Contributions to education and capacity building

We are seeking to create a community of educators, students, researchers and other stakeholders who can contribute to education for fair, resilient and water friendly cities, within the framework of the UN-Habitat New Urban Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – part of a wider 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The question we wish to answer is “How to train/educate/ capacitate urban planners and designers to deliver fair, sustainable and inclusive cities within the framework of the New Urban Agenda?”. Contributions to this part of the conference can be in the form of an abstract, a discussion panel or a round table.

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

Abstract must be 500 words long and must contain the number and title of the track to which the abstract is being submitted, a problem statement, research question, short theoretical framework and a summary of findings. Please send your abstract to African Perspectives Conference AfricanPerspectives-BK@tudelft.nluntil 2nd NOVEMBER 2018, mentioning AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES EDUCATION in the subject line.

OPEN CALL for PANELS

Independent panels are meant to complement and enrich the track on education proposed by the conference conveners. Academics are invited to submit a 500 word text describing the topic of the panel and a draft list of 4 to 5 participants who could contribute to this panel. Each panel convenor will be responsible for selecting relevant contributions to the panel in the form of academic papers.  Panels must be open to the public. Conveners must ensure there is ample time for discussion. A panel typically lasts one hour.

Panel descriptions must be 500  words long and must contain a problem statement, research question, short theoretical framework. Please send your panel proposal to African Perspectives Conference AfricanPerspectives-BK@tudelft.nl until 2nd NOVEMBER 2018, mentioning AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES EDUCATION in the subject line.

CALL FOR ROUND TABLES

Round tables are convened by educators who wish to discuss a specific issue without necessarily having to submit abstracts or papers. The round table convener is invited to prepare a 7 minute statement that will be read out or freely communicated for discussion with guests and the public. Round table conveners must ensure two or three discussants are prepared to discuss the initial statement and must ensure that the public is involved in the discussion. Round tables will last typically one hour.

Round table descriptions must be 500 words long and must contain a problem statement, research question, short theoretical framework. Please send your round table proposal to African Perspectives Conference AfricanPerspectives-BK@tudelft.nl until 2nd NOVEMBER 2018, mentioning AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES ROUND TABLES EDUCATION in the subject line.