Call for Abstracts - Assessing challenges and opportunities towards effective governance of diversity in Africa


UNESCO is opening a call for abstracts in preparation of a Regional Conference on the theme: Governance of Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development and Peaceful Coexistence in Africa, to be held in Accra Ghana, from 10 to 12 October 2019.

Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 23 August 2019

This conference aims to provide a platform for knowledge production and experience sharing on the governance of diversity, notably cultural diversity, and exploring how best to improve both the existing scholarship and academic work in this area to nurture more effectively policy environment, practices and programmes for grounding peaceful and sustainable inclusive societies.

In addition, it is about identifying and sharing of existing good practices worth leveraging on, as well as appropriate review mechanism that could be useful to monitor and inspire a more systemic approach to monitor countries efforts to lay the foundations for peaceful co-existence, unity in diversity.

This Call for Abstracts is therefore open to researchers and academics, as well as practitioners, with scholarship available to support the participation of young researchers from across Africa.

Abstracts should be sent to the UNESCO Regional Abuja Office via e-mail at