Sustainable Development: Bridging the Research/Policy Gaps in Southern Contexts
Dec 1 - Dec 3
09:00am to 05:00pm
The overarching theme of the Sixth SDC was Sustainable Development: Bridging the Research/Policy Gaps in Southern Contexts.
It was held in December 2003. The Conference focused on the problematique of knowledge production about southern contexts in the South. It explored policy/research gaps in two directions: in some places policy needs to be fed by better research while in others, policy needs to take better account of existing solid research. It focused on the ways and means for translating this knowledge into effective policy initiatives locally, nationally, regionally and internationally by identifying the multiple gaps between research and policies in different sectors.
The SDPI specifically tries to be gender sensitive while organizing the Conference and invites both women and men as speakers, chairs and discussants. Of the 116 speakers who participated in this SDC, there were 69 male speakers and 47 female and of the 1,340 people who attended the conference, some 818 were male and 522 female.