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[CfP] Pathways to Resilience IV

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Date(s) - 15/11/2016
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It is a pleasure to invite you to Pathways to Resilience IV to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, June 14-16, 2017. This fourth Pathways conference will the first one that the Resilience Research Centre (RRC) at Dalhousie University has hosted outside of Halifax, Canada. The RRC is proud to co-host the event with the Optentia Research Focus Area at North-West University, South Africa and with organizational support of the Primary Healthcare Directorate, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. Our goal is to focus on the Global South where people are often disproportionately challenged by double and triple jeopardies (e.g., being both socially marginalized because of race, gender, ability or class, while at the same time experiencing climate change, armed conflict, and structural inequality).

In the face of the apparently intractable challenges to human wellbeing, knowledge of how and why individuals, families and communities adapt to adversity and transform their worlds has become increasingly important. Pathways to Resilience IV will provide a forum for understanding how this adaptation varies across cultures, how those in the Global South define resilience, and what can be done to meaningfully support health, wellbeing and social justice.

Ultimately, optimal individual, family and community functioning is the reason we study resilience. Pathways to Resilience IV will advance this agenda. We look forward to welcoming you in person in Cape Town and to continuing the conversation. We hope to make a real difference to those who are tasked with responding to adversity, not only in the Global South, but through what we learn, in the Global North as well.

General guidelines for all presentations are as follows:

  • The abstract submission deadline is November 15th, 2016: 11:59pm AST.
  • Authors will be notified by conference organizers whether the abstract is approved, declined or requires revisions for further consideration by December 15th, 2016.
  • Once an abstract has been accepted authors must confirm their attendance by registering for the conference before January 31st, 2017: 11:59pm AST.

The organizers would like to note that while we try to accommodate everyone with their first choice of presentation format this is not always possible. Wherever possible, abstract reviewers recommend other ways of including people’s work at the conference to ensure as many voices as possible get heard. For example, a presenter who requests a paper presentation may not be selected for one of the available slots but may be offered a chance to participate in a poster presentation.

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