Call for Papers

Perspectives on the Sustainable Development Goals in Afghanistan
As part of the mission to link academic knowledge with the real world, Department of Research and Development of Kardan University invites papers on “Perspectives on the Sustainable Development Goals in Afghanistan”. The aim is to address a constellation of normative and empirical questions concerning governance, financing, implementation, evaluation and achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Afghanistan.

Following a two-year process of negotiations and consultations, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) replaced the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. The 2030 Development Agenda is a fundamental blueprint for action for all countries, rich and poor. The list of 17 SDGs, 169 targets and more than 200 indicators serves as a wakeup call to the entire development community. At the heart for this special issue, there is the belief that, to capture the complexity of the SDGs, we need to bridge different academic disciplines, vernacular knowledge and local expertise.

In this intellectual milieu, scholars from economics, public policy, law, political science, political theory, social policy, engineering, technology and sociology are invited to submit abstracts and articles examining different aspects of SDG’s (particularly the 6 SDGs targeted by Islamic Republic of Afghanistan) but not limited to:
• Economic, social and environmental pathways to sustainability
• Legal and normative implications of SDGs
• Financing the SDGs
• The SDGs and human rights: a critical early review
• Leaving no, one behind?
• Persistent inequalities in the SDGs
• Education and SDGs
• How do organizations manage and control the implementation of SDGs?
• What types of competences and knowledge are brought into play for making SDGs operable?
• How are SDGs translated into management education and training?
• What governance mechanisms are necessary to implement SDGs within the organization?
• How can business partners, public authorities, and non-profit organizations be involved in the work with SDGs?
• How can technologies and tools influence the work with SDGs?
• What are the impacts from the implementation of SDGs?
• Women empowerment and gender equality

Submission Guidelines
• Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words and should include the main points that will be covered in the article: theories, methodology, and findings
• Papers should be between 6000 and 8000 words
• Include 4 to 7 keywords in alphabetical order
• Your submission should have full name written with affiliation
• Reference should conform to APA referencing style

Abstracts submission – September 30, 2020
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