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
TRACK B: DRUG/SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC
TRACK C: DRUG/SUBSTANCE ADDICTION AND COVID-19 PANDEMIC
TRACK D: INTERVENTIONS TO PREVENT AND COMBAT DRUG USE, ABUSE AND ADDICTION AND TO SUPPORT VICTIMS AND THEIR CHILDREN
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: SAT, JUN 26TH, 2021 (International Day Against Drug Abuse)
Project Title: Capacity development for mobilization and use of Biodiversity Information Development (BID) data on endangered bird species in Kenya | BID-AF2020-014-NAC
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!
■ Graduate students: 6 (Masters - 4, PhD – 2)
■ Early career scientists: 6 (Former IFS grantees – 3, Open – 3)
■ Conservancy managers: 6
■ 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
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)
The project is co-funded by the International Foundation for Science (IFS)
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/
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
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
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
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:
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.