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Call for Abstracts – SANORD 2020 CONFERENCE

Vitalizing partnerships: moving forward to a sustainable future

source: https://www.hvl.no/en/research/conference/sanord-2020/abstracts/

Global partnerships are key for the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development. We need to move forward, and we need to strengthen and consolidate our partnerships to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals – the SDGs. The SANORD-network is one small piece in the puzzle, however, our respective partnerships should be configured in such ways that we contribute actively to the 2030 agenda.

The conference aims first and foremost to focus on strong and vital partnerships through the joint research, knowledge and concrete collaborations that has been formed through the variety of disciplines and institutions throughout the SANORD-network.

In order to move forward, we aim to organize a true inter- or transdisciplinary conference to learn from each other across regional and disciplinary distances. Interdisciplinarity is not necessarily easy, however, the SDGs, as we have learned since its inception in 2015, requires truly interdisciplinary efforts, and can only be achieved if different disciplines and sectors communicate and act together. As a research community from Southern Africa and the Nordics, we have a responsibility to bridge knowledge and expertise across disciplines, not only across geographical space.


  • 18 December 2019: Call for papers opens
  • Medio January 2020: Conference registration opens
  • Medio March 2020: Submission of papers closes
  • Medio March 2020: Deadline for registration of Special Interest Groups and Workshops
  • 10 April 2020: Evaluation deadline of the submissions and respons back to authors by The academic committee
  • Ultimo August 2020: Deadline for conference registration