Call for Papers, Posters and Exhibits

JARAMOGI OGINGA ODINGA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

2nd JOOUST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

23RD – 26TH OCTOBER 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS, POSTERS AND EXHIBITS

The JOOUST Conference is a multi-disciplinary biannual conference that attracts high quality presentations on a wide range of important current and emerging research, training, development and industrial issues. The conference attracts papers, poster presentations, and exhibitions. It is designed to encourage productive interaction among participants.

Theme: Promoting Creativity, Innovation and Productivity for Sustainable Development

This year's conference will provide opportunity for participants to discuss the state of knowledge and practice in the priority areas for development set out by the Government and provided under each sub-theme. The forum will provide opportunity for the academia, private sector, government and other stakeholders to identify trends and needs in training, research and policy priority areas. The conference will strengthen interaction, networking, development of collaborations and linkages in order to realize inclusive and sustainable development.


Papers, Posters and Exhibits are now being accepted in five sub-thematic areas as follows:

Sub-theme I: Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition
Technologies to improve agricultural productivity; food accessibility; alternative sources of food and feed; promoting a smallholder farmer-focused research agenda; enabling infrastructure for food systems; climate technologies for food security; and governing agricultural innovation and policy coherence; as well as socio-economic and cultural issues.

Sub-theme II: Human Capital
Educational and social reforms, equity in universal healthcare, evidence-based capacity building, community programs, youth employment, knowledge management strategies and their link to social and economic development; gender equity and empowerment 

Sub-theme III: Green and Blue Economy
Environmental degradation and conservation, demographic impacts and natural resources, biotic including aquatic ecosystems, environmental impact assessment, climatic change and adaptation strategies, eco-shelters, clean energy trends and technologies, energy efficiency, low carbon technologies for manufacturing, smart and sustainable materials.

Sub-theme IV: Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure and Inclusive Human Settlements 
Resilient infrastructure, inclusive and sustainable industrialization and innovation; inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements.

Sub-theme V: University-Industry Partnership and Governance
Current trends and best practices in multi-stakeholder partnerships/Linkages; knowledge sharing, expertise, technology and financial support; Public-private partnerships; governments; civil societies; Industry; Civil Society and other stakeholders; governance and corporate performance. 

Pre-conference symposium
Postgraduate students are invited to present on-going research in a special pre-conference session on 23rd October, 2018 which will be attended by senior scholars.

Targeted participants
Researchers and Scholars in Local, Regional and International Universities and Research Institutes; Practitioners in National Governments, the Private Sector, County Governments,  Regional economic initiatives and Civil Society.

Exhibitors and poster presenters will be expected to send half a page description for selection. Accepted posters will be asked to produce a poster for display at the conference. Maximum poster size is A0 (0.84 x 1.19 m) in portrait orientation.

Submit your papers at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=2jooustic2018

Submit your posters and exhibits to : conferences@jooust.ac.ke

Important Dates and Timelines
Deadline for submissions of Papers             -           9th July, 2018 at GMT +3
Feedback on accepted Papers                      -           11th September, 2018
Submission of camera ready Papers            -           2nd October, 2018
The Conference                                             -           23rd – 26th October 2018

Conference Fees

Category

Registration

 

Kshs

US$

Students

4,000

40

Local and Regional Participants (East Africa)

12,000

120

International Participants

16,000

160

Extibitors

20,000

200


Registration fees will cover refreshments, conference materials and lunch only. Accommodation is available within Kisumu City at affordable rates. The Secretariat may assist in bookings and reservations on request. Payments should be made to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology at Kenya Commercial Bank, Account No. 1117122409 Bondo Branch. Swift Code KCBLKNX(Kenya Shillings A/C) or Barclays Bank, Acct. No. 2024513516, Kisumu Branch. Swift Code BARCKENX (Dollar A/C).

For enquiries and more information, contact:

The JOOUST Conference Secretariat

Email: conferences@jooust.ac.ke, Tel: No. +254 (0)57 2058102 or
See website http://conferences.jooust.ac.ke  

Contact Details

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST)

Bondo (Main) Campus 
P.O. Box 210 - 40601 Bondo – Kenya. 

Telephones
Safaricom: 0791696414
Airtel: 0738432051

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