When Crises Collide: Social Development Responses to Intersecting Crises in Africa

The newly launched Africa branch of the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD) will be hosting its inaugural colloquium from 14 - 15 March 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The colloquium will be hosted as an intimate in-person gathering of eminent social development experts from across the African continent. We are delighted to welcome Prof Leila Patel and Prof Abye Tasse, renowned academics in the field of Social Work and Social Policy and Development in Africa, as our keynote speakers at the colloquium.

The Colloquium aspires to bring together eminent social development scholars, activists, practitioners or policymakers in Africa to:

  • Showcase what new and cutting-edge insights and solutions you are researching, implementing, and evaluating;
  • Engage with other leading social development thinkers and practitioners on the continent;
  • Network with other social development stakeholders; and
  • Build the ICSD Africa Branch.
  • Submit a Paper Abstract

Poverty and inequality are longstanding challenges in Africa. More recently, Africa has been severely affected by the global Covid-19 pandemic, and climate change and natural disasters have also had a calamitous impact on African lives and the economy. These challenges mean that the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals is at risk. Yet significant innovation in development efforts is also needed to address these interconnecting crises. The purpose of the colloquium will be to present research that unpacks these challenges whilst highlighting innovative responses to them.

Please note that the conference is free to attend.