This is to invite you to a Public Lecture on “Research on Exotic Animals in Biomedical Research – Achievements, Challenges, and Potential for the Future”. The lecture will be held virtually on Tuesday, 13th September 2022 from 2.00 p.m.

The Speaker will be Prof. Klas Abelson from the Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


The links to the online meeting are shared below.
Invitation to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Public Lecture on “Research on Exotic Animals in Biomedical Research – Achievements, Challenges, and Potential for the Future”
Time: Sep 13, 2022 02:00 PM Nairobi

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African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA)
&
Multimedia University of Kenya

Call for Papers for the 14th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 26 to 30, 2023 at Multimedia University of Kenya (online and in-person options)

General conference theme: “The Global West, North, East and Africa”
Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya and face to face and online

Sponsors: Multimedia University of Kenya, Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA), Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED) and African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA)

The main theme of the 2023 conference is the “Global West, North, East and Africa.” There is increasing concern on how the Global West and North have influenced Africa over the years and the recent rise of Asian giants such as China and India in contesting the monopoly of the traditional powers. The rise of COVID-19 pandemic and effects of climate change have created anxieties on the continent, where vaccination has not taken root and where many are suffering from the shockwaves of climate change. The involvement of China in development projects in Africa is creating anxiety and concern due to various tensions which the projects are creating on the African continent. The involvement of China and India as alternative partners is creating anxiety in traditional powers such as the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia, Canada, among others, in geopolitics, economic new order and security implications. This conference seeks to bring new researches that have been conducted on the African continent covering many themes. Africa finds itself at the center of competing interests from the West, North and East. How has Africa handled such influences? In what ways are African countries dealing with increasing Chinese debt? How have these influences affected education, health, mining, agriculture, engineering,, sports, water, tourism, security, religion and other sectors.

Conference Website: Link to the Call for papers for the 14th Annual International Conference

Direct Link: Link to the Call for Papers https://kenyasocialscienceforum.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/call-for-papers-for-the-14th-annual-international-interdisciplinary-conference-2023.pdf for 14th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference

Organized and hosted by Multimedia University of Kenya, African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) and the Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), this 14th International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held on June 26 to 30, 2023 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, 2023 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, 2023. 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 twenty colloquia organized along themes.

Important dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts – March 30, 2023
Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentation or full papers May 30, 2023 The first book will come out starting April 30, 2023 for early papers submitted.
Conference dates – June 26 - 30, 2023

Colloquium 1: Global West, North, East and Africa Sub Themes:

  1. New waves of development from the Global West, North, East in Africa – the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia, Scandinavian Countries, China, India and ‘Asian’ Tigers, etc
  2. Covid-19, Spread and Effects on global affairs and Containment, Vaccinations, etc
  3. Rapid urbanization, rural to urban migration, urban poverty and urban violence in cities
  4. Artificial intelligence, social change and Western influences in Africa
  5. The East and Development in Africa: China, India, Turkey, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, etc
  6. Dynamics of influences from Global West, North, East and Africa - Savannah “Silicon Valley’s” and other technology hubs and incubators
  7. Indigenous knowledge (IK) and influence on development
  8. Grassroots and Community Based Development Approaches and Sustainable Development
  9. The UN, World Bank, INGOs, NGOs and Community Based Organizations
  10. Partnerships, Foreign Aid and Western Development models and Sectors and Development
  11. Energy, Water, Pastoralism, Agriculture, Fishing, bee-keeping, Roads, Railways, Air transport, Health, taxi transport (Matatu, Daladala, etc) and other Sectors and Development
  12. Poverty Eradication, Poverty Alleviation, Poverty Reduction, Strategic Management, etc
  13. UN and Development Goals
  14. Social Protection and Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa
  15. NGOs and Faith-based Organizations in African development
  16. Trade Unions, Political Parties, Interest Groups and Sustainable Development
  17. Indigenous African Philanthropy, Good Aid and Bad Aid in Africa and Sustainable Development
  18. Geopolitics, labour movements, migration, displacement and ‘brain drain’
  19. Identity, hybridity, blackness, whiteness and African development
  20. Sexuality, ‘queer’ culture and ‘otherness’ and social development
  21. Pop culture, multiculturalism and minorities and sectoral development
  22. Voice, agency and silences in global and African development
  23. Women’s Liberation, Youth Empowerment and Minority Development
  24. Linguistics, politics of ‘-Phones’ and Language question and sustainable development
  25. Security of Africa and implications on development
  26. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 2: Global West, North, East and African Environment, Business and Strategic Resources Sub-Themes:

