The third Conference on Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals is taking place on the 26th and 27th of January and focusses on SDG4: inclusive education for all. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the conference will largely be held online (and live-streamed!). The Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) of the University of Amsterdam cordially invites you to the conference. Registration is free of charge.
The Conference on Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals is a biannual event organised by the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) of the University of Amsterdam. The third edition was initially scheduled for June 2020, but was postponed due to the Corona outbreak. It will now take place online, on the 26th and 27th of January 2021.
The focus of the conference will be SDG4: “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” It aims to mobilize scholars young and old, policy makers, and civil society to share perspectives on the various roles education can play in relation to inclusive development.
During this conference, you will have the opportunity to assess the relevance of the goal, and its related targets and indicators, as well as develop a better understanding of the toolbox that is used to further its achievement.
The conference programme contains three plenary session and 30 panel sessions. The panel sessions emerge in a variety of formats – presentations, roundtables, panels and workshop – and are organised in five overarching conference themes:
Would you like to join a specific session? You are welcome at our online conference platform to register yourself for the conference and add sessions of your interest to your personal calendar!
BA/BSc, MA/MSc and PhD students
Did you just finalize your thesis and come up with some amazing findings? Or do you have an interesting argument to make about sustainability, education or the SDGs? And does your research/idea deserve a broader audience than your supervisor, peers and parents? If so, then participate in our video pitch competition and let the world know about your research. The winners’ pitches will be displayed on the CSDS website and the website of SDG Nederland.
We hope to see your video-pitch at the conference!
Video Pitch Presentation
The pitch will be displayed on the online conference platform during the conference. The best pitches will also be published on the CSDS website and the website of SDG Nederland. All participants receive a certificate for participation!
Video Pitch Judging
The video pitch will be judged by a jury that will see them at different points in time during the conference. The judges will consider each pitch’s relevance to the topic, the quality of the pitch and the way in which the presenter discusses the topic.
The winning will be announced at the end of the closing plenary on 27 January and, depending on the number of posters submitted, we expect to have different categories of prizes. If you have any questions, please contact Gabriela Cuadrado Quesada.
Tips on how to record a good video pitch message with your smart phone
Most of us have a smartphone that can record videos in Full HD. If you have to record yourself, there are several things to take into account before you start:
Panel sessions at the conference are organised by scholars and development professionals from a variety of institutes based in different parts of the world. Sessions are interactive and allow for engagement with the SDGs and the complex relationship between education and development. We encourage sessions coordinators to discuss the impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic on education and the SDG4 goal.
We are no longer accepting submissions for sessions.
For questions and information about the panel session, please contact Roxana Dumitrescu.