Griffith University, Australia

In the period 29-31 October 2007, Griffith University jointly organised and hosted WASD’s 5th Sustainability International Conference. The conference theme “Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century”. 

Touching briefly on the topic in the previous year’s conference, WASD brought Knowledge Management in sustainable development to the forefront of the conference’s focus. The rapid growth of information and communications technology (ICT) has not only taken the world into the digital age, but has also altered the economic demands and exacerbated inequality. With a sizeable proportion of the world’s economic growth linked to the rise of ICT, and the concentration of its development lying primarily within the developed, Western world, finding solutions to the growing technological gulf is essential to securing a more sustainable future.