  1. Africa and Global West, North, East and effects on Environmental Movements, Climate Change, and other areas of Development on the continent
  2. Global West, North, East and Africa and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs), Rangelands and E-waste Management, Water towers of Africa, Pollution and Water sources
  3. Global Finance, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Banking, Sectors of Development
  4. Patents, Trademarks, Factories, Industries and Manufacturing & Sustainable Development
  5. New Trends in Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
  6. Geopolitics, globalism, European Union, NATO, NAFTA, ECOWAS, EAC and IGAD
  7. Devolution, Decentralization and Resource Mobilization & Sustainable Development
  8. Planning and Management of Natural Resources in West, East, South and North Africa
  9. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship & Development
  10. The Cooperative Movement, Women Groups and Savings Societies
  11. Media, Transport and Communication & Sustainable Development
  12. Regional Blocs, Integration and Regional Trade and Sustainable Development
  13. International Trade and Global Business Management and Sustainable Development
  14. Tourism, Eco-Tourism, Health-Tourism and Sustainable Development
  15. Transparency and Accountability, Corruption and Ethics in Development
  16. Sports, Cable TV, English Premier League, American NBA, Cricket, Rugby and Other Sports & Sustainable Development
  17. Games, Gambling, Betting, Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes and youth in Africa
  18. Forensic auditing and accounting and and Business Trends and Losses
  19. Global Finance and European, American, Asian and Indigenous Influence
  20. SMEs, Cooperative Saving Societies, Micro and village banking and bank agents
  21. Money transfer, Western Union, Mpesa and other mobile banking services
  22. Politics of Covid-19, COVID-billionaires, pharmaceutical politics
  23. Post Covid-19 therapies for businesses, issues of trauma and counselling
  24. Government and private efforts during and after ‘new normal’ under Covid-19
  25. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 3: Education, other social and cultural Sectors in Africa Sub-Themes:

  1. Global West, North, East and influence on African education
  2. Secondary and Primary education
  3. Global Trends and Curriculum Development and New Pedagogies in Higher Education
  4. Global Networks, Higher Education, Linkages, Research, Partnerships and Publishing
  5. Development sectors, Industry, Linkages, Exchange Programmes and Collaborations
    f. Development secctors and Special Education
    g. Education, ICT, teleconferencing, webinars, networking and e-Learning
    h. Women, Minorities and Gender mainstreaming in Education
    i. Development Sectors and Lifelong Learning, Adult Education and Cooperative Education
    j. Science, Industry, Technology and UNESCO projects in Education
    k. Development Sectors, Private Education and Venture Capital
    l. Global Trends, Technical and Vocational Education, Culture, Performance, Literature and
    Sustainable Development
    m. Africa Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
    o. Research Production, Graduate Training and Repositories and anti-Plagiarism
    p. University Ranking and Funding in Higher Education
    q. Global Trends in Education, Basic, Elementary and Secondary Education
    r. New Trends in Teaching and Education and Competency Based Curriculum (CBC)
    s. Covid-19 and education sector
    t. Covid-19 and clamour for online learning in the ‘new normal’
    u. Lifelong learning, Open and Distance Learning (ODL), online learning, e-resources
    v. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 4: Law, Courts, Constitutions, Human Rights Sectors & Development Sub-Themes:

