers, NGOs, government functionaries, community leaders, directors of cultural institutes, post graduate students and all those interested in the role of culture in sustainable and development.
Keynote speaker/Lead presenters
Keynote speaker and lead presenters will include leading figures from international cultural politics, academia, diplomacy, civil society and the private sector from around the globe.
Professor Eno Blankson Ikpe
Director, Centre for Cultural Studies
University of Uyo
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