International Conference On Multi- Disciplinary Approach Towards Sustainable Development

International Conference On Multi- Disciplinary Approach Towards Sustainable Development

About the Conference-

Sustainable development necessitates a holistic approach from the ecology, economic, socio-cultural and institutional framework. Measuring growth on the basis of profit and production is now a concept of past, the stakeholders are also concerned about the impact on the Planet and People while generating profit. World over countries are unanimous on this pressing issue and working to turnaround the damage already taken place, which if not checked now, will prove to be disastrous.

The role and responsibilities of Government, Corporate (Public and Private), Academicians, R&D, Civil Society and individual citizens are vital to contribute towards holistic approach for sustainable development and ensuring that mother earth continues to bless the future generations with its natural and precious resources.

Looking at the importance of the theme, an International Conference is scheduled at IIFM to bring together researchers, academicians, practitioners and policy makers to present their research findings, new concepts and cases on practices adopted to face this global challenge.

The conference is directed towards deliberation and discussion on following themes:


  • SDGs and role of public, private and civil society
  • Sustainable operations and supply chain management
  • Eco-friendly product and package design
  • Managing plastic and other recyclable waste
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Socially responsible Marketing and responsible consumerism Role of Technology and R&D for sustainability
  • Sustainable Finance &Investment
  • Issues in Climate change
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Rural Development
  • Conservation and Livelihood
  • Sustainable resource extraction
  • Environmental economics – Payments for Ecosystem Services
  • Institutions and Sustainability

About the Institute

The Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal (IIFM) is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India. For over 35 years it is dedicated to support specialized sectors like forestry management, environment, development by way of providing trained human resources and undertaking research and consultancy in this niche sector of Natural Resource Management. IIFM also focuses on the Sustainable Management Practices that should be adopted by public and private sector for achieving economic objectives in devising and implementing various functional strategies. In its endeavor to gain excellence to serve its stakeholders, it constantly strives to update and expand its focus to respond to the changing needs of all the concerned stakeholders. Situated on a hill and surrounded with water bodies on three sides, the Campus is one of the most beautiful educational campuses in the country designed by leading Architect.

Important Dates-

Last date for Abstract submission – 2nd November 2018

Confirmation of Abstract acceptance – 20th November 2018

Full paper submission – 15th December 2018


  • Abstract (maximum 500 words) should be submitted in Times New Roman font size 12 for text with single line spacing without indentations in MS word / PDF Format at . The title page should include title of the paper, broad theme under which you wish your abstract to be included, full name/s, affiliation, corresponding address, e-mail and phone number of the author/s.
  • Abstracts of the empirical papers should cover Objectives, theoretical and conceptual framework, research methodology, main findings, and recommendations for policy or practice.
  • The conceptual paper may mention briefly the purpose, the theme, the organizing construct, data sources used, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Abstract for case or practice paper may include details of the new practice evolved and applied and how it improved/ solved the problem point.
  • Note: All submissions will be reviewed by the experts from the area, selected abstract of registered authors will be published in compendium of conference proceeding. In addition, full papers will be sent for blind review for publication consideration in edited books with reputed publishers.
  • A ‘Best Paper Award’ will be selected by the committee in each category of Research Scholars / Corporate / Faculty among the presented papers in the conference. The award will carry a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 5000/-.


Accommodation can be availed at IIFM in Guest House on twin sharing/ single sharing basis (subject to prior request and availability) during the conference on payment in advance as per IIFM specified rate. The accommodation charges for IIFM Guest House would be Rs. 1250/- for single occupancy, Rs. 750/- per day for twin sharing and for students Rs. 600/- per day (double occupancy).

About Bhopal City-

Bhopal the city of lakes is the capital of Madhya Pradesh and is blessed with many lakes. Bhopal is among the greenest and cleanest cities of India. Apart from lakes, it offers variety of places of interest to tourists ranging from cultural center like Bharat Bhavan which has an art gallery& amphitheater, and a Tribal museum, Museum of Man (Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghralaya), Regional Science Center and a planetarium; Van Vihar National Park, which has many species of animals living in their natural habitat. Shaurya Smarak, a war memorial having a museum depicting heroes of our country i.e. the soldiers and martyrs. Places of worships like Birla Mandir, Manuabhan Tekri, Jama-Masjid, Moti Masjid etc. Bhopal has some of the best academic institutes and is considered as an educational hub. Nearby places Bhimbetaka caves (houses paints of Neolithic age), and Stupas in Sanchi, a World Heritage site are popular among visitors. The month of February offers a very pleasant weather to the residents and guests of Bhopal. The typical day temperature ranges from 14-280C.

Event Location Po Box 357, Nehru Nagar,Bhopal MP , 462003, India
International Conference On Multi- Disciplinary Approach Towards Sustainable Development
Indian Institute of Forest Management
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