Call for Abstracts 2023


Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited from academics, postgraduate students, policy-makers and practitioners!
Submissions should be sent to by the
Final deadline: 12 noon Friday 22nd September.

We invite papers and posters dealing with all fields and aspects of development for the conference. The DSAI Annual Conference 2023 will interrogate the promises and premises of technology and innovation in contexts of development. In additional keynote talks and panel discussions, thematic breakout sessions will be led by the DSAI Study Groups:  Adaptive Programming; Business and Development; Civil Society; Climate and Development; Education; Gender; Humanitarian Action; ICT4D and Nutrition and Health. It is also possible to submit papers under the General Development theme.

Conference theme: 

See full details of the conference theme 'Territories of Technology, Innovation and Development - Interrogating the Promises and Premises of Technology and Innovation in the Contexts of Development' on the DSAI website here.

All abstracts must be submitted electronically as a file attachment to by 12 noon Friday 22nd  September 2023. 


The word file attachment should include the following:

  • The Abstract Title
  • Four to Six keywords
  • The name of the DSAI study group most relevant to your presentation
  • Full Titles, names, and affiliations of the author(s)
  • The Primary email address for all correspondence.
  • The abstract itself in 200-300 words
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