The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU’s Alexander Apsan Frediani part of organising committee for HDCA conference 2019

9 January 2019

The conference on “Connecting Capabilities” will be hosted by UCL in London between 9-11 September.

hdca 2019

The Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) is a global community of academics and practitioners focused on people-centred development and the capability approach. The mission of the association is to promote both research and policy in the area of human development and well-being. The HDCA consists of members from many disciplines and professions, including economics, philosophy, development studies, health, education, law, government, and sociology, among others.

The 2019 edition of the conference on “Connecting Capabilities” will be take place in London between 9-11 September. Prof Elaine Unterhalter from UCL Institute of Education is leading the conference local organising committee, which also counts on the participation of lecturers from the Open University, LSE, SOAS, University of East London and Birkbeck College as well as UCL where conference is being hosted, with the DPU’s Alexander Apsan Frediani part of the organising committee.

The 2019 HDCA Program Committee cordially invites scholars, government policy makers, practitioners and other interested parties from all over the world to participate in the 2019 HDCA conference.  Original empirical research, theoretical issues, case-studies or reports of experiences, findings from major research projects, and book panels relevant to conference theme or more broadly related to human development/capabilities approach, will be presented.

Full details on the HDCA website here (link)


Call for Papers/Deadlines

Download the Call for Papers here

How to Submit Your Proposal

Please submit your proposal for the conference, via the submission site by February 15 2019 (https://www.conftool.org/hdca2019) using the appropriate form. The submission portal will open on December 10th 2018. If you encounter problems with the online submissions system, please email the conference organisers at: hdca2019@ucl.ac.uk

In order to ensure academic quality, all submissions will be reviewed by two reviewers, at least one of whom is an HDCA Fellow or a senior researcher in the field.

Important deadlines

February 15, 2019 – Submission of proposals and scholarship applications

April 15, 2019 – Announcement of acceptance/rejection

June 15, 2019 – Deadline for conference registration at early-bird rates

July 15, 2019 – Submission of full papers/posters and entries for the UCL Grand Challenges and Kuklys prizes

August 22, 2019 – Final deadline for conference registration at standard rates