Call for Papers for September 2016 issue of 'KM4D Journal' on Disability Inclusive Development

This Special Issue on disability inclusive development will be published in September 2016. The Guest Editors particularly encourage submissions from researchers, practitioners, policymakers and activists from the Global South. They also encourage submissions from all disciplines, as long as they focus on the role of knowledge or knowledge processes in advancing – or inhibiting – disability inclusive development. Submissions are welcome in English, French and Spanish. They can offer ‘peer support’ to authors who are inexperienced writers.

Disability inclusive development is gaining ground as a global priority, as is evident by the explicit mention of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UN 2015). When conceived in terms of knowledge and knowledge processes, disability inclusive development requires negotiated understanding and synthesis of ‘multiple knowledges’ (Brown 2011) to address multiple forms of disadvantage and discrimination experienced by people with disabilities in low and middle income countries (WHO & World Bank 2011). This Special Issue will explore how this has been achieved or impeded by different stakeholders in different contexts, including but not limited to the inclusion or exclusion of the perspectives of persons with disabilities, their families and other advocates, in the formulation and implementation of development policies and programs. The purpose is to enhance understanding of how we can create conditions for more insightful learning and meaningful action among all stakeholders concerned with disability and development who have different ways of knowing and experiencing the world.

If you would like to submit a paper, please send a short proposal, including the title of your paper and an abstract (minimum one paragraph – maximum one page) by email to:


Submission deadline for title and abstract                                            January 30, 2016

Acceptance of short proposal                                                               February 29, 2016

Submission of full paper                                                                      April 15, 2016

Completion of peer-review                                                                    May 30, 2016

Submission of final version of paper                                                     July 15, 2016

Publication date                                                                                    September 1, 2016

Guest editors comprise: Charlotte Scarf (lead), Fiona Budge, Penafrancia Ching, Sunil Deepak, Ros Madden, Beatriz Miranda, Sainimili Tawake, and Maya Thomas, 

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