Date
November 24, 2021 - November 26, 2021
Time
08:00 - 17:00
Location
Exclusively Virtual Conference

Science Outputs for Addressing Grand Societal Challenges For Transformational Impacts

The global, regional and national agenda and programmes for sustainably improved welfare is threatened by many natural and non-natural challenges. The novel Coronavirus has suppressed global economic activities for nearly a year and a half since its outbreak in late 2019 and disrupted conventional work, research and learning environments.  The global 2030 agenda, regional and national development visions and action plans did not achieve much during the year ending 2020. We need to appraise how our utilization science and research outputs may guide in the application of knowledge, what we could we have done better and lessons learned that we can use to mitigate such global challenges. Are we upholding good scientific disciplines, for example scientific leadership, championing innovativeness in research, applicability and working towards legacy to the benefit of present and future generations? Addressing these issues will be the core focus on conference papers, online posters and exhibitions during the CBPS research week 2021 e-conference. The Conference will run for three days 24 – 26 November, 2021 with an overall theme “Rethinking research, innovation & technology for sustainable development”. Abstracts are invited under this overall theme and/or following sub-themes:

  1. Science, Technology and Innovation in Industry for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation:
  • Start-Ups, SMEs; MSMEs and Spin-offs
  • Science, technology and innovation for value addition and job creation
  • Natural and artificial raw materials in industry
  • Biotechnology and nanotechnology
  • Statistical Quality control and acceptance sampling in industry
  • Automation for improved industry
  • Alternative sources of energy for development
  • Science- Investment Partnerships for Training and Technology Transfer
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Environmental Conservation
  1. Accelerating Sustainable Universal Health Care through Advances in Scientific Research, Technology and Innovation:
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) technologies.
  • Emerging viral, bacterial and societal diseases
  • Improved diagnostic techniques
  • Actuarial models for health insurance
  • Models for disease prediction
  • Geo-environment and health
  • Advances in management and disposal of hazardous wastes
  1. Promoting Collaborative Scientific Research, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Utilization of Natural Products:
  • Advances in bio-materials for construction, fuel and biochemical production
  • Green-housing technologies
  • Indigenous knowledge, Traditional Health systems and natural products
  • Pharmacology and bio-prospecting
  • Sustainable environmental resource utilization
  • Biofuels and alternative energy sources versus food security
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Natural products in drug discovery
  • Natural product chemistry -biology
  • Patenting
  • Climate change and natural product
  1. Scientific Research, Technology and Innovations for Sustainable Food Production
  • Insects for food and feed
  • Microorganisms in food production enhancement
  • Advances in crop protection
  • Monitoring, Early Warning Systems for Agriculture and Livestock
  • Genetically Modified Foods and Crops
  • Water for Food Security
  • Rocks for Crops
  • Smart farming
  • Alternative food sources for enhanced food security
  • Climate Change and Smart Agriculture
  1. Management of Emerging Calamities, Diseases and Pests
  • Pest control -Locust, army worm, maize virus etc.
  • Predicting and managing emerging and chronic calamities such as flooding and drought.
  • Models for prediction of agricultural pest invasions.
  • Control /management of emerging human diseases such as Ebola, COVID-2019.
  1. Research Outputs and Applications from the Basic Sciences and Practices:
    • Mathematics (Biostatistics, Algebraic Geometry, Actuarial Sciences, among others)
    • Meteorology
    • Geology
    • Climate Change
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Computer Science
    • Physics

Conference Sub-Themes:

  • Science, Technology, and Innovation in Industry for Sustainable Socio – Economic Transformation
  • Accelerating Sustainable Universal Health Care through Advances in Scientific Research, Technology, and Innovation
  • Promoting Collaborative Scientific Research, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Utilization of Natural Products
  • Scientific Research, Technology, and Innovations for Sustainable Food Production
  • Management of Emerging Calamities, Diseases and Pests
  • Research Outputs and Applications from the Basic Sciences and Practices

 ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Abstracts will be submitted and reviewed under the specified subthemes.
  • The title of the presentation must indicate the review subtheme (as listed above) and indicated in brackets.
  • Only those abstracts from authors who have registered and paid up the registration fees will be included in the final program.
  • Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract and the research work to be published in the conference publications.
  • Abstracts must be original and must not be or have been published.
  • The Conference Committee will determine suitability of abstracts and whether it is accepted as a poster or for oral presentation.
  • The lead author will be notified of the abstract status. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract before it is submitted.
  • All presenters must submit their full presentations or papers before November 19, 2021.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline for submission of Abstracts has been extended to November 5, 2021
  • Acceptance notification: November 9, 2021
  • Conference Registration Deadline: November 12, 2021
  • Deadline for submission of full papers/presentations: November 19, 2021

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES:

  • Registration: KES 1000

ABSTRACT PREPARATION

Abstract must bear the title, name of presenting author and co-authors, their affiliation details and the email of the presenting author. Abstract title should be limited to 25 words and in UPPER CASE. Abstract text must be limited to 300 words or less. We recommend using word-processing software (for example, Ms Word) for editing your abstract and counting the number of words. Abstracts should include the following information: Background and aims, Methods, Key Results, Conclusions with indication of how work can help to overcome real life challenges and lead to better practices for improved society.

 FULL PAPERS (TO AFRICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES (AJPS)).

To submit a full paper please download and use the AJPS template (See link to AJPS guidelines- [http://journals.uonbi.ac.ke/index.php/ajps])

 CONFERENCE VENUE: Online

(View the link to the conference website: (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/in%3Asent+call+for+research+week+2021/CqMvqmWTjVPWJtsspgrHMcWmCsbzPQGbmxgzGPWbVdjPXxThwKCsLGMHtMhdvgHDFdnDvLjgFFg?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1)

 

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  1. Catherine Lukhoba, Department of Biology (The Chair)
  2. Joseph Mutemi, Department of Earth & Climate Science (Co-Chair)
  3. Nelson Onyango, Department of Mathematics
  4. Wanjiku Ng’ang’a, Department of Computer Science
  5. Josphat Mulwa, Department of Earth & Climate Science
  6. Benard Kulohoma, Department of Biochemistry
  7. Solomon Derese, Department of Chemistry
  8. Robinson Musembi, Department of Physics
  9. Samuel Kiboi, Department of Biology
  10. Francis Mulaa, Ag. Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology (Host)
  11. Jacqueline Aput (FST Committee Secretary)

 

Contact details:

Email: fst-research@uonbi.ac.ke

Mobile phone: +254-733-524549; +254-752-635117

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