Individuals interested in presenting at the conference are requested to submit an initial 800 to 1,500 word abstract. Final paper should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words. Submission of an abstract implies also a willingness to review up to four other abstracts. A technical committee will decide on paper acceptance based on the following criteria:
- Innovative nature
- Policy relevance
- Contribution to the literature and body of knowledge more in general
- Quality of methodology and analytical rigor
- Links to capacity building
The deadline for submission of abstracts has closed. The outcome of the selection will be communicated by December 15, 2012. Individuals that have been selected to present will be required to submit the final version of their paper with a 200 words summary by March 1, 2013. Submission information will be communicated to authors of selected abstracts.
Upon request, conference organizers will be able to provide a letter of attestation to presenters in an effort to allow them to seek funding from other sources. Depending on the availability of funds, a limited number of travel grants may be available to enable presenters to participate at the conference. Final selection of presenters requiring financial support to participate at the conference will be conditional on secured funding. Please indicate in your application whether your participation is conditional on such funding. Note that there is no guarantee of funding becoming available.