  1. Global West, North, East and Trends, International Court System, Independence of Courts in Africa
  2. Women, youth, minorities and Human Rights and Development
  3. Global Trends and Indigenous, Local, National and Global Legal Systems
  4. Conflict Transformation and Peace Building Issues
  5. Dictatorships, Democracies and Constitutional reforms
  6. Wangari Maathai, Koffi Annan, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Aliko Dangote, Julius Malema, Bob Wine, Eliud Kipchoge, Wole Soyinka, and other new heroes in Africa
  7. Court reporting and Courts in Social Media
  8. Alternative Justice Systems in Africa – Councils of Elders
  9. Environmental Law and Conservation and Development
  10. Role of Regional Blocs and UN in Arbitration in Conflicts
  11. Women, Youth and Courts and Development
  12. Civic and Citizen Education and Development
  13. Land, Special Courts and Small Claims Courts
  14. Human Trafficking and Global Recruitment Firms
  15. IDPs, Refugees, Illegal and Forced Migration
  16. Protocols, Agreements, Treaties and Accords
  17. Truth Commissions and Restoration of Justice
  18. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science, Technology, Fourth Industrial Revolution & Development Sub-Themes:

  1. Global West, North, East and Africa and influence on Highways, Roads, Bridges and Applied Technology
  2. Technical Training, Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
  3. Fifth and Fourth Industrial Revolutions, Global Trends in Engineering
  4. Natural Resource Management, agriculture, livestock and fisheries
  5. Patents, Trademarks, Technology and Innovation
  6. Manufacturing, Industry and University Collaboration
  7. Research and Development (R&D) and Sustainable Development
  8. Industrial Parks and Innovation Villages and Sustainable Development
  9. Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment
  10. ICT, Science and Technology and inclusive Development
  11. STEM, Science, Engineering, Technology, Gender and inclusive Development
  12. Science, Children and Youth and Sustainable Development
  13. Health Tourism, Medicine, HIV and AIDS
  14. Transport (Roads, railways, ports and harbours) and Development
  15. Informal (Jua kali) sector and non-formal sector and Development
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 6: The Third Sector, Religious Organizations, State Agencies, and Sectoral Development Sub-Themes:

  1. Global West, North, East and Africa and influence on Third Sector Development in Africa
  2. Islam, Christianity and development dynamics in Africa
  3. Global Radical Groups, Radical Religious Groups and Global Security
  4. Global Trends in Media and the Church and Development
  5. Small states and challenges of Development
  6. Sectoral development and Faith-Based NGOs and Development
  7. War, Conflict, Philanthropy and Development
  8. Religious Institutions, Sacred Shrines, Religious festivals, etc
  9. Global Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  10. NGOs and Grassroots Development
  11. Income generating groups and Development
  12. State Corporations or Parastatals and Development
  13. Seers, Prophets, Apostles, TV and Global Mega Evangelists and Development
  14. Religion, Environment and Development
  15. Religion, Gender and Women and Development
  16. The Church and Covid-19 Pandemic
  17. The Covid-19 Pandemic and Local, national and regional dynamics
  18. Briefcase NGOs in Africa and corruption
  19. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict, Sectoral and Development Sub-Themes:

