IRDP Going Global

"An exciting moment to discuss Industrialization and Rural People"

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker 1

Prof. Dr. Einhard Schmidt-Kallert

TU Dortmund University, Germany

Thursday, 28th June, 2018

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Keynote Speaker 2

Prof. Dr. Walter T. de Vries

Technical University of Munich, Germany;

Friday, 29th June, 2018

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Keynote Speaker 3

Dr. Joachim De Weerdt

University of Antwerp, Belgium

Friday, 29th June, 2018

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Keynote Speaker 4

Dr. Andrew Komba

President Office-Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Government in Tanzania

Friday, 29 th June, 2018

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Keynote Speaker 5

Yossi Offer

Weitz Center for Development studies, Israel

Saturday, 30th June 2018

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About IRDP

The Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) is a corporate body established by Tanzania Parliamentary Act No. 8 of 1980; as a National Centre for providing facilities, places and centre for Training, Research and Consultancy in Rural Development Planning and such other related disciplines (for details please visit ).

The Conference

This year, IRDP is organizing an International Conference on Planning and Development (IRDP-ICPD 2018); under the main theme “Towards Industrialization in the Global South: Making Rural Regions Inclusive” This is the first conference of its kind to be organized by IRDP. The Conference is expected to bring together policy makers, development planners, researchers  and practitioners coming from Academic and Research Institutions, Government and Non Government Organisation, and Development Partners.


Making Rural Regions Inclusive in the Industrialization process

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28-30 June 2018 DODOMA, TANZANIA

The Conference Themes

  1. Towards appropriate planning practices
  2. The question of land and industries spatial dimension
  3. Addressing the problem of production, market and distribution
  4. Sociology of industrialization

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Key dates

28th December 2017 5th March 2018 8th March 2018 20th April 2018
Early Registration is Open Deadline for Submission of Abstracts List of Accepted Abstract Published Deadline for Submission of full Paper/Poster
20th May 2018 21st June 2018 28th to 30th June 2018
Conference Programme  Made Available Submission of Revised Papers/Poster IRDP – ICPD 2018 Event to Take Place


The Conference Organizing Comittee  is  warmly inviting you to participate at the IRDP-ICPD 2018 in Dodoma, Tanzania. IRDP-ICPD 2018 will take a pioneering look at implications of various industrialization strategies  to rural communities. The Conference is expected to become a sharing, informing and advisory platform for  the best industrialisation strategies for the Global South. In the same line, the conference will address challenges and barriers to achieve inclusiveness of rural communities representing the majority in the Global South. The Conference is therefore aiming at recommending “appropriate” industrialisation strategies to make the rural population an integral part  of the industialisation processes in the Global South.