Found here are the abstracts/drafts of the Studies to be Presented at the Panel Discussions and Workshops at the conference. Please give proper acknowledgement if intending to use for whatever purposes. Also, please note that this is an incomplete list and the papers are unedited versions, which will be further improved and published in a book after the conference. This list will also be updated as panelists and participants share their materials.
I. Economic Justice
Economic Justice aims to develop economies that enable dignified lives, accommodate for needs and facilitate capabilities, employment and livelihoods available to all, and is not based on exploitation of people or natural resources or environmental destruction. Panel speakers will present country-level researches and experiences on specific themes related to economic justice.
- Traditional Fishing for Food Sovereignty in Sindhudurg (Vikas Adhyayan Kendra)
- Exploring Elements of a Global Development Agenda for International Trade and Investment (Third World Network)
II. Social Justice
Social Justice as a foundational shift of Development Justice aims to eliminate all forms of discrimination, marginalization, exclusion that pervade our communities.Also, a human rights and developmental approach to security requires that we deal the sources of persistent threats of social inequality,gender, imperialism and race. Panelists will expound on the need for social justice in the new development agenda through sharing country-level researches on food and nutrition, women’s rights, migrant worker’s rights, and peace and security.
- Migration in the Post-2015 Agenda (Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants, International Migrants Alliance)
- Nutrition and Social Justice in Bangladesh (UBINIG)
- Women and Post-2015 Agenda in Kyrgyzstan (Rural Women’s NGO ALGA)
- Peace and Security and the New Development Agenda (Arab NGO Network for Development)
- Indigenous Peoples’ Self-Determined and Sustainable Development and the ODA Funded Government Poverty Alleviation Program(Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera)
III. Environmental Justice
Environmental Justice recognizes the historical responsibility of countries and elites within countries whose production, consumption and extraction patterns have led to human rights violations, global warming and environmental disasters and compels them to alleviate and compensate those with the least culpability but who suffer the most: farmers, fishers, women and marginalized groups of the global south. Panelists will share researches on environmental struggles and the people’s demands for justice at country level.
- The role of NGOs in the implementation of policies and program in response to climate change impacts in the Mekong Delta (Center for Sustainable Rural Development)
- Filipino People’s Struggles for Environmental Justice (Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines)
- Public participation in ensuring sustainability of mining sector (Center for Human Rights and Democracy)
IV. Redistributive Justice
Redistributive Justice aims to redistribute resources, wealth, power and opportunities to all human beings equitably. The new development agenda must dismantle existing systems that channel resources and wealth from developing countries to wealthy countries, also taking into consideration historical obligations of developed countries to developing countries. Panelists will share on finance, land reform, and water resources in relation to redistributive justice.
V. Accountability to Peoples
Accountability to Peoples is needed to realize and protect peoples’ demands for democratic and just governments. Transparency, and governance that enables people to make informed decisions over their own lives, communities and futures are prerequisites to realize a just development agenda. Panelists will share country-level researches on government and corporate accountability and people’s participation in accountability mechanisms and decision-making.
- Women’s organizations role in creating and advancing a new development agenda and sustainable development goals at country level: Kyrgyzstan (Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan)
- India’s National Response to Climate Change and People’s Participation ( Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society )
- Mining in Morobe, Papua New Guinea – Impacts, Assurance and Self-determination (Minerals Policy Institute)