First INATE International Conference

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During the past few decades, we have seen great advances in science, technology, information and communications. Yet, real progress is still to be seen in our ability to solve pressing societal problems. The highly complex problems of today spawned by rapid global changes evolve too fast for us to adapt to such changes effectively. Their inter-connectedness requires a holistic transdisciplinary approach that brings all stakeholders together, including the academe, local government units, NGOs and communities, to foster rapid feed backs and effective exchange of knowledge and experiences that will enable efficient formulation of sustainable solutions. Transforming conventional project planning to transdisciplinary project design and implementation requires new research on collective solution identification, program design and implementation. This calls for a new type of education and training that promotes transdisciplinary actions. The International Network for Advancing Transdisciplinary Education (INATE) was established in 15th March 2015 during the World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference to address these issues collectively.
The first INATE Conference will take place at ANU Canberra on 13th July 2015 to bring together researchers, practitioners and development partners to exchange views, practices and initiatives on transdisciplinary research education. Papers that address the challenges on 1) Building Resilience to Climate Change (BRCC) or 2) Disaster Risk Reduction and that describe frameworks for promoting transdisciplinary approaches are invited. For more information, emai support at


Abstract and session submission for INATE Conference 2015:
Call for papers/presentations on Trans-disciplinary research/education and project experiences.