Online 14th International Conference on Sustainable Development Toronto, Canada October 06, 07, 2020 Conference Location Toronto, Ontario CANADA Important Dates Last Day to submit Abstract / Paper / Presentation - September 15, 2020 Last date to register - September 30, 2020 Note: Abstracts/Papers, acceptances issued on a rolling basis until September 15, 2020. Please submit your Abstract/Paper as early as possible Major Themes The International Conference on Sustainable Development consists of following themes. 1. Development, 2. Economics, 3. Environment and Natural Resources, 4. Food and Agriculture, 5. Governance, 6. Health, 7. Information and communication, 8. Science and technology, 9. Social policy. 10. Gender equality
Abstracts of the accepted papers (Click here) Conference Program (Click here) Registered Delegates and Papers No. of papers received: 178 No. of papers selected and Registered: 29 As of October 03, 2020, 4:00 PM EST 01. The sustainability of the football industry: An approach to the space between the theoretical formulation and the practical application, through the results of the Fair Play Social project Roberto Fernández Villarino Lawyer, CSR consultant Associated Professor of Labor Law , Public and Private Law Department University of Huelva, Spain. 02. India’s Journey towards Sustainable Development Goals: A Long Way Ahead Bhumika Sharma Himachal Pradesh University, Himachal Pradesh, India. 03. The possibilities of 21st century skills 2.0 using systems thinking for new pedagogy Masahiro Arimoto 1, Kohei Nishizuka 2 1,2 Tohoku University, Japan. 04. Socioeconomic characteristics of the hiker in a mountain environment in a Spanish region: The case of Valencia Antonio Vidal Matzanke 1, Laura Gisbert-Enrique 2, Pablo Vidal-González 3 1,2,3 Doctoral School. Catholic University of Valencia, Spain. 05. Environmental Human Rights: A New Approach to Sustainable Development Pankaja T.C. R. L. Law College, Davangere, Karnataka, India. 06. The Need to Investigate the Effectiveness of Strategies for Retaining Female Professionals in the Construction Industry Nondumiso Sangweni 1, Obinna Ozumba 2 1,2 University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. 07. The Interface between Food Security and Global Trade Rules: A Response to COVID-19 Health Crisis Bashar Malkawi College of Law, University of Sharjah, UAE. 08. Climate Change as A Key Contributor to Migrant Crisis: A Case Study of Developmental & Environmental Challenges to Kiribati People Nabil Iqbal 1, Syeda Mehar Ejaz 2, Mohd. Altmash 3 1,2,3 Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. 09. A Study on Role of Talent Management With Respect To Employee Retention for Sustainable Development in IT Industry Shruthi. D 1, J. K. Raju 2 1,2 Institute of Management Studies, Davangere University, Davangere, Karnataka State, India. 10. A Policy Analysis of the Role and Application of the Panchayati Raj System, an Indian Sociocratic Dispute Resolution Model, and its Sustainable Utilization in Developing Nations to Enhance the Access to Justice under SDG-16 AbhisekhRodricks 1, Purnima Sharma 2 1 Amity Law School, Amity University Kolkata, Kolkata-700156, India 2 Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla, Ghandal District Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. 11. Sustainable Empowerment of Women and Mortality Statistics in India: Impact on Women’s Health and Analysis Dr. Venkatesh G H. K. E. Society’s, A. V. Patil Arts, Science and Commerce College, Aland, District Kalaburagi, Karnataka State, India. 12. Effect of Work Environment on Occupational, Safety and Health among the Police Officers in Nairobi City County, Kenya Solomon Chepsongol Kelwon 1; Susan Were 2 1,2 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya P.O. Box 62000-00200 Nairobi, Kenya. 13. Indian companies promoting resilience through ESG performance”-A study of GRI-Sustainability Reporting Standards Aravind 1, R. Shashidhar 2 Institute of Management Studies,Shivagangothri Davangere University Davanagere. Karnataka state, India. 14. Economics of Disaster Resilient Community Housing: Case of Cyclones in India Sumedha Dua1, Chaitali Basu 2, Virendra K Paul 3, Abhijit Rastogi 4, P.S.N. Rao 5 1,2,3,4 Department of Building Engineering and Management, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India. 5 Housing, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India. 