September 26, 2023

The University of the Philippines Baguio, through its Cordillera Studies Center (CSC), will hold the 3rd International Conference on Cordillera Studies on July 8 to 10 in Baguio City.
In keeping with the objective to “leave no one behind,” the conference seeks to examine the location of indigenous peoples in the international framework of development.
The conference with the general theme, “Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Development Goals,” will provide a venue for participants to present and discuss experiences, opportunities, and challenges in the attainment of SDGs in the Cordillera and other indigenous communities elsewhere in the Philippines and the world.
In line with this, proposals for individual papers and panel discussions are now accepted until Feb. 7.
Topics should cover poverty alleviation and food security initiatives in indigenous communities; health and well-being in indigenous communities; developments in indigenous peoples’ education; and narratives of women and LGBTQ as agents of change in indigenous communities.
Other topics could include sustainable resource management in indigenous communities; inclusive employment schemes and indigenous notions of development; indigenous knowledge and economic development; reconciling notions of development; contributions of the indigenous from the diaspora; and spirituality and development.
Proponents could also submit researches that dwell on the use of science and technology in indigenous communities; environmental sustainability and resilience in indigenous communities; impact of tourism in indigenous communities; conflict resolution in indigenous communities; strategic partnerships with, among and by indigenous communities; representation of development aspirations of the indigenous in media, literature, visual arts and other cultural forms; and studying the indigenous: Research frameworks and methodologies.
The conference also aims to facilitate dialogue and critique among government agencies, non-government organizations, academic institutions, community members, and other stakeholders for the achievement of the SDGs.
Individual paper presenters must submit an abstract of not more than 300 words accompanied by a bio note of not more than 100 words and contact details. Individual presentations should not exceed 20 minutes, excluding time for questions.
Organized panels should have of three to four paper readers. Proponents must submit a panel abstract of not more than 100 words, in addition to separate proposals for each paper presentation (see requirements for individual paper proposals above). Each panel is allotted one and a half hours, inclusive of open forum.
Send proposals as e-mail attachment (MS Word format) to [email protected] on or before Feb. 7. Notification of acceptance will be issued by March 7.
For queries, interested parties may email [email protected]. – Press release