Sustainable Development Efforts in Times of Crises
9th ICSD Asia Pacific Biannual Conference

ICSD AP Branch & School of Global Studies,

Thammasat University, Thailand

On November 29 - December 1, 2022 (Tuesday - Thursday)



COVID-19 is an unprecedent health crises the humanity faced. It had an unprecedented economic and social impact on the lives of people globally. In Asia alone, the crises resulted in 1.43 million reported deaths[1], an approximate 6.0 – 9.5 percent loss in GDP in 2020 and about 3.6 – 6.3 percent decline in regional economy in 2021[2]. This contraction in economy has resulted in a loss of over 9.3 million jobs and 4.7 million people have been pushed to poverty[3]. Post pandemic world and road to recovery is also facing a rocky path due to the impact of Russia and Ukraine war and subsequent hike in fuel prices. The turbulences and climate change has exacerbated the challenge of achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Recent reports demonstrate that economies in the Asia Pacific are lagging behind in achieving a range of sustainable development goals and building inclusive societies, with the current rate of change, none of the SDGs will be achieved[4].

     Little progress has been made towards ending hunger (Goal 2), quality education (Goal 4), supporting industry, innovation, and infrastructure (Goal 9), reducing inequalities (Goal 10), building sustainable cities and communities (Goal 11), protecting life below water (Goal 14) and life on land (Goal 15), or towards supporting peace, justice and strong institutions (Goal 16). For two Goals, the situation has deteriorated. Negative trends have been registered when it comes to  supporting responsible consumption and production (Goal 12) and combating climate change (Goal 13). The disparity between progress in these domains and an improvement need on “Inclusion” suggests that infrastructure and technological advancements are not driven from the grassroots in an inclusive manner. Apart from the Inclusion goal, there is a large number of SDGs which Asia Pacific economies are not on track to achieve or they are regressing. Therefore, it is evident that current efforts to achieve the SDGs and create inclusive communities are inadequate. The status quo is untenable and innovative approaches to accelerate the achievement of sustainable development goals are necessary.

     The Ninth ICSD Asia Pacific Biennial conference provides an opportunity to  researchers, practitioners and policy makers to reflect on the role of stakeholders of development like community-based organizations, nongovernment organizations, private sector, and the government in navigating through the turbulent times Asian societies are facing. While the focus of this conference is on Asia, these problems are shared by economies beyond Asia. Hence, we invite researchers from across the globe to present their research. The hosts invite researchers – both seasoned and early career including graduate students and practitioners to submit the paper to showcase their research in different themes. We are very keen to see a wide range of papers that encompass applied research, practice research, and theoretical advances and innovative explorations in all aspects of this field.


ICSD Asia Pacific Biennial Conference Abstract Booklet 2022

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  1. Policy and Program Responses to Crises
  2. Social Justice for All
  3. Inequality and Poverty Eradication
  4. Conflict Avoidance and Peace Settlements
  5. Digitalization and Social Development
  6. Social Innovation, Grassroots Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
  7. Sustainable Development in Action
  8. Natural Resource Management & Climate Change Adaptation
  9. Health Security & Promotion
  10. Role of CSOs, Community in Turbulent Times
  11. Higher Education and Sustainability

Conference Details

● Deadline for Abstract submission for Conference/Panel:  August 1, – October 14, 2022

● Notification of acceptance/rejection to authors:  October 17, 2022

● Deadline for conference registration:  November 15, 2022

● Deadline for final submission of papers:  November 14, 2022

● Conference Dates: November 29 – December 1, 2022 at Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus, Pathum Thani, Thailand (close to Asian Institute of Technology – AIT)

● The registration fee will be US$ 250 for participants from developed countries, US$ 200 for developing countries participants, and student registration is US$ 100.

● The fee will include conference materials, transportation for field visit, 4 coffee/tea breaks, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner.

● Early bird payment rate (before November 10, 2022) will get 10% discount.

  1. Paper selection & presentation (papers/articles to be presented in the conference
    must be screened by the international academic committee. The selected ones
    will be presented in suitable sessions during the first two days of conference)
  2. There will be 2 invited keynote speakers, one local and one international
  3. One or two panels might be organized if outstanding papers/articles are available
  4. There shall be one special panel during reception dinner
  5. One day field trip to different sites of highly interesting best practice cases
  6. Selected qualified papers will be considered for publishing in International
    Journal of Community and Social Development and an edited volume.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

08.30 – 09.30 Registration [Floor 1]

09.30 – 10.30 Opening Ceremony & speech [Global Citizen Hall, 2 nd floor]                                          

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break [Common Space 2 nd floor]

11.00 – 12.30 Parallel Session A [4 th floor]

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch [Common Space 1 st floor]

13.30 – 15.00 Parallel Session B [4 th floor]

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break [Common Space 4 th floor]

15.30 – 17.00 Parallel Session C [4 th floor]

17.30 – 20.00 Welcome Reception & Dinner Talk [Ground floor]


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

08.30 – 09.00 Registration [Floor 1]

09.00 – 10.30 Parallel Session D [4 th Floor]

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break [Common Space, 4 th floor]

11.00 – 12.30 Parallel Session E [4 th Floor]

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch [Common Space, 4 th floor]

13.30 – 15.00 Parallel Session F [4 th floor]

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break [Common Space, 4 th floor]

15.30 – 17.00 Closing Speech & declaration from the conference [Global Citizen Hall, 2nd floor]


Thursday, December 1, 2022

09.00 Departure to 3 field study sites [Floor 1]

09.00 – 14.00 Field Trip  

Route A – to National Health Security Office (NHSO)
Route B – to project site supported by THPF
Route C – to project site supported by CODI

* Lunch is served at the study sites
15.00 Return to Thammasat university

Conference Registration (Deadline: 15 November, 2020)
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ICSDAP Field Trip Itinerary


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ICSDAP Venue Profiles

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9th ICSDAP Academic and Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Manohar Pawar

Charles Sturt University, Australia

Prof. Dr. Asok Kumar Sarkar

Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, India

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Yolanda Germia Ealdama

University of the Philippines, Philippines

Dr. Raj Yadav

University of Sunshine Coast, Australia

Asst. Prof. Dr. Jitti Mongkolchaiaranya

Thammasat University, Thailand

Asst. Prof. Dr. Prapaporn T. Mongkhonvanit

Thammasat University, Thailand

Dr. Dipendra KC

Thammasat University, Thailand

Prof. Dr. Profulla C. Sarker

Royal University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Prachanda Pradhan

FMIST, Nepal

Dr. Nurhadi Susanto

Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Dr. Marissa Kaloga

University of Otago, New Zealand

Dr. Suzanna Eddyono

Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

The Local Management Committee











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Director, CEIS, School of Global Studies)

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