Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
The Institute for Transdisciplinary Development (ITD), in collaboration with the Taos Institute, proudly announces ‘Succeeding in Africa: Social Construction in Action.
Dates: July 10 - 12, 2017 (pre-conference workshops July 9)
Location: Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Johannesburg
More than one billion people live on the African continent. It is a continent that challenges its people, amongst others, to eradicate hunger and poverty, achieve universal primary education, combat HIV/AIDS,malaria and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability, address fundamentalism and its effects on conflict and relationships as well as to achieve global partnerships for sustained development.
The African heartbeat has a unique rhythm, and the continent poses unique challenges but also unique possibilities. It is in this landscape that the life-giving pulse of social construction comes into play.
The African context provides fertile ground for a transdisciplinary approach in co-creating possibilities. Stories that can teach and inspire abound in this diverse landscape where new possibilities have been co-created out of challenges.
Much has been researched and said about Africa’s problems and complexities and what should be done. This conference’s focus will be on what has been done – successfully. We want to bring African projects, from small to mega, from all contexts and disciplines, in the focus. We want to unpack these success stories to establish how transdisciplinary relationships have enabled success.
This conference aims to create the context for both large and small group dialogue with the intent to harvest new learnings about how people together – across disciplines and in participation with local knowledge – can co-create innovative practices to address complex challenges successfully.
By attending this conference you will have the opportunity to join actively in this conversation and reap the benefits of collaboratively exploring and understanding how transdisciplinary, relational approaches can contribute to making a difference in the lives of the people you journey with.
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The Call for Proposals for breakout sessions will begin January 2017. More information will be available soon.
Presentation proposals may take the form of: