International Conference and Workshops on Participatory Budgeting/Gender Responsive Budgeting Nexus: African Context and Perspectives
Call for Abstracts


Nov. 14-16, 2018
Host: School of Government & Public Administration University of Forth Hare
Venue: East London International Convention Centre Marine
(Park Complex, 22 Esplanade, Beachfront, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa).
Conference Theme: Bridging the Gap Between Gender Responsive Budgeting and Participatory Budgeting

Sponsored By:
Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration
NAPA
ASPA
Republic of South Africa Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
SAMEA, Eastern Cape

1. ABOUT THE THEME
Two government budget initiatives that have been implemented in countries around the world since the 1980s are participatory budgeting and gender responsive budgeting. Participatory budgeting focuses on involving residents in the government budgeting process, especially those who have historically been excluded from the process such as women and the indigent. Gender responsive budgeting is an effort to use the government budgeting process and tools to promote gender equality and the realization of women's rights. The theme of this conference is the nexus of gender responsive budgeting and participatory budgeting in the context of the African experience.

2. CONFERENCE SUB-THEMES
The conference is divided into 7 sub-themes that are listed below. Country-specific case studies on gender budgeting and participatory budgeting will also be encouraged.
  • Public Budgeting and Gender Nexus
  • Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Budgeting
  • Sustainable Development Goals and Participatory Budgeting
  • Gender Budgeting and Taxation
  • Gender Budgeting and Government Expenditures
  • Participatory Budgeting Outcomes
  • Gender Responsive Budgeting Outcomes

3. CONFERENCE/WORKSHOPS REGISTRATION
Registration for the conference is on line at: http://dapss.co.za/conference/index.php/home
  • Please complete the registration online.
  • Please note that delegates who wish to attend the workshops should register online
  • Conference registration fee: R3,000 per delegate (general); R1,500-00 (student with proof of student registration)
  • Workshop registration fee: R2,000 per delegate
  • Invoices for conference and workshops can be generated online or sent via email

4. GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACTS
You are invited to submit your abstracts on the conference website at http://dapss.co.za/conference/index.php/home. Alternatively Abstracts can be submitted by email to GRB@ufh.ac.za.  Full contact details and institutional affiliation of authors must be provided.
  • Format of Abstract: electronic format as MS Word document
  • An abstract in English: 250-350 words.
  • English will be the medium for presentations.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed and may be selected for presentation.
  • Notification of acceptance/non acceptance will be emailed to the author(s).
  • Failure to register by the presenting author will automatically result in the Abstract being removed from the final programme.
  • Please note that submission of an abstract entails a commitment to attend and present the paper should the abstract be accepted. If there are any change of plans, kindly inform the organisers.

5.1. CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF CONTRIBUTIONS
The selection of contributions will be done according to the following criteria:
  • Relevance to the conference theme
  • Clarity of purpose and method
  • Significance, originality or potential usefulness of the content of the proposal
  • Compliance with language and technical requirements
6. IMPORTANT DATES
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 31st July 2018
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 16th August 2018
  • Deadline for full paper Submission : 15th October 2018
  • Closing date for registration and attendance: 15th October 2018