A significant number of conference papers are now available at http://www.capabilityapproach.com/ConPapers.php [Requires login to download papers]
If you would like to upload your conference paper, please use http://www.capabilityapproach.com/AddPub.php [Also requires login]
I wanted to know if someone else would leave Dehli via Dehli Airport around midnight 13-14 of September. I would like to share a Taxi, so I don't have to go alone at night. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Draft Conference Programme is now available as a pdf on
If there are essential changes, please email the secretariat by Thursday 4 September.
UPDATED 1/09/08: There will be 2 pre-conference training sessions this year. Pre-conference training sessions are designed to provide basic background information to people who may not be wholly familiar with the topic, and to refresh the memory of others. This year we have two high profile speakers giving the pre-conference training, and their lectures will be posted on the HDCA website for others to enjoy.
10 Sept 3:30pm: Frances Stewart, Human Development. Frances is the incoming President of the HDCA, and this lecture will be a good background on the history and distinctive lens of human development.
10 Sept 5:30pm: Martha Nussbaum, The Capabilities Approach. Martha was President of HDCA 2006-2008, and, with Amartya Sen, has been a leader in developing the capability approach.
Both sessions will be held in the Indian Islamic Cultural Centre, 87-88 Lodhi Gardens. Participation is free for all registered participants of the HDCA conferences.
Every year before the HDCA meeting we have a Worker Bee Meeting- this is one day (9am to 3:30 pm, 10 Sept), in which EVERYONE is welcome and warmly encouraged to come. It is a day to meet other HDCA members, and to do some of the small tasks that are needed before a conference - to upload documents, put key words in for conference papers, check translations, make signs, and of course eat and talk all the while. So if you are in Delhi early, and don't know anyone, please do turn up! You'll be out in time to attend the pre-conference training sessions by Frances Stewart and Martha Nussbaum.
When? 10 September 2008, New Delhi, 9am - 3:30 pm - including breakfast and lunch.
Where? TBC (ideas welcome)
What? A day to meet HDCA people, to connect and to contribute to HDCA - and have fun.
This is just an update that the HDCA Programme Committee accepted 144 papers and 18 panels, so there will be lots of choice and variety in the HDCA conference!
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Summary of recommendations:
All travelers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure.
Malaria: Prophylaxis with Lariam, Malarone, or doxycycline is recommended.
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers|
|Typhoid||Recommended for all travelers|
|Polio||One-time booster recommended for any adult traveler who completed the childhood series but never had polio vaccine as an adult|
|Yellow fever||Required for all travelers arriving from or transiting through a yellow-fever-infected area in Africa or the Americas. Not recommended otherwise.|
|Japanese encephalitis||For long-term (>1 month) travelers to rural areas or travelers who may engage in extensive unprotected outdoor activities in rural areas, especially after dusk|
|Hepatitis B||For travelers who may have intimate contact with local residents, especially if visiting for more than 6 months|
|Rabies||For travelers who may have direct contact with animals and may not have access to medical care|
|Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given|
|Tetanus-diphtheria||Revaccination recommended every 10 years|
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