The Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) at Hiroshima University and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will jointly host the NERPS Conference 2023 – the second edition of the Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability in the Context of Global Change – from February 28 to March 3, 2023 in Thailand.
Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana – Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Dr. Suwit Khunkitti – Vice Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Asian Institute of Technology and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education of Thailand
“Bridging Peace and Sustainability amidst Global Transformations”
Following the success of the first Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability (HICPS 2022), the NERPS Conference 2023 is a platform to facilitate continued inter- and trans-disciplinary research and policy conversations among students, researchers, and practitioners working on issues related to peace, sustainability, or their nexus. The conceptual and empirical linkages between peace and sustainability are widely recognized in academic and policy circles. The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development confirms this recognition. However, much of the initiatives on peace and sustainability operate in silos, undermining the positive and mutually-reinforcing relationship between them. An enhanced integration of peace and sustainability component is imperative for addressing complex challenges that come with global transformations that are manifested environmentally, socially, politically, and economically across levels. It is, therefore, crucial to identify the pathways that enhance the peace-promoting potential of sustainability and the sustainability-promoting potential of peace. The theme of this conference will focus on various pathways that bridge peace promotion and sustainable development. At the time of submission, authors will be required to choose one of the three main topics (i.e., peace, sustainability, or their nexus) and one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) most relevant to their abstracts.