Addressing Poverty and Inequalities in the Sustainable Development Agenda: Case Studies from Africa

Type: Paper
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Sponsor Groups: Africa Specialty Group
Organizers: Andrea Rishworth
Chairs: Andrea Rishworth

Call for Papers

Scholars interested in contributing to this broad discussion on poverty, inequalities and sustainable development in the African context are welcome. Particularly, this session will situate problems within the context of potential intervention strategies. Papers are invited from individuals who are working on such initiatives, particularly those that center on climate change, health and wellbeing, livelihood strategies, policy issues, and other mechanisms that seek to improve the overall quality of life in African communities. Inquiries about the session may be directed to Andrea Rishworth (arishwor@uwaterloo.ca). If you wish to join the session, please register for AAG and send abstract and program identification number (PIN) to the above email addresses by November 1st, 2017.


Description

The creation of the Sustainable Development Goals marks a shift in development, generating a universal and transformative agenda for a sustainable and equitable future. This new agenda, beyond the Millennium Development Goals, now focuses on a shared future with collective responsibilities and one universal agenda for sustainable development. In this regard, institutions and governments in Africa have a key role to play in meeting the unfinished agenda of the MDGs and accelerating equitable and sustainable development. Sustaining the momentum achieved by governments, civil society and the private sector actor, is vital to producing clear objectives and developing implementation and monitoring frameworks that respond to challenges related to climate change, the built environment, the information and communication technology revolution, and demographic change. This session will provide an opportunity to assess the impact of current growth strategies on poverty, inequality and human development in Africa, providing the opportunity to identity successes, lessons learned, and identify remaining gaps, challenges and emerging issues related to this topic. Specifically, this session will situate problems within the context of policy-oriented research focused on how to reduce poverty and inequality for an equitable, inclusive and environmentally sustainable future.



Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Presenter Michael Acheampong*, University of South Florida, Pursuing Sustainable Development Goal Number One: Evaluating the Fate of Smallholder Farmers in Ghana’s Oil City. Fenda Akiwumi, University of South Florida, Pursuing Sustainable Development Goal Number One: Evaluating the Fate of Smallholder Farmers in Ghana’s Oil City. 20
Presenter Jules Reynolds*, , Growing from the Roots: Deep Development in Post-Apartheid South Africa Michael Bell, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Growing from the Roots: Deep Development in Post-Apartheid South Africa Leah Potter-Weight, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Growing from the Roots: Deep Development in Post-Apartheid South Africa Valerie Stull, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Growing from the Roots: Deep Development in Post-Apartheid South Africa Mpumelelo Ncwadi, Indwe Trust, Growing from the Roots: Deep Development in Post-Apartheid South Africa Liza Lightfoot, KidLinks World, Growing from the Roots: Deep Development in Post-Apartheid South Africa 20
Presenter Andrea Lombard*, Stellenbosch University; University of South Africa, Toward resilient energy transition pathways in South Africa: Renewable energy development implications for rural areas of selected provinces Sanette L.A. Ferreira, Stellenbosch University, Toward resilient energy transition pathways in South Africa: Renewable energy development implications for rural areas of selected provinces 20
Presenter Sydney Oluoch*, Montclair State University, Investigating factors affecting renewable energy consumption using Panel Data analysis in Sub-Saharan Africa. 20
Presenter Hsi-Chuan Wang*, , Electricity Access and Urban Form in a racially Divided City - The case of Johannesburg, South Africa 20

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