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Call for Papers: UNESCO Regional Conference on Africa 2019 – Accra, Ghana (Funded)

UNESCO is opening a call for abstracts in preparation of a Regional Conference on the theme: Governance of Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development and Peaceful Coexistence in Africa, to be held in Accra Ghana, from 10 to 12 October 2019.

Application Deadline: 23rd August 2019

To be Taken at (Country): Accra, Ghana

About the Award: This conference aims to provide a platform for knowledge production and experience sharing on the governance of diversity, notably cultural diversity, and exploring how best to improve both the existing scholarship and academic work in this area to nurture more effectively policy environment, practices and programmes for grounding peaceful and sustainable inclusive societies.

In addition, it is about identifying and sharing of existing good practices worth leveraging on, as well as appropriate review mechanism that could be useful to monitor and inspire a more systemic approach to monitor countries efforts to lay the foundations for peaceful co-existence, unity in diversity.

Type: Call for Papers

Eligibility: This Call for Abstracts is open to researchers and academics, as well as practitioners, with scholarship available to support the participation of young researchers from across Africa.

Selection: Upon reception of abstracts, a Committee will analyze, select and suggest an agenda that will include a keynote to address in a broader sense the theme, and shed more light on the discussions that will be organized within plenary panels and sessions. Each session will comprise panelists with diverse background including, but not limited to academics, experts, government authorities, civil society organization, religious leaders, traditional rulers, as well as youth organizations. Methodologies, approaches and tools offered by the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme will be used throughout this process.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Scholarship is available

Duration of Award: 10 to 12 October 2019

How to Apply: Abstracts should be sent to the UNESCO Regional Abuja Office via e-mail at [email protected]

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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