First Call for Papers for the 11th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 23 to 26, 2021 at Multimedia University of Kenya (online and in-person options)
General conference theme: “Globalization and Development in Africa”
Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya and online through Zoom)
Sponsors: Multimedia University of Kenya, Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA), Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED) and African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA)
Globalization is intimately and intricately intertwined with development in the world today. There are many changes taking place in the world today, spurred on by global forces and influences. The world community has accepted that globalization, with its attendant attributes, is affecting development in many different ways. The breakout of Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan, China would not have become a global pandemic if it had taken place just a few decades ago. The pandemic has shown that globalization is real because a local corona virus quickly became a pandemic in less than four months, spreading across many parts of the world, infecting millions and killing over one million people. The defeat of Donald Trump by Joe Biden caused ripples on world markets with share indices moving upwards. The death of George Floyd at the hands of police in the USA unified the world against racism with the message “Black Lives Matter’ and became a rallying cry in many places such as sports and games across the world. The world is receiving many effects of climate change causing havoc across the world. This conference seeks to examine some of the global influences on development in all parts of the world. It invites papers from all disciplines to reflect on the areas in which development has been shaped by global forces and how global forces have impacted the world. In what ways does globalization affect development? What lessons do we learn from the effects of the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the world? What are the causes of climate change and how do they affect the quality of life on earth? How have various governments and the international community responded to the effects of globalization? What are some of the efforts being deployed in saving the world against the effects of climate change? What are some of the efforts being made by various academic disciplines to address changing realities in education, agriculture, engineering, medicine, politics, technology, social issues, culture, water management, gender, youth, children, pastoralist issues, trade, business, commerce, religion, e-commerce, e-learning, among others? These are some of the issues that the conference will be seeking to address.
Conference Website: The 11th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 23 to 26, 2021 at Multimedia University of Kenya
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The deadline for submission of full papers or PowerPoint presentation (one of them is adequate) is May 30, 2021. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in peer-reviewed edited volumes and journals – Journal of African Interdisciplinary Studies (JAIS) and Journal of Popular Education in Africa (JOPEA) - affiliated to African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) and the Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), based in Nairobi, Kenya. Each person is allowed to submit a maximum of 3 papers. We encourage authors of papers not to have too many authors. The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.
Deadline for submission of abstracts – March 30, 2021
Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentation or full papers May 30, 2021
The first book will come out starting June 2020 for early papers submitted.
Conference dates – June 23-26, 2021