LU 5th Biennial International Conference

5th BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Date: 26th - 29th May 2020

Conference Theme: Strengthening Education, Science, Research and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals

Education, science, innovation and research are key factors in realizing the Four Kenyan Government Pillars of Development and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development (SD). Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) underline many countries ideal vision for the future in building prosperity for their populations, while checking impediments to growth. It is therefore crucial to dialogue across disciplines with a view to coming up with sound approaches for sustainable livelihoods. While the industry has the potential to unleash and harness innovative solutions to national challenges, the necessary transformation for development is shaped and influenced by the organizational overarching vision for both short and long term solutions. The conference will address new approaches and actions that are suitable for tackling current and future developmental challenges.

SUB-THEMES:

1. Agriculture, ASALS and Food Security

2. Environmental Conservation, Energy and Climate Change

3. Health, Water, Sanitation and Safety

4. Education and Knowledge System Management

5. Science, Technology and Innovation

6. Sports Science, Recreation and Management

7. Security, Conflict Resolution and Disaster Management

8. Policy, Devolution and Governance

9. Economics, Business, Management and Tourism

 

Important Deadlines:

Submission of Abstracts: Friday 20th March, 2020.

Submission of full papers for accepted abstracts: Friday 24th April 2020.

Early Bird registration before Friday 27th March, 2020

 

Abstract/Paper Submission

Send Abstract not exceeding 300-words in MS-word; Times New Roman; font size12; 1.5 spacing; author name, institution, thematic area, email address and a maximum of five key words to conference2020@laikipia.ac.ke. Please put “Conference Abstract” in your subject line.

 

Conference Registration:               Early bird                              Late Registration

All East African Participants              Kes 6,000                                Kes 8,000

All other International participants    USD 120                                 USD150

Laikipia University Students             Kes 1,500                                Kes 2,000

All other students                             Kes 2,000                                Kes 2,500

Exhibitors’ fee             Kes 5000 per day

 

Registration fee payments to:

Laikipia University, (Attn: 5th Biennial International Conference-A/C 1125437723 - Kenya Commercial Bank, Nyahururu; Swift Code or electronic transfer is KCBL KENX 4055 1125437723). Scan the payment document and Email to jkingau@laikipia.ac.ke for registration purposes. You can also send your payments through Mpesa Pay Bill No.829850 (Indicate your names as the account No.)

 

All Enquiries to: Prof. Nicholas Kamau : nkamau@laikipia.ac.ke Tel: +254 721 214 642

Dr. John King’au: jkingau@laikipia.ac.ke Tel: +254 727 633 811

For Further Information: Please contact conference2020@laikipia.ac.ke

 

SUMMARY OF RESEARCH THEMATIC AREAS FOR THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

KEY RESEARCH PRIORITIES IDENTIFIED

  1. SPORTS SCIENCE, RECREATION AND MANAGEMENT
  2. SECURITY, CONFLICT RESOLUTIONAND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
  3. AGRICULTURE, ASALS MANAGEMENT AND FOOD SECURITY
  4. HEALTH, WATER, SANITATION AND SAFETY
  5. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
  6. CHANGES AND REFORMS IN EDUCATION SECTOR
  7. ECONOMICS, BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
  8. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
  9. SOCIETAL DYNAMICS AND KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
  10.  POLICY, DEVOLUTION AND GOVERNANCE

 

SUB-THEMATIC RESEARCH AREAS

The subthemes for the Conference are as follows:

  1. AGRICULTURE, ASALS, MANAGEMENT AND FOOD SECURITY
    1. Conservation Agriculture
    2. Adaptable Crops and Livestock
    3. Land use and Soil Conservation
    4. Irrigation and Water Use Efficiency
    5. Greenhouse Technologies
    6. Post-harvest and preservation technologies
    7. Agricultural Value Chains
  2. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
    1. Mitigating factors in Climate Change
    2. Renewable or Green Energy
    3. Sustainable use of Natural Resources
    4. Energy saving Technologies
    5. Environmental Impact Assessment
    6. Indigenous Knowledge and Environmental conservation
    7. Environmental Law and Policies
  3. HEALTH, WATER, SANITATION AND SAFETY
    1. Water harvesting and Treatment Technology
    2. Waste water disposal and Technologies
    3. Water Quality and Quantity
    4. Water borne Infections and Safety
    5. Reproductive Health
    6. Nutritional Health
    7. Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases
    8. Epidemics and Zoonosis
  4. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
    1. Basic Sciences Research
    2. Biotechnology and Bio-informatics
    3. Innovative Transfer and Technologies adoption
    4. Affordable and appropriate shelter development 
  5. SPORTS SCIENCE, RECREATION AND MANAGEMENT
    1. Talents Development and Management
    2. History and Sports
    3. Arts, Recreation and Leisure
    4. Sports and Recreation Management 
  6. SECURITY, CONFLICT RESOLUTIONAND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
    1. Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism 
    2. Crime and Criminology
    3. Conflict Resolution and Mechanism
    4. Disaster Management
    5. National Cohesion and Integration
    6. Cyber Crime and Social Media
  7. EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
    1. Changes and Reforms in the Education Sector
    2. Information Science and ICT
    3. Brain Drain and Development
    4. Social Changes 
    5. Literary and Communication Studies
  8. POLICY, DEVOLUTION AND GOVERNANCE
    1. Gender, Equity and Policy
    2.   Electoral politics and Representation
    3. Trends in Devolution and Governance
    4. Sexuality and Society
    5. Human Rights and Justice
    6. Law and Governance 
  9. ECONOMICS, BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND TOURISM
    1. Financial Management and Accounting
    2. Regional Trade and Economic integration
    3. Entrepreneurship and Financial inclusion
    4. Micro-finance and Development
    5. Business Opportunities and Management
    6. Management information systems and management science
    7. Trade and Global Market economy
    8. Human Resources Management
    9. Tourism and Hospitality
    10. Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics 

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