[Sigmetrics] Call for Papers on STI for SDGs | UNU-MERIT Workshop in New Delhi, India | 19-20 November 2016

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Tue May 24 01:03:30 EDT 2016

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*Call for Papers on STI for SDGs*

*United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) Workshop in New Delhi, India*

*November 19-20, 2016*

Please find attached a call for papers for a conference on the role of
science, technology and innovation for the attainment of the SDGs. This
call concerns a two day conference. The first day focuses on the
perspectives of practitioners, while the second day concerns academic

*Day 2: November 20, 2016*

*Technology, Innovation and Governance for attainment of the SDGs*

*Call for Papers*

In a general sense, technology refers to a practical application of science
to address a particular product or manufacturing need in the form of a
specific process that produces a product or service. Innovation refers to
novelty in terms of quality, product, design, process or organizational

Exploiting technology and promoting innovation for economic growth as well
as socioeconomic development is a challenge for all developing countries.
Here governance is key. The national system of innovation of any country
comprises a complex mesh of actors such as the State, firms, public
laboratories, institutions, NGOs, civil society and consumers and even
nature. Governance involves setting the rules of the game, with monitoring
and incentives – so that collective welfare may be maximized. As with
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) call for astute exploitation of existing technologies, promotions of
useful innovations and efficient governance designs for attainment.

Thus, we call for papers addressing any issues related to the following
that touch upon attainment of one or more SDGs:

   - Technology usage or redesign
   - Innovation creation, adoption, diffusion
   - Governance of delivery platforms, multi-stakeholder consortiums,
   public private partnerships, sanitation drives, government programmes

Papers must validate their arguments through evidence. Qualitative,
quantitative or theoretical methodology can be deployed but final arguments
must be validated by evidence. Please send your papers to Rushva Parihar
parihar at merit.unu.edu. Attendance is free but registration is required. To
register – click on this link – fill the form and submit:

   - Deadline for submission: September 30.
   - Email confirmation of result: October 15.
   - Title Page should include full contact details. Selected Papers will
   be published as part of the UNU-MERIT working paper series and/or as a
   Special Issue of an international journal.

Organization Committee: Prof. Shyama V. Ramani and Rushva Parihar,
UNU-MERIT (Netherlands).
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