Forum 2017
Industrialisation and Sustainable Growth

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Call for papers

People wishing to contribute papers are invited to submit their title and abstracts of up to 500 words to Baba-Tamana Gqubule at TIPS via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To be considered, abstracts should be submitted by 3 February 2017.

Between 20 and 25 papers will be selected for development of final papers, which will then be presented at the conference. Authors will be notified of the decision by mid-February 2017. Final papers are due for submission by 30 May 2017.

​Abstract submissions should include full contact details of the authors. The flight and accommodation costs of a maximum of 15 presenters will be covered by TIPS (only one presenter per paper will be covered).

The papers for the conference should focus on the following broad topics:

  • Pathways to a  sustainable economy, including sector-specific studies
  • The interplay between industrial policy, trade policy and sustainability
  • The financing of the transition (such as climate finance, incentives, fiscal policy)
  • Inclusive green growth to address poverty, unemployment and inequality
  • The water, energy, food nexus and sustainable growth
  • Measures of progress to achieve sustainable growth
  • Governance and sustainability

Papers that explore related themes and broadly consider issues of industrial development within the Southern African context will also be considered.