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We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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MENA regional conference part of CDS, University of Bath

The MENA Social Policy Network is holding its 10th Anniversary Conference in Morocco on July 11-12. This will be a hybrid conference, with participants attending in person and online. The theme is Crisis and Continuity: Towards Inclusive, Resilient, and Environmentally Sustainable Social Policies in the Middle East and North Africa.

Hosted by the Moroccan Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEA) at Mohammed V University in Rabat (UM5R), the conference will explore the shifts in social policy design and implementation in the MENA region, how social policies relate to social cohesion, human security and socio-economic crises, and the changes in social policy in the last 10 years. It will also look forward to social policies’ role in supporting social equality and economic prosperity.

The MENA Social Policy Network are seeking abstracts for potential conference papers focused on a broad range of topics within social policy and conflict prevention in the MENA region. Comparative studies are welcome. More information and the submission criteria are available on their website.

The call closes at midnight (GMT) on 5 March 2023.

The submission process for paper abstracts will be online only. If you expect to have difficulty submitting your abstract online, please get in touch with them at [email protected] to request assistance.