FutureAfrica at the University of Pretoria, Belmont Forum & Future Earth CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS for the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 #SRI2022

The call is open to groups composed of anyone working in sustainability science and practice, which includes the research sector, government, business, philanthropy, art, and civil society.

For this call, the four Congress themes are:

Nexus issues
Novel perspectives looking at critical intersections in multiple areas including but not restricted to sustainable food systems and human wellbeing; resilience, adaptation and addressing risk; evidence-based and actionable contributions to the SDGs and beyond; narratives of progress, wealth, and well-being; water, food, energy, society; resources use efficiency.

Different ways of knowing
Recognising that knowledge is versatile, SRI2022 explores the various ways of understanding, conceptualizing, and learning about the world. An inclusive approach to knowledge will dramatically broaden the spectrum of solutions available for action-forward sustainability work.

New horizons
Sustainability is about our relationship with the future, and SRI2022 seeks to explore emerging issues and trends that shape our world tomorrow. In a time of rapid change, looking ahead is more important than ever. What are the challenges and solutions that might surprise us? How can we get ahead of the curve and build our preparedness and resilience? How to predict the unpredictable? Who are the new players and what are the unlikely coalitions? Under this theme, we are particularly open for new if not unexpected ideas.

African science and innovation (Cross-cutting theme)
One of the key objectives of SRI2022 is to showcase the richness of African science and innovation in sustainability. From tested local solutions to advanced academic research, the African continent has a wealth of knowledge and innovation to offer to the wider world. In addition, SRI2022 is hoping to strengthen the inter-African dialogue and networks by offering an inclusive platform for increased visibility and collaboration. 

Proposals can be submitted in English, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish!

Get involved in the 2nd edition of the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress!

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