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Calls for Papers: Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2015 (New extended deadline: 31 March 2015)

Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2015: Facilitating Innovation
Deadline to submit proposals: 31 March 2015

The Humanitarian Innovation Project is delighted to announce the 2015 Humanitarian Innovation Conference, in partnership with the World Humanitarian Summit. Hosted in Oxford on 17 and 18 July 2015, the theme of this year’s conference is ‘facilitating innovation’. As interest and dialogue around humanitarian innovation continues to expand, conference participants are invited to explore the challenges of creating an enabling environment for humanitarian innovation.

[Please note: The deadline to submit proposals was previously 20 February. In light of the recently-formed partnership with the World Humanitarian Summit, it has now been extended to 31 March 2015.]

In the lead up to the World Humanitarian Summit, a key focus of the conference will explore how we enable innovation by and for affected communities. What does it mean to take a human-centred approach seriously, and to engage in co-creation with affected populations? It will also seek to examine what facilitation means across the wider humanitarian ecosystem, and how we can better convene the collective talents of people within and across traditional and non-traditional humanitarian actors.

We are accepting submissions for individual presentations or proposals for full panel sessions. Authors are invited to submit an abstract for individual paper proposals or a brief outline for panel proposals or alternative sessions. These should include the title of the paper and an abstract of up to 250 words. Panel proposals should include the title of the panel, an abstract for the panel theme, and details of all the authors and papers to be included. We welcome presentations from academics, policymakers and practitioners.

For more details, see our full call for papers: http://www.oxhip.org/wp-content/uploads/HIP2015-Full-CallforPapers-Final_WHS_MarchDeadline.pdf

Please submit a title and a brief abstract for your presentation to hiproject@qeh.ox.ac.uk.