12 Feb 2018

Maiden International Conference – Call for Papers


Cultural Sustainability, Performance and and the Sustainable Development Goals in time of crisis



El kanemi Hall, University of Maiduguri



14-17 November 2018


Since the emergence of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, there have been critical actions and scientific interrogations through research to negotiate avenues to achieving the targets of the goals especially as regarding the contextual peculiarities of the various regions and sub-regions of the world. It is in line with such actions that a Centre for the Study and Promotion of Cultural Sustainability, the first of its kind in Nigeria, was established at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, as one of the outcomes of a strategic partnership involving University of Hildesheim (Germany) and University of Cape Coast (Ghana) in the SDG – DAAD Graduate School “Performing Sustainability: Cultures and Development in West Africa”. Against this background, the Centre puts together this conference to open up space for the discourse on Cultural Sustainability and as well create opportunities for researchers, students, civil society organizations, and policy bodies for collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas.

As the fourth pillar of sustainable development, cultural sustainability has assumed a denite centrality in the myriad issues surrounding sustainable development. This conference seeks to explore the relationship and state of culture and development particularly in times of crisis. The Centre for the Study and Promotion of Cultural Sustainability, University of Maiduguri considers this theme topical and timeous as evidenced in the protracted insurgency in Northeast Nigeria, the Farmers-Herdsmen conflicts, environmental crisis, election-based conflicts, and so on. Thus, researchers and interested authors are invited to submit and make presentations at the Conference.



The sub-themes include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Theories, Principles and Methodologies
  • Cultural Sustainability
  • Cultural Performance and Theatre for Development
  • Culture and Resource-based Conflicts
  • Crisis Entrepreneurship and Cultural Sustainability
  • Media, Civil Society and Cultural Sustainability
  • Education and Sustainable Development
  • Performing Cultures in Conflict Environment
  • Culture and Sustainable Environment
  • Culture and Calamity
  • Indigenous Institutions and Sustainable Development
  • Gender, Religion, Ethnicity and Sustainable Development
  • Food Security and Sustainable Development
  • Health and Sustainable Development



Abstracts of not more than 300 words on 12 point Times New Roman font be submitted in Microsoft Word format not later than 30 April, 2018 to the conference email – cspcs.unimaid@gmail.com or cspcs@unimaid.edu.ng

Those whose abstract are considered successful and suitable for the conference will be notified not later than 30 May, 2018.

Those with successful abstracts shall submit a soft copy of their full papers of not more than 15 pages in 12 point Times New Roman font on 1.5 line spacing, using the APA referencing style (6th edition) not later than 31 August, 2018.

Facilities for PowerPoint presentation will be available for those who would like to use them.



  • Local Participants – NGN5,000.
  • Students – NGN3000. International Participants – $50.
  • International Students – $25.



Convener – Dr. Abba Tijani, Director, Centre for the Study and Promotion of Cultural Sustainability, University of Maiduguri, +234 706 715 9033

LOC Chairman – Prof. Haruna Dlakwa, +234 803 467 8295

LOC Secretary – Shadrach Teryila Ukuma, +234 806 549 1970

Emails: cspcs@unimaid.edu.ng;cspcs.unimaid@gmail.com