a. Global West, North, East and Africa major powers and Security Architecture
b. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global Peace and Security
c. Conflict, Rebel activities, War and Violence
d. The UN, African Union, Gender and Human Rights
e. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
f. Ukraine-Russia War, Humanitarian Assistance and Rise in Oil and Wheat prices
g. War and Refugees and Development
h. Conflict Management, Ethical Issues in Development
i. Democracy, Leadership and Governance
j. Kleptocracies, Totalitarianism and Dictatorship, term limits and Corruption
k. Regional Bodies and Peace and Development
l. Displacement, Refugees and International Affairs
m. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
n. Water wars and conflicts in the world and Development
o. Global security, small arms and light weapons, Maritime security and Development
p. Special Forces and Commando Units
q. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 8: Computer Science, Library, Information and Communication Technology, Media Sectors and Development Sub-Themes:
a) Global West, North, East and Africa and changes in Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) and Development
b) The nature and state of ICT in the world and Africa and Development
c) Computer Science, Mobile Libraries, Dissemination and Publishing
d) Library Resources and Development
e) E-Library/Virtual library and Development
f) E- books/E-Journals and e-Development in Africa
g) Internet Research and online publishing
h) Communication and Journalism and Development
i) Language, FM Radio and TV stations and Development
j. Gender and ICT in Africa
k. ICT and environment in Africa
l. Business innovations in ICT – M-pesa, m-kopa, m-shwari, etc
m. Oral literature and oral narratives and texts
n. Global Media and Africa and Development
o. CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and Reporting Africa
p. Media ownership in Africa
q. Training in journalism in Africa – South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, etc
r. Internet Bandwidth, Cybercrimes and cyber security, FM Radio Stations and Development
s. Film Production, Censorship and Media Freedom
t. Social Media, Fake News, Socialites, Social Media “Influencers” and Media Icons
u. Celebrities, Gender and Media
v. Artificial intelligence and new media
w. Women, girls, youth and Media
x. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 9: Global Trends in Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research, Sectors and Development Sub-Themes:
a. Global West, North, East and Africa and Challenges of invention of states and ethnic groups in Africa
b. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development in Africa
c. Gender, Women and Development in Africa
d. Corporate Social Responsibility
e. Aid and Sectoral Development
f. New Paradigms of Development
g. Minority Groups and Tensions
h. Interdisciplinary Research and Development
i. Public Policy and Ecology
j. Entrepreneurship and Development
k. Minorities and Development
l. Integrated Rural Urban Development
m. Funding Interdisciplinary Research and Development
n. Social, Economic and Political Research
o. Research Regimes
p. Opinion polls, surveys and mapping in Africa
q. Research permits
r. Patents and trade marks
s. University-Industry partnerships
t. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 10: Health, Medicine, Nursing Sectors and Development Sub-Themes:
a. Global West, North, East and influences on African Health Science innovations and inventions in the world
b. COVID-19 pandemic and effects Medical tourism and Development
c. Epidemiology, pandemics, Covid-19, Corona Virus Pandemic & Development
d. Ebola, Rare Diseases, Epidemiology, Yellow Fever, Nile Blindness, Kala-azar disease
e. Global West, North, East and the state of HIV and AIDS and management in Africa
f. Lifestyle diseases, poor and rich people diseases and health services
g. Dietetics, Malnutrition, Nutrition and strategic food resources
h. Health of mothers and fathers
i. Gynecology and obstetrics and child welfare in Africa
j. Problems of Covid-19, Corona Virus Pandemic & Effects on Development
k. Medical insurance schemes and ‘health tourism’
l. Resistance in diseases and campaigns against abuse of drugs
m. Pharmacy, pharmaceuticals and health tender-preneurs
n. Plastic surgery, cosmetics and beauty industry in Africa
o. Nursing challenges, mobile hospitals and clinics in Africa
p. Expatriate doctors and brain drain and bran gain in Africa
q. Psychiatry and mental health in Africa
r. Internal medicine and lifestyle diseases in Africa
s. Aging, obesity and diet and care of the elderly in Africa
t. Malaria and other tropical diseases
u. Development and change in Medical schools in Africa
w. Eradication of polio and other vaccination campaigns
x. Alternative medicine and ethno-medicine in Africa
y. Dietetics and nutrition, kwashiorkor, marasmus, and other issues
z. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 11: Engineering, Technology, Innovation and Sectoral Development Sub-Themes:
a. Global West, North, East and mechanical engineering, global trends in Africa
b. Electronic engineering and Sectoral Development
c. Electrical engineering and Sectoral Development
d. Civil and structural engineering and Sustainable Development
e. Applied technology and African societies
f. Chemical and mining engineering
g. Wind, solar and hydro power and Sustainable Development
h. Factories and industries and Sustainable Development
i. Technical training and Sustainable Development
j. Professional engineering exams
k. Studying engineering and Sustainable Development
l. Engineering training and regulators
m. Innovations, discoveries and innovations
n. Young engineers and Sustainable Development
o. Power generation and Sustainable Development
p. Aviation and flying schools in Africa
q. Manufacturing and Development
r. Textile engineering and production
s. Food processing, storage and nutrition
p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 12: Agriculture, Livestock Development, Fisheries, Irrigation Sectors and Development Sub-Themes:
a. Global West, North, East and African agriculture and green and blue economy
b. Global West, North, East and influence on Crop husbandry and Development
c. Sectoral development in Cash crops and national development
d. Sectoral progress in Tea, coffee, maize, bananas, wheat, rice, beans and vegetables
e. Pyrethrum, sisal and rare crops
f. Agricultural engineering and Development
g. Farm management and Development
h. Training in agriculture
i. Strategic crops and Sustainable Development
j. Male crops and female crops
k. Strategic food reserves
l. Crop rotation and Sustainable Development
m. Seed production and Sustainable Development
n. Rare crops
o. Cooperative societies and Sustainable Development
p. Irrigation agriculture
r. Training in agriculture
s. declining interest in agriculture
t. Pesticides and the challenges of farming
u. Extreme weather and agriculture
v. Strategic crops and Sustainable Development
w. Male crops and female crops
x. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 13: Forestry, Wildlife Management, Tourism Sectors and Development Sub-Themes:
a. Global West, North, East and African forests, wildlife and water resources
b. The part played by Global West, North, East and protection of Carbon sinks in Africa
c. Management of equatorial and tropical forests
d. Challenges of forest management
e. Training in forest and wildlife management
h. Endangered species and Sustainable Development
j. Animal orphanages and Sustainable Development
k. Rare animal species and Sustainable Development
l. Indigenous forests and Sustainable Development
m. Rare tree species and Sustainable Development
n. Rare animal species and Sustainable Development
o. Human/wildlife conflict and Sustainable Development
p. Biodiversity in Africa and Sustainable Development
q. Resources from Tropical and equatorial forests
r. Forestation and desertification
s. Marine parks in Africa
t. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 14: Water, Mining, Petroleum, Minerals and other Sectors Sub-Themes:
a. Global trends in water use and Sustainable Development
b. Water quality and management and Sustainable Development
c. National Water master plans
d. Fresh water use in the world
e. Water processing and retailing
f. Irrigation and Sustainable Development
g. Water transport
h. Mining and Sustainable Development
i. Strategic minerals and Sustainable Development
j. Petroleum production in Africa
k. The curse of oil in Africa
l. Conflicts over oil production
m. Oil contracting in Africa and Sustainable Development
n. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 15: Business Studies, Commerce and Economics and Development Sub-Themes:
a. Global West, North, East and Global Business Deals in Africa
b. Global Economics and development
c. Business Transactions in a global world
d. Dynamics of e-business and ‘Silicon Valleys’ of Africa
e. The era of grand projects and grand corruption in Africa
f. Standard Gauge Railways in Africa and Expressways
g. China and Business Development in Africa
h. Asian Business interests in Africa and sustainable development
i. Mega road and port projects in Africa and Development
j. Banking mergers and macro finance and development
k. Table banking and micro finance
l. Housing and sustainable development
m. Any other topic in finance and economics

