Call for Papers: 13th Annual Caribbean Child Research Conference

Call for Papers: 13th Annual Caribbean Child Research Conference

Paper submissions are invited for the thirteenth annual research conference on children’s issues under the theme: “Leaving No Child Behind: the 2030 Agenda.”  The conference is being hosted by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), in partnership with the Institute of International Relations (IIR) and the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. The broad theme of this annual conference is “Promoting Child Rights through Research.”  

Globally, there are hundreds of children who cannot realize their full potential because of social, economic, political and cultural barriers. The members of the United Nations have pledged that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will leave no one behind. However, the data shows that large groups of children are socially excluded because of their socioeconomic status, ethnicity, disability, area of residence, migration status and health status. For the cycle of intergenerational poverty to be broken, cultural, institutional, political and economic policy and programmatic changes have to be implemented as soon as possible.  Otherwise, inequalities, inequities and social exclusion will be perpetuated way beyond 2030.  We welcome papers with data examining the disadvantages that groups of children experience and which put forward recommendations for the inclusion of these groups in the Development Agenda.  

The Caribbean Child Research Conference is a regional interdisciplinary conference covering a range of child-related themes. It aims to share research on children, strengthen the network of researchers on children’s issues and encourages research both in priority areas and in other important but neglected areas.

  • ONLY abstracts pertinent to the theme will be considered.
  • Abstracts must be accompanied by a brief biography of no more than 95 words and emailed to childconferenceresearch@gmail.com. Submissions should be headed CALL FOR PAPERS.
  • Abstracts should be based on research that has been completed within the last three years. Abstracts should provide information on the main aim of the research, research questions, methodologies, main findings and policy recommendations.  Please ensure that papers focus on Child Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • ABSTRACTS SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN 150 WORDS.   

 

  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: July 23, 2018
  • NOTIFICATION OF SELECTION FOR ORAL PRESENTATION AT THE CONFERENCE - August 17, 2018
  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS - October 5, 2018

 

Two-Day Early-bird registration fee Registration fee after August 31 One-Day registration fee University students with a valid university I.D.: Secondary level schools - one teacher and four students: 
US$ 65 US$ 70 US$ 40 US$ 30 per day or early-bird fee No cost

Additional persons per school are asked to pay US$ 30 per day

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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