22nd Biennial Conference of the International Consortium for Social Development: Poverty, Inequality and Social Development Innovations around the World

Despite significant global advances in societies and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, the poverty and inequality fault lines are unlikely to be redrawn or removed unless bold new and innovative solutions are developed, implemented and evaluated based on the best available scientific knowledge. The 22nd Biennial Conference of the ICSD in 2021 will bring together practitioners, researchers, students, communities, organizations and policy makers to think deeply and carefully about the challenges we face, critically appraise past responses and advance new and novel ways of responding to these difficult challenges. The intention is to promote more inclusive and engaged societies, human rights and further social and economic justice.

Conference's Sub-Themes:

  • Social development responses to global challenges: pandemics, migration, racial injustice, the digital divide, and economic crises
  • Social Development responses to Climate Change and Environmental challenges
  • Inequality, gender and social inclusion
  • Youth transitions to education, employment, civic engagement and livelihoods
  • Social development for promoting the wellbeing of children and families
  • Financial Capability and Asset Building
  • Politics, institutions, and capacity building for social development
  • Future directions in social development and social development innovations

Please note that the conference will most likely be held as a hybrid (in-person and online) conference with the option to move completely online if necessary.