15. Rural Development in India: Social Entrepreneurs and Working of Micro Finance Institutions V. Rama Krishna 1, Hanumantharaju 2 1 Department of Studies and Research in Political Science, Tumkur University, Tumakur-572103, India 2 Government First Grade College, Nelamangala, Bangalore Rural District. India. 16. Pre and Present Scenario of Sectoral Indices due to outbreak of novel Coronavirus: Evidences from BSE India Hemanth Kumar K P 1, Shashidhar. R. 2, P. Paramashivaiah 3 1,2 Institute of Management Studies, Shivagangothri Davangere University, India. 3 Department. of Studies & Research in Commerce & Management Studies, Tumkur University, India. 17. Restructuring of MSMEs through IPR in Post COVID-19 Era-in Teachers Perspective Sowmya D N 1, P Paramashivaiah 2 1 Department of Commerce and Management Seshadripuram Academy of Business Studies, Kengeri Satellite Town, Bengaluru-60, India. 2 Department of Studies and Research in Commerce, Tumkur University, India. 18. Education and Standard of Living in Karnataka: An Overview Neelakanta N.T. 1 Sanjeevmurthy.H 2, Mohankumar G.S.3 1 Department of Studies and Research in Economics, Tumkur University, India. 2 Department of Economics, GFGC-Kunigal, Tumkur University, India. 3 Grishma Public School, Honnudike Handpost, Tumkur, India. 19. Weaker Section’s Social Transformation: Exclusion and Inclusive Social Justice in India Kumara P B Government First Grade College, Hirisave, Channarayapatna Tq. Hassan Dist. Karnataka, India 20. Importance of Big Data and Data Analytics in E- Commerce in India Nithya S. M. 1 Kusuma M 2 V. Murugaiah 3 1,2,3 Institute of Management Studies, Davangere University, Tholahunase, India. 21. Impact of Covid-19 On Food and Agriculture Somashekhar C.L. 1, Basavaraja Gurappa 2 1,2 DOS in Public Administration, University of Mysore Manasagangotri, Mysuru-06, India. 22. The Role of National Food Security Act-2013 - Turning India to No Man Hungry Anand A. 1 Basavaraja G. 2 1.2 DO&SR in Political Science, Tumkur University, Tumakuru, India. 23. Smart Convergence for Smart City Mission towards Sustainable Development” A study with Special Reference to Karnataka State Amulya R H. 1, J K Raju 2 1,2 Institute of Management Studies, Davangere University, Davangere, Davangere Dist. India. 24. Managing Stress with Yoga During COVID 19 Crises Sukanya Pathak Gauhati University, Boragaon, India. 25. Decentralized Institutions role in the success of the National Rural Health Mission: An Evaluation and Economic Development Jagadeesh Naduvinamath Government First Grade College, Magadi, Ramanagara, India. 26. Sustainable development Goals in India – An Interrelationship Study Shreeshaila P Vijayapur 1, Shashidhar. R.2 1,2 Institute of Management Studies, Shivagangothri, Davangere University, India. 27. Economic Empowerment of Women: Self Help Groups Analysis towards the Sustainable Development Umesha M R Department of Commerce and Management, Government First Grade College. Kunigal, India. 28. Social Networking and Access to Jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Inquiry into the ‘Ima Mmadu’ Theorem* Anthony Anyii Akamobi Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu university (Formerly, Anambra State University), Nigeria. 29. Sustainable Development Practice - Development of Predictive model to forecast the Generation of Municipal Solid Waste in Davangere (Smart City), Karnataka J K Raju 1, Vijay K S 2 1,2 Institute of Management Studies, Davangere University, India. Highway to the North: Cree Narratives of Homelessness - Photo from the film Special Session On October 07, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:05 PM EST (Canada and US). Reconciliation and decolonization in Canada: Housing and Homelessness Synopsis This panel looks at Reconciliation between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people within the context of homelessness. Many Indigenous people comprise the largest subgroup of people living with homelessness in many Canadian towns and cities. The lack of decent housing for urban Indigenous people and people living on First Nations points to the need to examine the relevance of reconciliation to resolving housing and homelessness for Indigenous people.Canada must address the needs of its Indigenous people, who constitute 5% of its population, within the context of sustainable development. Reconciliation seeks to restore friendly relations or the make the views of the dominant white culture compatible with that of the Indigenous culture. Decolonization seeks to deconstruct the dominant colonial ideologies and