Since the enforcement of the international research conference, ARICON organized a truly international Research Conference in September 2006. The conference focused on the following issues: characteristics of Asian folklores, diversity of folklore, cultural policies, cultural integration, traditional festivals and changes, traditional poems, traditional stories, games in festivals, traditional gastronomy, traditional beliefs and changes, traditional handicraft villages and changes, and traditional performances. This provided a very good opportunity for scientists and cultural managers to share opinions in order to diminish the clash between civilizations, creating a harmonious international environment. Under the circumstances of emerging trade liberalization, as well as the rapid speed and wider scope of globalization, the world has become more “open,” with closer engagement, thanks to the robust development of telecommunications and information technology, leading to the fact that the protection of cultural diversity is not only a necessary condition but also an enormous opportunity to build a world of peace and stability. Role of international research conferences is significant in this regard.
In 2007, under the framework of the Asian-European Research, a conference was organized, sharing Asian and European Experiences with the participation of delegates from 16 European and Asian countries- a strategy (international research conferences) towards globalization in knowledge sharing. Representatives of international organizations in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Spain, India, Nepal, Qatar and other Asian and European countries’ delegates enthusiastically participated. This was an open forum for high-ranking officials, decision-makers and representatives of civil society organizations working actively in the field of culture in the Asia-Europe region to discuss three main groups of issues related to the diversity of cultural expressions, namely: public policies on cultural diversity; Asian and European experiences; balance of cultural exchange in Europe and between Asia and Europe; and the influence of trade on culture and joint activities of the two continents to develop cultural diversity. The concept of internationalization worked well to promote the idea of international research conferences.
Currently, with the collaboration of UNESCO, UNDP, World Bank etc. ARICON has set up a CSR project at PUNTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY where researchers are being invited from all over the globe to contribute in the development of Somalia, which has been marked as a ‘Failed state’ in terms of poverty and the lowest GDP in the world. The international research conference to be held on 12th– 13th July 2019 possess a series of events comprising policy dialogues, seminars, roundtable discussions on the acceleration of growth in the state. . During the course of this event, ARICON expects the multi-faceted relationship between culture and development with the help of research results and appraisal by management authorities at different levels and by policymakers, international donors, civil society, the media and enterprises.
Following are the certain Highlights to determine the significance of international research conferences in developing countries:
International cooperation among all plays a key role in promoting sustainable development.
Collaboration among multi-stakeholders’ approaches create environment for practical learning for sustainability.
International academic conferences promote inter/multi-disciplinary approaches to address global sustainability challenges.
If you belong to a developing country and wish to conduct an international research conference in your country/university, Team ARICON would be more than happy to support the cause and join hands with you as a Not-for-profit activity.