Call for Chapters: Global Handbook of Communications and Sustainable Development. To be edited by Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 October 2018. NOTE: The extended deadline for the submission of abstracts is now 15 December 2018.
In 2015 several member states of the United Nations agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or what is known as the 2030 Agenda. The SDGs are expected to address major global challenges such as poverty alleviation, access to education, addressing inequality, climate change, improving access to quality healthcare, eradicating hunger, ensuring environmental sustainability, promoting innovation and infrastructural development among others.
To what extent are the intended beneficiaries of this ambitious plan aware of the 2030 Agenda? What is the role of the media in communicating the SDGs? Are the efforts to communicate the global goals reaching the target beneficiaries or do they end up as gathering of elites in major capitals with little to show for in terms of impact for the ordinary people? How can communication be utilized to address the challenges of achieving sustainable development? How is the digital media being utilized in communicating for sustainable development? How can communication serve as a tool for community empowerment in achieving sustainable development? These are some of the questions that the Global Handbook of Communications and Sustainable Development would seek to address. The book, expected to be published by Palgrave Macmillan seek contributions that provide critical analysis, empirical research, theoretical insights and practical examples on communication and sustainable development.