approaches, to dismantle the structures that perpetuate unbalanced dynamics of power between Indigenous and Western thought. Indigenous homelessness is very prevalent and visible in urban settings. Urban centres such as Timmins, Sudbury, and Toronto (Ontario), Canada all have high rates of homelessness amongst indigenous groups. Indigenous people find themselves challenged in meeting their housing needs by racism, stereotyping, and discrimination and other forms of social exclusion. This panel looks at how various aspects of reconciliation and decolonization can be brought into play in order to understand Indigenous homelessness and how it can be alleviated. Panelists Dr. Carol Kauppi, Director, Centre for Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP); Professor, School of Social Work; Laurentian University, Canada Dr. Kevin Fitzmaurice, Associate Professor, Department of Indigenous Studies, University of Sudbury, Canada Dr. Michael Hankard, Associate Professor, Department of Indigenous Studies, University of Sudbury, Canada Dr. Henri Pallrd, Director, International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), Professor, Department of Law and Justice, Laurentian University, Canada Moderator: Rebecca Elphick (Ph.D. candidate) Laurentian University, Canada. Dr. Carol Kauppi, Ph.D. Dr. Carol Kauppi is the Director of the Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy and a professor in the School of Social Work at Laurentian University. Carol has been working in the area of homelessness and housing for 20 years. In 2017, she received the Partnership Award (an Impact Award) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This award recognizes outstanding achievements involving a partnership approach to research. Carol was also the 2011 recipient of the Laurentian University Research Excellence Award. Abstract Uncovering the Invisible Crisis of Indigenous Homelessness in Canada Many Indigenous scholars, researchers and activists have expressed concerns about the underestimation of homelessness among Indigenous people. Others have raised concern that high rates of Indigenous homelessness constitute a crisis in Canada given their overrepresentation in statistics on homelessness. This presentation describes the extent of homelessness for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in northeastern Ontario and shows that the rates of Indigenous homelessness are much higher than their proportions in the general population. A challenge for researchers is that the dominant method used to enumerate homelessness—Point-in-Time or PiT counts—underestimate the number of people living with homelessness. Substantial numbers of homeless people are under-represented or largely absent in current data about homelessness. Moreover, many people living with homelessness are invisible in the sense that their status as homeless people is not recognized as a form of homelessness. It is important to understand the various forms of homelessness, to recognize the methods required to include various subgroups of this population in enumeration studies and to utilize sound methods to guide research and policy-making. This presentation describes “Period Prevalence Counts” (PPC) used to study homelessness in rural and northern Ontario and compares results from the PPC and PiT methods. Analysis shows that the PiT method identified only 10 to 30 percent of the number of people in the PPC studies. This presentation contrasts the results for Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants and sheds light on the magnitude of Indigenous homelessness when using the PiT and PPC methods. These results can inform discussions about the appropriate methods of enumerating homelessness and the implications for moving forward with reconciliation. Dr. Henri Pallard, Ph.D. Director, International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), Professor, Department of Law and Justice, Laurentian University, Canada Abstract Mobility and Migration from the James Bay This paper explores the socio-structural dimensions of exclusion (such as exclusion from housing, education and employment) linked to homelessness experienced by Cree migrants from the James Bay in northern Ontario who were living in urban centres in northeastern Ontario. While their movement to urban centres is often viewed as aproduct of choice, an exploration of the social forces underlying out-migration revealsprocesses of displacement characterized by the loss of familiar