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GRIP Session at the SDG Conference 2021:
A Global Perspective on Inequality in Reformulating SDGs
11 February 2021 @ 13:00 - 14:30 CET
GRIP is hosting a session on inequality during the SDG Conference Bergen 2021. The event is virtual and free of charge.
In changing global circumstances, various forms of inequalities co-exist and intersect. These impact not only how the current pandemic unfolds but also indicate where emphasis may be put to establish pathways out of the current impasse. In this session, we will address how multiple dimensions of inequality, especially related to economy, social systems, politics, culture, environment and knowledge, may be successfully understood and addressed in order to prevent a future where (pandemics hit) vulnerable people, with few alternatives, are exploited.
An overall aim is to produce, convey and discuss critical as well as actionable research on post-COVID-19 inequalities relevant for pursuing the SDGs. Drawing on cross-disciplinary work, we ask:
- How can we, in a globally inclusive way, best mobilize knowledge and research about complex and intersecting inequalities?
- What are the current impediments to establishing globally relevant and inclusive ‘best practices’ and collaboration in research on inequalities, the sharing of knowledge and transformation?
- Which critical re-thinking and re-formulation of the SDGs needs to be undertaken in order to understand and tackle changing forms of inequality post-COVID-19?
- What are the three most important recommendations for policy development and reform addressing global post-COVID-19 inequalities?
13:00 Introduction by Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, GRIP/UiB
13:10 “Continuums of violence: Perspectives on intersecting inequalities” by Rachel Sieder, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Mexico City
13:20 “Decolonising SDGs and the need foralternativeontologies” by Divine Fuh, Humanities Institute for Africa, University of Cape Town
13:30 “The Sociality of Inequalities” by Sundar Sarukkai, Centre for Society and Policy (CSP), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India
13:30 Discussion moderated by Prof. John-Andrew McNeish, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
14:00 Q and A session
Photo: Johnny Miller/Unequal Scenes