Call for abstracts and workshops – Qualitative Evidence Symposium 2019

What can we learn across sectors and settings about using qualitative evidence to humanise decision making and inform policies for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? We invite researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders from across the world to submit abstracts and workshops for the first Symposium on using qualitative evidence to inform decisions in the SDG era, to be held from 9 to 11 October 2019 in Brasilia.

We welcome abstract submissions from all sectors and that address or discuss innovative ways of using qualitative evidence to broaden and humanise decision making processes to achieve the SDGs. We also invite submissions that explore the tools and methods needed to support the use of qualitative evidence in policy and practice; and that focus on ways of strengthening capacity within and across sectors to produce and use qualitative evidence.

We invite you to also submit workshop proposals that showcase novel methods and approaches as well as workshops that are aim to strengthen the capacity of people new to this area of work. Workshops that debate project findings or key models and concepts are also welcome. Innovative, participatory workshop formats are encouraged.

Please submit your abstracts and workshops through the Symposium website:

Submissions should be written in English, and the deadline for abstract and workshop submissions is 23.59 UTC, 30 April 2019. Travel stipends will be available for participants from LMICs who have an abstract or workshop accepted for the Symposium.