“Sustainable Development Goals and Socioeconomic Change:
Learning and Practice Opportunities”
21-22 April, 2022
Venue : SCMS Seminar Hall
The SCMS Cochin School of Business has been conducting the Social Science Research Colloquium since 2019. We focus on the emerging trends in Management Practices. In its fourth edition given the pandemic persistence, SSRC 2022 proposes to focus on the concept of Sustainable Development Goals revisiting the Agenda 2030 ‘People, Planet and Prosperity’.
The Sustainable Development Goals is initiated as a means to achieve universal development in a unique format. Comprehensive and sustainable development focusing on social, economic and environmental aspects of life and living is what is envisioned. The proposed Social Science Research Colloquium 2022(SSRC 2022) is being organized by SCMS Cochin School of Business in collaboration with Kochi Municipal Corporation on 21 and 22nd of April, 2022.
The colloquium plans to focus on four of the seventeen SDGs proposed by UN. They are Good Health and Wellbeing (Goal 3), Quality Education (Goal 4), Industry Innovation and Infrastructure (Goal 9) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (Goal 11). The proposed target audience include, however are not restricted to policymakers, participants from the academia, international organisations, civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders. Special consideration will be given to researchers in the field of Management and other Social Science domains. The experience they garner from this event will help them in developing ideas regarding inserting new contents and relevant interdisciplinary angles and learning methods to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This will also help in developing commitment to and act in support of SDGs.
Collaboration with Kochi Municipal Corporation is an essential extension that SCMS should think of when taking SDGs as the focus of this year’s colloquium. The Sustainable Development Goals, even though created at a macro level, effective implementation will be possible only through actions at the local level. Hence, localising SDGs is the only way to carry the goals forward to achievement. Collaboration with Kochi Municipal Corporation will assure discussions from a practitioners’ angle in the colloquium, thus rendering it more comprehensive.