Working Groups

Call for abstracts is open from 20 November to 11 December, 2023.

We are excited to invite you to submit paper proposals to the working groups in Development Days 2024 Conference. The conference will be held hybrid in Helsinki and online 15–16 February 2024.

Paper abstracts should be sent directly to the working group conveners. Instructions and contact details can be found on the working group pages.


Working Group 1: Crisis and futures of ‘civil society’ in development

Judith Kahamba, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Jyväskylä
Tiina Kontinen, Associate Professor, University of Jyväskylä
Eija Ranta, Academy of Finland Research Fellow, University of Helsinki

Working Group 2: Development towards an unequal future? Rethinking development for a fair future

Young Scholars Initiative (YSI)

Working Group 3: Ecological Restoration Through Tree Planting in the Global South: A Means of Achieving Climate Justice or Greening Extractivism?

Maria Ehrnström-Fuentes, Hanken School of Economics, Management and Organization
Markus Kröger, University of Helsinki, Global Development Studies
Ossi Ollinaho, University of Helsinki, Global Development Studies
Sophia Hagolani-Albov, University of Helsinki, Global Development Studies

Working Group 4: Challenges of Women in Developing Frontier Regions

Diana Figueroa, Free University Berlin

Working Group 5: Reflections on views of global responsibility—Finding tools to bridging divides

Meeri Tiensuu, PhD researcher, Tampere University
Inka Havanto, Specialist for International Cooperation and Global Citizenship Education, YMCA Finland

Working Group 6: Political imagination of development

Eeva Mäkinen, University of Lapland

Working Group 7: Green transition — pathway for equal and just planetary futures?

Ilona Steiler & Marjaana Jauhola, Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI), University of Tampere

Working Group 8: Students Against Cuts activist forum

The Student Association of Global Development Studies (Keho ry)

Working Group 9: Master’s Workshop: Thesis Writing about Development