Culture, Identity and Social Cohesion is a thematic area that is framed in terms of its intersectionality with respect to gender, race, class and sexuality.
There is a growing understanding that there is an urgent need to revitalize a humanities-driven research theme, to build our understanding of closed identities in relation to understanding our past, our heritage and our future in a transforming and developing state.
The movement is towards a knowledge-based economy, investment in development and greater emphasis on building human capital. This will be realized by promoting the value in the human meaning of public policy in evidence-based research.
The following documents are aimed at contributing to the growing policy discourse on culture, identity and social cohesion.