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■SUDI 2012 Conference Sustainability & Disability: Creating Jobs in a Green Economy

◆Date: June 12-13, 2012
  Venue: Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
  Conference Chair: Professor Raul Gouvea, UNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

  The Green Economy Initiative will create an inflection point in the global economy, leading to a new generation of green products, services, technologies and innovations. The green manufacturing, service, and agriculture economies will demand the development of new skills, resulting in the need for job and educational training. Restructuring towards the green economy will also demand a large scale redistribution of jobs across and within industries. Green jobs will be generated to deliver products, services, technologies and innovations requiring new skills and qualifications. As a result, vocational employment is also expected to increase. There is tremendous opportunity in building an inclusive, green economy to provide jobs to workers with disabilities and lift disabled people out of poverty into economic self-sufficiency. This is a key challenge pertaining to the Green Economy Initiative.
  The SUDI 2012 Conference will address inclusive strategies for disadvantaged populations to find job opportunities in the ever-changing workforce-demands of the new and emerging green economy.

◆Conference Topics

* Opportunities, challenges and barriers facing people with disabilities in the new green economy
* Educational, training, and professional needs for the green economy, how can they be tailored to disabled people
* Designing inventories of training programs and employment opportunities for disabled people in the green economy.
* Ensuring that disable people are able to benefit from the green economy: designing strategic partnerships with different segments of the society, political and business environment.
* Developing incentives, policies, and practices to increase participation of disabled people in the green economy.
* The role of government, private sector, universities, DPOs, NGOs, multilateral organizations, in creating opportunities for disabled people in a green economy.
* Designing policies to address disability issues in native communities.
* Designing green procurement strategies at the government and private sector to include firms owned by disabled professionals.
* Universal access and universal design strategies in a green economy.
* Green cities and green infrastructure: planning and addressing the needs of disabled populations.
* Poverty reduction & disability in a green economy context. Green Microfinancing and entrepreneurship
* Environmental sustainability and disability
* Disability, Poverty, and economic and social development.
* Sports and Disability

Now Accepting Abstracts | E-Mail: rauldg@unm.edu

Abstracts Due April 16, 2012
  Papers dealing with the conference topics or related areas are invited. Abstracts of no more than 350 words should be submitted as soon as possible. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 16, 2012.

Please submit the following information with your abstract:
* Abstract Title
* Author(s) and Institution(s)
* First and Last Name
* Institution/Company/Organization
* Address (City, State, Country, ZIP Code)
* Email Address
* Phone (with country and city code)

Please submit your abstract via email to rauldg@unm.edu.

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