Thursday, January 25, 2007

Call for papers: Food Security and Indigenous Development

Boro River fish trap courtesy of Hannelore Bendsen

The World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)'s Fifth International Conference, Managing Knowledge, Technology and Development in the Era of the Information Revolution, will take place at the Griffith Asia Institute in Brisbane, Australia on 29th – 31st October 2007.

HOORC livelihoods specialist Barbara Ngwenya is coordinating the call for papers for Track 35: Food Security and Indigenous Development, focusing on current issues in food security and indigenous development. The session will discuss how advances in technological innovations in information and communications technologies have contributed to food security and advancement in indigenous development, especially in narrowing the digital divide by addressing needs of the most disadvantaged communities in developing countries.
Contributions to this track are invited. The conference welcomes articles based on empirical, field or case studies covering theoretical and empirical issues on the following topics:

· Food security and indigenous knowledge systems
· food security and gender
· Food security and HIV/AIDS
· Food security and biodiversity
· Food technology and indigenous development
· Indigenous knowledge and sustainable development
· Indigenous development and information technology
· Indigenous development and gender
· Indigenous development and conservation
· Indigenous development and biodiversity
· Indigenous knowledge development and HIV/AIDS
· Livelihood systems and indigenous development

The deadline for abstracts is 15 February 2007, for full paper submissions, 15 April 2007, and for revised full paper submissions,15 June 2007. All papers will be reviewed for possible publication in wrstsd, wremsd and writr.

For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Ngwenya, University of Botswana: or

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