International DIDR conference, University of Oxford

Deadline: 31 October 2012
Open to: all intersted worldwide
Venue: 22-23 March, University of Oxford
Fee:  £75-150, Limited number of concessions and fee waivers are available for participants from non-governmental organisations and/or eligible countries


International Conference on Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Bridging Research and Practice, Filling the Knowledge Gaps aims to revive the discussions on DIDR and to facilitate critical engagement with the current impasse. It will facilitate cross-communication between different stakeholders, disciplines and perspectives; and will seek to bridge research and practice with a view to fill the knowledge gaps and move the DIDR studies forward.

The conference invites papers that will contribute to reviving the discussions on development-induced displacement and resettlement. In view of the conference theme, “bridging research and practice, filling the knowledge gaps”, papers facilitating cross-communications between different stakeholders, disciplines and perspectives are very much welcome. As a forum for critical reflections on the current practice and policies, the conference encourages presenters to engage in discussions on the least studied aspects and unanswered questions of DIDR. How much is enough to compensate an oustee for example, or what is a successful resettlement? How do we define the affected populations in the urban? How can we “re”settle mobile populations that are not settled in the first place? Should the affected people have the right to veto the projects?


All interested who will submit a paper which will  fall unto one or more of the following categories:

– Conceptual and ethical discussions

– Policy and practice

– Diverse emphases

– Different contexts

Conference fee

Online conference registration will open in November 2012. The registration fees are as below:

Regular registration fee:  £150
Student/concession registration fee: £75
Optional dinner on the 22nd March 2013: £25

Limited number of concessions and fee waivers are available for participants from non-governmental organisations and/or eligible countries(All countries other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.). Students are also eligible to apply for fee waivers. Fee waiver receivers will be required to pay a registration fee of £25.  In order to apply, please send a brief e-mail stating your interest in the conference to Deadline for fee waiver and concession applications is 31st October 2012.


You can download the abstract submission form here. When the web page opens, click on the “file” tab on the left corner and choose the “download” option. If you encounter any problems with downloading, please inform us at

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