Colloquium 16: Music, Theater, Art and Heritage Sub-Themes:
a. Global West, North, East and advancement in entertainment in Africa
b. Pop music and global Musical trends and Global Politics of the arts
c. African music – soul, afro pop, hip hop, rap, rock and roll, high life, etc
d. Rhumba, Lingala, Bongo Fleva, Omutibo, Benga, Chakacha and Mganda – T.P.O.K
Jazz, Simba Wanyika, Morogoro Jazz, Super Mazember, Mangelepa, Wasafi, etc
e. African short story and effects on literature
f. African novel and development
g. Hollywood and Black Africa – Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Trevor Noah, etc
h. Nollywood and Africa
i. Afro cinema and Africa soap operas
j. Theater and culture in Africa
k. African art and preservation of African heritage
l. Village theaters and theft of African artifacts
m. UNESCO and protection of Heritage sites - Fort Jesus, Kit Mikai, Crying stone of Kakamega (Ikhonga Murwi), Kaya Sacred Forests, Caves of Mt. Elgon, “Foot of
Jesus” in Vihiga, Kenya
n. Weaponizing African bodies, Sara Bartman (Hottentot Venus), Indigenous art in Africa and return of the heads of Koitalel Samoei and Otenyo, return of the tooth of
Patrice Lumumba
o. Unique and rare art such as Makonde and Kamba carvings
p. Any other topic

