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Welcome to South Eastern kenya University Noticeboard SEKU call for application

DATE: November 3rd – 5th, 2021

VENUE: Kilifi, Indian Ocean Coast, Kenya

Call for Abstracts

ECARCP 2021 Call for Abstract submissions is currently open. This is an opportunity to showcase your research at the largest International Psychology Conference in the East and Central African Region.
Deadline for Abstract Submission: SAT, JUN 26TH, 2021 (International Day Against Drug Abuse)

THEMES & SUB-THEMES

TRACK A: DRUG/SUBSTANCE USE IN THE FACE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  1. Psychoactive Drug Use (Heroin, Cocaine, Nicotine, Rohypnol, Ritalin, Steroids, Inhalants, Party Drugs, Ecstasy Drugs {MDMA}, Opium like substances, Methamphetamine {“P”}, LSD, etc)
  2. Alcohol Use
  3. Cannabis Use
  4. Opioid Crisis
  5. Drug/Substance Metabolism
  6. Advances in Neurology of Drug/Substance Use
  7. The Psychological Dimensions of Drug/Substance Use, Abuse and Addiction

TRACK B: DRUG/SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  1. Science of Drug/Substance Abuse
  2. Drug/Substance Abuse & Behavior
  3. Drug/Substance Resistance
  4. Neurological and Behavioral Changes
  5. Drug/Substance Abuse and Alteration in Genetic Structure
  6. Inherited Biological Factors Contributing to Drug/Substance Abuse and Addiction

TRACK C: DRUG/SUBSTANCE ADDICTION AND COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  1. Drug/ Substance Addiction
  2. Alcohol Addiction
  3. Opioid Poisoning
  4. Addictive Behaviours
  5. Mental and Psychiatric Drug/Substance Use Disorders
  6. Drugs/Substances and Neurotoxicology
  7. Biochemical Mechanisms of Drug Toxicity
  8. Epigenetic Mechanisms in Addiction
  9. Gaming and Gambling Disorders

TRACK D: INTERVENTIONS TO PREVENT AND COMBAT DRUG USE, ABUSE AND ADDICTION AND TO SUPPORT VICTIMS AND THEIR CHILDREN

  1. Diagnoses of Drug Use Disorders
  2. Pharmacology of Drug Use Disorders
  3. Addiction Nursing
  4. Addiction Therapy
  5. Addiction Detoxification
  6. Addiction Rehabilitation
  7. Minimizing Harm to Others
  8. Addiction Treatment & Recovery
  9. Implementation of Effective Policy Options and Interventions
  10. The role of Different Stakeholders in Curbing Drug Use, Abuse and Addiction
  11. The role of Psychology in Achieving Mental Health Objectives
  12. Monitoring Progress in Achieving Universal Health Coverage and the 2030 SDG Targets.

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: SAT, JUN 26TH, 2021 (International Day Against Drug Abuse)

SEKU Strathmore

Project Title: Capacity development for mobilization and use of Biodiversity Information Development (BID) data on endangered bird species in Kenya | BID-AF2020-014-NAC

Background
The Biodiversity Information Development programme aims to establish a community of practice to improve data acquisition and sharing, analysis and scholarly publication using GBIF data. The project is focused on enhancing national-level capacity to use Biodiversity Information Development (BID) data on endangered bird species in Kenya under three objectives: 1) integrating GBIF Biodiversity Information Development data into conservation decision-making via conservation policy briefs created in collaboration with graduate students, early-career scientists, and conservation managers; 2) enhancing the use of BID data by graduate students and early-career scientists through the publication of peer-reviewed articles; 3) strengthening the capacity of conservation managers to collect policy-relevant biodiversity data through citizen science.
This call engages all eligible graduate students (Master or PhD levels), early career scientists and conservation managers in Kenya to submit their applications to the Center for Biodiversity Information Development (BID-C), Strathmore University.

Applications are now OPEN!

Slots Available:
■ Graduate students: 6 (Masters - 4, PhD – 2)
■ Early career scientists: 6 (Former IFS grantees – 3, Open – 3)
■ Conservancy managers: 6

Eligibility criteria:
■ Applicants must demonstrate research interest on endangered bird species in Kenya
■ The student applicants must be registered in an accredited university (Masters or PhD) and
currently in their research year in: Ecology, Wildlife management, Bioinformatics, Biodiversity
conservation, Zoology, Environmental science, natural resource management or related fields
■ Applicant conservation managers must be currently working in one of the Kenyan community conservancies and holders of at least an undergraduate degree from an accredited university in
Biodiversity conservation or related fields
■ Applicant early career scientists should have a demonstrable track record of biodiversity related research supervision, currently working in universities or research institutions with at least 2
publications in peer reviewed journals and supervised at least 1 student at graduate level
■ Student and early career scientist applicants must demonstrate at least the basic knowledge in a statistical software for analysis (knowledge in R is preferred)Application & Selection Timeline:

