Monday, October 04, 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS: South-South Cooperation, India, Africa and Food Security: Between the Summits
Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, 10- 11 January, 2011
While analyzing the current scenario prospects of closer interactions and related challenges too need to be looked at. How can we strengthen genuine attempts to promote South-South Cooperation and avoid neo-colonial manoeuvres for exploiting African resources for India’s own benefits? How can we strengthen a new and different cooperation model for South-South cooperation and avoid repeating the same mistakes of traditional cooperation?
The interregnum period between the 2008 India-Africa Summit and forthcoming 2011 Summit provides us with an opportunity to deliberate on all these issues.
Within this broad remit we expect papers that will explore key areas related to Indian engagement in African agricultural and related sectors. The themes include:
- Indian private companies (case studies)
- Exim Bank’s engagement
- Indian public sector engagement
- Food security, democracy and good governance
- Role of civil society and media
- Role of regional organizations
- Food security and gender
- Food security and conflict
- Importing Green Revolution
- Bio-fuels and Food security
- Need for a legal framework
- Capacity building and technology transfer
- India-Africa South-South Cooperation framework
The conference will be of an interdisciplinary nature. Empirical case studies are particularly welcome.
Abstracts of about 500 words and a CV of two pages with contact details should be sent as a single word file to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: October 15, 2010