The following criteria are set for the abstracts:
• All abstracts are between 500 – 600 words
• All abstracts should be submitted through at Asiaengage2018 Submission System
• All abstracts submitted must be in English
Abstracts submitted for a presentation clearly include the following:
• Description of problem
• Description of the engaged initiative/project and its uniqueness
• Challenges and good practices in establishing partnerships with stakeholders
• Benefits/ impact of the initiative to the community/stakeholders
• Summary of the measurable outcomes/ findings/ results of the initiative
Abstracts will be evaluated on their relevance to the 5 subthemes and multi-disciplinary areas of this conference, its relevance as contribution to the field of Engagement and its prospect of providing new insights and stimulate debate.
The review process would need your expert judgment on whether the abstract has the potential to contribute to the wider discourse on the theme of the conference. The best ones will be recommended for paper presentation while those, in your opinion, needs further data or more information may be recommended as apt for poster presentation. Those that are not relevant to the conference theme should be rejected.
Abstract Template : Download Abstract Template (.docx)
The conference aims to foster an exposition of experiences and learning in five identified sub-themes, as broadly defined here, without being exhaustive:
The community is a key stakeholder in SDG implementation. In most countries, the public has little knowledge of the SDGs and little opportunity to actively participate in its implementation. How can universities initiate, facilitate, and strengthen community engagement and participation in addressing the challenges of SDGs? How can the community actively contribute to the implementation of SDGs for their social, economic and environmental wellbeing?
As agents of change, universities and civil society organisations (including non-governmental organisations and foundations) mutually contribute to the designing, implementing and monitoring/evaluating efforts for sustainable development in the community. How can universities and civil society organisations work together and strengthen the impact of their sustainable development efforts?
Identifying joint university-industry efforts in sustainable development that are already in place can provide a powerful narrative about the impact of such engagements and a strong impetus for further action. How can universities play a role as hubs of innovation to support and host businesses that provide technologies and services for sustainable development? As SDGs skills and literacy become the growing expectation from employers, how can industries leverage on the role of universities in training future implementers of SDGs?
As entities devoted to knowledge creation and teaching for the benefit of the society, universities can play a lead role in policy development and advocacy for sustainable development. How can universities synthesise knowledge that supports the making of government policies that align with the SDGs? How can policy makers work together with universities in identifying issues, options, and solutions to sustainable development, and evaluate sustainable development policies?
Generally funded by contributions from governments with global mandates, international agencies enhance individual governments’ efforts in promoting growth and development. How can universities can work together with international agencies to promote convergence in implementing SDGs across countries in Asia and beyond? How can both universities and international agencies benefit from a richness of knowledge sharing and collaboration for sustainable development?
Participants interested in presenting their research at the conference must submit their entry online at http://www.cmu.ac.th/asiaengage2018 by 29 June 2018. Submitted abstracts must fit within one of the conference sub-themes and follow the Abstract Template attached. All abstracts will be evaluated by the committee, where outstanding abstracts will be selected for oral sessions and the remainder for poster sessions.
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4th AsiaEngage Regional Conference 2018, Chiang Mai University