physical and social environments: loss of material possessions, safety, relationships, access to traditional lands and valued lifestyles. The current paper explores the mobility and migration patterns of 128 Cree people from James Bay coastal communities and lowlands to urban centres(Moosonee, Cochrane, Timmins, Hearst, North Bay and Sudbury) situated along common migration pathways. They experienced homelessness in one of these towns or cities where they participated in a survey. In addition to exploring the characteristics, circumstances and factors linked to migration of Cree people, the paper endeavours to describe their life circumstances, their struggles and challenges associated with socio-structural exclusion and marginalization following their displacement or migration from their home communities on the James Bay. Dr. Kevin Fitzmaurice, Ph.D. Dr. Kevin Fitzmaurice is an Associate Professor with Indigenous Studies at the University of Sudbury, Laurentian University where he specializes in Indigenous-Settler political relations, Urban Indigenous Studies, and Indigenous Critical Theory. He is presently a Regional Co-Director for the SSHRC ‘Urban Abori¬ginal Knowledge Network’ national research, a North Eastern Ontario Lead with the National Centre for the Collaboration on Indigenous Education, and a Co-Investigator on Indigenous homelessness and the urban Native housing program in Ontario with the Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy at Laurentian University. As well, he was a Research Associate for the 2011 Toronto Aboriginal Research Project (TARP) and the 2007 Ontario Urban Aboriginal Task Force (UATF). Abstract Unwinding Colonialism towards Indigenous Housing rights in Canadian Cities The overrepresentation of Indigenous people experiencing poverty and homelessness in cities across Canada can be understood as the systemic practice of colonial policy and law at all three levels of the Canadian government. With a view to first specifically identifying these challenges within the context of urban Indigenous housing providers in Canada, this paper suggests a long-range strategy out of what has becomea well-worn pattern of the systemic exclusion of Indigenous people and towards a decolonized, Indigenous rights-based relationship. Dr. Mike Hankard, Ph.D. Dr. Mike Hankard, Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, University of Sudbury, Canada. Abstract Explicating Indigenous Homelessness: How Can You Have ‘Reconciliation’ When You Don’t Have a Home” Indigenous homelessness is socially located within the broader context of north American colonization and Canadian government assimilation policies within Indigenous communities. The everyday life of Indigenous people is socially organized through a range of institutional policies, laws and regulations. These create a web of entanglement that forces those seeking to live within and comply with artificially created values, beliefs and ways of living—not to mention often living in or being displaced to ‘foreign’ territories. These organizers, treaties, international agreements, the Indian Act, the reserve system and other forced modes of assimilation, function to create a baseline of life that not only supports homelessness as a life journey, but also provides the underlying foundation for it. My presentation makes visible aspects of the broader context within which Indigenous homelessness exists and organizers that helped to shape its growth and continuation. The roots of these organizers, thediscovery doctrine and notion of terra nullis, guide settler control and appropriation of land; supporting the assertion that they are legally justified in assuming full ownership of ‘discovered’ lands. Artificial boundaries between and within traditional First Nations lands was justified through the enactment of laws and policies. Eurocentric views of First Nations as inferior predominated. Traditional Indigenous ways of living on the land were viewed with suspicion. The government required Indigenous people to change traditional nomadic lifestyles and adopt a sedentary way of life. Following treaty-making, houses and communities were designed and constructed to reinforce individualism and Western notions of the social world. If you require more information, please contact our office. Conference Secretariat Ontario International Development Agency 2581 River Mist Road Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 6G1 Canada. Tel: + 1 613 612 7615 e-mail: website: