Future-Proof Development

Welcome to Future-proof

Future-proof Development is the international development blog that applies development theories and contemporary knowledge to future challenges. We are supported by the Guelph Institute of Development Studies (GIDS). We publish content to engage and enrich students, practitioners and academics alike in meaningful conversations about pressing issues.

fu·ture-proof

adjective
 1.    (of a product or system) unlikely to become obsolete.

Call for Submissions

Future-proof Development is the international development blog that applies development theories and contemporary knowledge to future challenges. We are supported by the Guelph Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) and York University’s Global South Migration Lab. 

We are currently looking for submission for our next round of published blogs. We publish content to engage and enrich students, practitioners, and academics alike in meaningful conversations about pressing issues. 

We are interested in 2 types of blogs: 

1. Future-proof articles: A look at contemporary issues with a critical analysis of present-day development issues or important discussions that IDS students should take part in. For examples of past future-proof articles please check out: https://future-proof.uoguelph.ca/category/future-proof/ 

2. Field Notes: Personal reflections from students who have researched, studied, or volunteered abroad. For examples of past field notes articles please check out: https://future-proof.uoguelph.ca/category/field-notes/ 

Submissions Criteria: 

The word count must be between 800-1000 words on double spaced document in Times New Roman (size 12 font.) 

Email your submission to futureproofdevblog@gmail.com with the subject line: Submission (Type of blog: Future-proof or Field Notes) First Name and Last Name.

The deadline is: January 31st, 2023.