"Seeking Solutions"

First Annual GLD Conference 

11 May 2017 - 12 May 2017 

Hindås, Sweden

  

 

Overview

The Program on Governance and Local Development at the University of Gothenburg will hold its first annual conference on May 11-12, 2017 with the theme, "Seeking Solutions." We will showcase research that examines the ways in which ordinary citizens seek solutions to the challenges they face in their daily lives. These include but are not limited to challenges related to service delivery, safety and security, land tenure, employment, and health. We seek to understand when and why citizens pursue different strategies for seeking solutions -- from both state and non-state actors. How do people's strategies differ in times of peace vs. periods of conflict? What coping mechanisms do the world's growing population of refugees employ? What are the promises and pitfalls of solutions offered by new technologies? How do different aspects of identity (gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.) affect the different strategies people pursue? We seek not to answer these and related questions definitively but rather raise them to encourage dialogue among scholars, policymakers, and other members of the development community.

 

Venue 

Hindåsgården Konferens & Spa AB
Ivar bergers väg 2
430 63 HINDÅS

 

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 * Participants already pre-registered for this event do not need to register again.