The University of Cape Town, with the support of the National Planning Commission, is coordinating a national conference entitled ‘Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality: Towards Carnegie III’, taking place from 3-7 September 2012.
The purpose of the conference is to stimulate deeper thinking about ways of overcoming the underlying structural causes of poverty and inequality, and the lessons that practical initiatives have to offer.
This is a challenge that involves South Africans, organised in many different ways. The conference will bring together universities, NGOs, government and other stakeholders to describe and discuss research , policy and interventions in a wide variety of interrelated themes:
- Legal frameworks, substantive equality and access to justice;
- Macroeconomic policy;
- Unemployment and labour issues;
- Entrepreneurship and innovation;
- Social protection and welfare;
- The family and structural reproduction of equal childhoods;
- Meaningful access to education: from early childhood development to tertiary;
- Public space, safety and violence;
- Inclusionary cities;
- Land and new models of agriculture;
- Environment and resources – from extractive to sustainable approaches;
- Health, health financing and intersecting burdens of disease and poverty;
- Internal and regional migration flows.
Academics, researchers, NGOs and policy-makers are invited to contribute papers or presentations and to participate in the conference. Abstracts should be submitted no later than 16 June 2012. For details and requirements for abstracts, refer to www.carnegie3.org.za.
For more about the University of Cape Town, refer to www.uct.ac.za.
To view other opportunities, refer to www.ngopulse.org/group/home-page/other-opportunities.