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Conference on Strengthening Research and Innovations for Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Development

Theme: Strengthening Research and Innovations for Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Development

Introduction

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges to development. Sustainable development goal number 13 provides opportunities for developed and developing nations to work together to find and implement solutions that enhance climate mitigation and adaptation. This goal resonates with the objective of the Paris Agreement, namely, “to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty”. This includes holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels; and increasing the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development, in a manner that does not threaten food production.

Achieving most of the Sustainable Development Goals will be a great challenge for majority of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This is because the effects of extreme climate events, especially droughts, are projected to worsen in the coming decades at the SSA region. This conference brings together scholars, policy makers and practitioners to share advances in research and innovations aimed at strengthening Africa’s adaptive capacity.

Conference Subthemes

  • Religion and Climate Change response in Africa
  • Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies
  • Women, Gender and Climate Adaptation
  • Mainstreaming ICT in Climate Responses in Different Sectors – “Climate Proofing”
  • Media and Climate Change Response
  • Climate Change Related Conflicts
  • Small Businesses and Micro-enterprises and Climate Adaptation
  • Climate Finance
  • Evidence Based Practice Workshop: Academe and Religion

Important Dates

20th July, 2017 Submission of Abstracts

31st July, Notification of Decision

30th August, Submission of Full Papers with Revised Abstracts

1st August, Deadline for late Registration

31st October and 1st, November Pre Conference Workshop for Postgraduate Students

 

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African Interdisciplinary Conference on Contemporary Violence in Africa

Theme: Contemporary Violence in Africa

Aim of the Conference

  1. Build on the clear empirical and theortical conceptualization of the interdisciplinary nature of understanding violence.
  2. Enhance our understanding of comtemporary manifestations of violence.
  3. Engage with relevant actors and authorities on the question of violence.
  4. Provide clear startegies that activists and various groups could use in addressing violence in our communities.
  5. Build closer networks between various players concerned with violence in the world toda.y

Submissions

Papers from scholars who hold PhD's in this interdisciplinary project from but not limited to the field of Anthropology, Business, Bible, Communication, Culture, Development, Computer Science, Education, Ethnicity Studies, History, Law, Gender Studies, Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Pastoral Care, Psychlogy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Information Technology, Theologies and Women Studies.

Thematic Areas but not Limited to:

  • Economic Violence
  • Ethnic Violence
  • Globalization and Violence
  • Political Violence
  • PostColonial Violence
  • Religious Violence
  • Violence against Women/men
  • Violence against Children
  • Media Representation of Violence
  • Leadership and Violence
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)and Violence

Submission Guidelines

Style: Both the abstract and the final paper to utilize Chicago Manual of Style (see attached copy) The Chicago Manual of Style available at:

Abstracts

Abstract of 500 words must be accompanied with your CV including professional affiliation, publications, Institutions. Contact information (email and telephone numbers).

Full Papers

Final paper should be about 5,500 words (approximately 20 double spaced pages with the font of Times New Roman 12, inclusive of bibliography) Previously published papers are not accepted for this conference.

Important Dates

June 30. 2017 Submission of Abstracts

August 30. 2017 Notification of Accepted Abstracts

December 30. 2017 Submission of Full Papers

Confrence Fees

Registration fees for the conference ksh.3000

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Our Vision

A University of academic excellence based on Christian principles producing graduates in various fields for global service.

Our Mission

To develop servant leaders by imparting knowledge, skills and values through creative methods of education, research and Christian spiritual formation.

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