2015 GDN 16th Annual Global Development Conference – Benguerir, Morocco: Call for Papers/Posters/Session Submission

Deadline for Paper Submission : January 31st, 2015
Deadline for submission of Poster: 15 February, 2015
Deadline for submission of abstract: 31 January,2015
What: GDN 16th Annual Global Development Conference – Benguerir, Morocco:
When: 11-13 June 2015
The Global Development Network is inviting submissions under open call for Paper/Poster/Sessions  for its 16th Annual Global Development Conference in BenguérirMorocco on 11-13 June, 2015 on the theme of Agriculture for Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportunities for a New ‘Green Revolution’.
Interested individual (s) can apply under different categories of competition and various sub-themes of the conference. They can apply individually, or in a team however only principal author can register.
The conference is organized around the major theme of Agriculture for Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportunities for a new ‘Green Revolution’ and will feature some of the work supported by GDN and its Regional Network Partners, as well as research studies from all over the world.
The conference is organized around a competitive call for sessions and papers, in addition to our annual Global Development Awards and Medals Competition. It showcases the research and development work conducted by young researchers from developing countries through presentations, discussions and posters exhibition.

The 2015 GDN Annual conference will be structured around following four sub-themes to better understand the nature, role and prospects of agricultural development in the context of the post-2015 Development Agenda:

  • Food security and nutrition
  • Environmental challenges and natural resources management
  • Economic, social and political transformations: effects and impacts of agricultural development
  • Financial and technological innovations: which new tools for the next ‘green revolution’?

Paper Submission:

Original research papers are invited on the topics outlined or falling within the scope of the conference theme. The official language of the conference is English however submission in French language will also be accepted. Call is open to all individuals including researchers and professionals.

How to submit the paper abstract?

Submit your paper abstract and CV through the following:

mportant Dates

  • Deadline for submission of paper abstract: 31 January, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance of paper abstract (ONLY successful applicants will be contacted): 23 February, 2015
  • Deadline for submission of full paper: 8 March, 2015
  • Notification of successful full papers: 31 March, 2015

Support to young researchers from developing countries 

Selected paper abstract author (s) can express their need for financial support to attend the conference with the submission of the final paper. GDN will provide more details and link to apply. Please note the funds are limited therefore award of financial support will be extremely competitive.

GDN encourage the author (s) to garner funds from other sources in order to secure their participation to the conference.

Poster Submission:
  • Young researchers (i.e. Master’s students, PhD students and young researchers on job market) are invited to submit a poster addressing the issues related to the conference and its sub-themes.
  • Researchers can submit and compete for both poster and paper presentations to the conference.
  • A poster can be submitted by only one individual. Selected posters will be exhibited for informal browsing, with the opportunities for individual discussions and networking with poster authors.
  • Poster exhibition will be organized on each day of the conference.

Posters are accepted in English and in French language.

How to submit the poster abstract?

  • Researchers must submit their poster through the following:

    French

Successful applicants will be invited to showcase their research outputs through a detailed poster at the poster exhibition during the conference

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of Poster: 15 February, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance of Poster: 16 March, 2015
Session Submission:

Sessions are special and most dynamic events of the conference. They are organized by individuals, groups or institutions on a selected theme of the conference with regional/national/or global perspectives.

The panel of the session may consist of four or five seasoned experts of the theme who will deliberate their respective presentations, with short and clear abstract. The duration of each session is 90 minutes with presentations (optional) or discussion of the panel with open floor general audience of the session.

How to submit the session abstract?

  • Session Abstract must be submitted using the following:
Important Dates
  • Deadline for submission of session abstract:  31 January, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance of session abstract: 3 March, 2015
  • Deadline for submission of final description of the session: 31 March, 2015
  • Notification of accepted session: 3 April, 2015
Submissions should be made before 18:00 hours (Indian Standard Time).
For More Information:
E-Mail: cfp@gdn.int.

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