Step 1: Applications open on Monday, 12th April 2021 and close on Friday, 23rd April 2021
Step 2: Shortlisting and panel review of applications and selection by 28th April 2021
Step 3: Notification of outcome to successful applicants by 30th April 2021
Step 4: Induction and programme commencement for selected BID Fellows 2021 on Monday, 10th May 2021

Application Requirements:
1. Submit your current CV
2. Submit your letter of motivation
3. Conservation managers will be required to submit reference letters from the relevant umbrella organization e.g. KWCA, NRT etc. in addition to the above
4. Student applicants will submit a letter of reference from their lead supervisor in addition to 1&2 above
5. Student applicants will submit proof of registration as a student e.g. certified university admission letter (not confined to Kenyan universities)

Applications should be sent as a single file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Friday, 23rd April 2021 with the subject: Application for Biodiversity Information Development (BID) Fellows 2021


The project is co-funded by the International Foundation for Science (IFS)

IFS

Project Partners

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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
Direct Link: https://kenyasocialscienceforum.wordpress.com/2020/12/08/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/
Organized and hosted by Multimedia University of Kenya, African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) and the Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), this 10th International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held on June 23 to 26, 2021 at Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will bring together scholars from all over the world to make presentations on matters that touch on Africa. Submission of abstracts: Send abstracts of between 250 and 500 words, including full contact details (title, name, address, email-address, and telephone) as well as institutional affiliation by March 30, 2021 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.

Important dates
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

Authors are encouraged to submit original and unpublished results of conceptual, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Food Safety and Health. We invite submissions that focus on any pertinent topic relevant to Food Safety and Health. These include, but are not limited to

  • Mycotoxins in grain and grain products in Africa
  • Foodborne pathogens in food-producing animals and livestock products
  • Agricultural pesticides in Africa and public health
  • Foodborne pathogens and human health
  • Contamination of fresh produce and irrigation water
  • Food safety and food establishments
  • Food safety regulations - law and food/health policy of the entire food chain
  • Food processing and technology
  • Consumer food safety awareness

Abstracts should include the following information: Objective, problem under investigation, methods, results, and statement of how the research advances food safety. Information in the abstract must not have been previously published in a copyrighted journal.

Abstracts are limited to 350 words

Submit your abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Download Call

NETFUND is launching the call for applications for the Green Innovations Award (GIA) Phase IV in February 2020. Put finishing touches on your project or initiative in readiness for application. Details of the award and application will be shared out widely soon through social media, newspapers and our website www.netfund.go.ke at the launch in 10th February, 2020.
We aim to identify, recognize and award innovations and best practices in the following areas:

  1. Attainment of 10% tree cover: Technologies and innovations that contribute to attaining the 10% tree cover through rehabilitation and restoration of community, private and public forests. Priority areas: Seedlings production; Silviculture – cultivation and growing of trees; Technologies for planting, monitoring, surveillance and management of forests; Alternatives to biomass as energy for cooking; Alternative subsistence livelihood sources for communities living in and around forests.
  2. Air pollution control: Technologies and innovations that reduce air pollution. Priority areas: Policy and regulations to manage air pollution; Technologies and innovations that prevent or reduce indoor air pollution and emissions from industries and transport sector.
  3. Waste management: Technologies and innovations that promote sustainable waste management. Priority areas: Development and implementation of enabling policy and regulation that promotes energy and resource efficiency in the manufacturing sector and efficient waste management; Technologies and innovations on 4Rs of waste management: Reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery.
  4. Climate resilience: Technologies and innovations that enhance resilience of smallholder farmers and vulnerable groups to climate shocks, including; Climate information and early warning systems - information and communication systems to help small holder farmers, women and other vulnerable groups cope with droughts, floods and other climate change-induced disasters; Climate Smart Agriculture technologies and practices that enhance crop diversification and adoption of improved drought tolerant crops, improve water harvesting, improve irrigation, reduce post-harvest losses and improve uptake of insurance.
  5. Environmental education and awareness: Technologies, innovations and best practices that enhance public education and awareness on: Efficient waste management, protection of forest resources and restoration of degraded forest landscapes (including tree planting and growing), climate change adaptation and mitigation (early warning and climate smart agriculture) and air quality management.

The NETFUND GIA phase IV will be open to Individuals, Community Forest Associations, Water Resource Users Associations, Community Based Organisations, Women Groups, Youth Groups, Persons With Disability, Primary and Secondary Schools, Tertiary Institutions, Counties, Media Houses and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

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