The Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP), in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will hold the Ninth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) on 20-21 September, 2021 virtually.
The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) provides a forum for academia, government, civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector to come together to share practical solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The conference theme is Research for Impact: An Inclusive and Sustainable Planet. The aim of the conference is to bring together persons involved in research, policy, practice, and business. Participants will share practical solutions for achieving the SDGs at local and national levels.
The ICSD Parallel Sessions will be completely online for the 2021 event. It has not been decided if plenary sessions will be virtual or in-person. The Organizing Committee will assess the ongoing pandemic situation in New York and around the world and follow suggestions from local health authorities to make a decision on the plenary sessions by June.
The call for abstracts is now open! Abstracts are due May 1st, 2021.
Abstracts should be directly relevant to one of the 22 main topics, which can be found here. These include the following topics:
- Water-Energy-Food Nexus Research Impact and Stakeholder Engagement
- Sustainability and Circular Economy Assessment
- Interdisciplinary Research for Sustainable Blue Growth
- Developing the Clean Energy Transition: Innovation, Case-Studies, and Applications Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Planet
Registration will open June 2021.