PE25
Sustainable livelihood security and human development

Convenors:
Gregory Savarimuthu (Kannur University)
Jancy Francis (Kannur University)
Location:
University Place 3.210
Start time:
6 August, 2013 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

The present panel invites papers that attempt to develop appropriate parameters and identify concrete indicators to understand and assess the levels of livelihood, based on the ground-level realities, within a sustainable development framework

Long abstract:

In the long journey of human race lasting almost a million years, the human beings have been creating and recreating multiple and diversified ways of life in the process of their continuous interaction with natural resources and ecological setting. While this interaction had been symbiotically sustained for a major span of time in human history, the last few centuries, which constitute only a fraction in the long history of mankind have severely affected this symbiosis to the extent of even threatening the very human existence itself. This has also resulted in keeping a majority of humanity at the level of a vulnerable existence. Sustainable livelihood is concerned with the capacity of the people, in making a living by surviving the shocks and stresses, and improving their material conditions without disturbing the sustainability of the livelihood options of others, either now or in future. The sustainable livelihood approach emerged as an alternative to the current unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, both in the developing and in the developed worlds. The present panel invites papers that attempt to develop appropriate parameters and identify concrete indicators to understand and assess the levels of livelihood, based on the ground-level realities, within a sustainable development framework.