Colloquium 17: Pre-conference Postgraduate Research Workshop for PhD and Masters Students on Proposal and Thesis Writing – June 27, 2022 (we encourage early registration of minimum 20 and maximum 40 participants) - Registration is US$50

The workshop will cover the following topics:
a. Choosing a research topic for Masters, PhD and Other Researches
b. Identifying independent and dependent variables in a topic
c. How to write an effective and attractive title – maximum 20 words
d. How to write an effective abstract
e. How to write an effective introduction
f. Identifying and writing an effective statement of the problem
g. Writing Smart Objectives
h. Writing proper Research Questions
i. Hypotheses
j. Justification, rationale and significance
k. Techniques of Literature Review
l. Conceptual and theoretical Framework
m. Research Methods, Methodologies and Designs
n. Quantitative and Qualitative Data analysis and interpretation
o. Analysis and Presentation of Findings
p. Report writing for Masters, PhD and Research Project
q. Writing References according to APA, Chicago, Harvard and Other Manuals
r. Writing a journal article from a thesis
s. Writing a chapter in an edited book
t. Understanding point system in publications for journals, book chapters, etc
u. Understanding citation index, impact factor and rating
v. Any other relevant topic requested by trainees

Colloquium 18: Pre-conference Training on Proposal, Grant writing and Fundraising Workshop for Professors and Lecturers - June 27, 2023 (we encourage early registration of minimum 20 and maximum 40 participants) Registration is US$50

The workshop will cover the following topics:
a. How to write a successful research proposal
b. How to write a successful grant proposal
c. Identifying a research area and unique topic
d. Creating a research edge
e. Creating collaborations and networks
f. Cross-country research team building
g. Fundraising strategies for institutions and organizations
h. Why proposals are selected
i. Why proposals are rejected
j. Identifying funding agencies
k. Any other relevant topic requested by trainee

Colloquium 19: Pre-conference Training on Professional Editing, Peer Review Process, Supervision of Masters and PhD Theses and Preparing New Courses - June 27, 2023 (we encourage early registration of minimum 20 and maximum 40 participants) – Registration is US$50
The workshop will cover the following topics:
a. How to edit a journal article
b. How to write a book proposal
c. How to edit a book length manuscript
d. Writing a manuscript
e. Converting PhD or Master’s thesis into a book
f. Identifying a good publisher
g. Professional editing
h. Peer review process – the process and techniques
i. Effective supervision of masters and PhD theses and dissertations
j. Preparing new courses and programs
k. Writing modules for Open and Distance Learning and Online classes
l. Any other relevant topic requested by trainees
Colloquium 20: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings Sub-Themes:
a. Open for any panels or roundtables or association meetings
b. Any relevant topic

Registration Fees:

  1. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations (Physical presentation in Nairobi: US$ 70 (KES 7,000); Online Presentation: US$50 (KES. 5,000)
  2. Rest of Africa (Physical presentation in Nairobi US$ 150, Online Presentation US$100)
  3. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc (Physical presentation in Nairobi US$ 200, Online Presentation US$150)
  4. Exhibition and advertising stand - US$ 200
  5. Colloquium 17, 18 and 19 pay additional US$50 per colloquia

Registration fee payments to: Center for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:
Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, (Convener and Prof. (Eng). Abel Mayaka (Co-convenor)
Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
P.O. Box 13447-00400,
Nairobi, Kenya
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Website: See Call for Papers for the 14th Conference, Nairobi, Kenya June 26 – 30 2023