Draft Conference programme for June 22-25 2016 at Multimedia University of Kenya

KESSA-MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY OF KENYA JOINT INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE, June 22-25, 2016 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY OF KENTA                    KENYA SCHOLARS AND STUDIES ASSOCIATION (KESSA)

 

 

KESSA-MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY OF KENYA JOINT INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE, June 22-25, 2016 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

 

DAY 1 Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

 

  • Arrival and Registration of delegates

 

  • Familiarization and visit to Conference venue

 

  • Checking into hotel rooms

 

  • Distribution of name tags and conference material

 

  • Corrections on the Programme

 

  • Make any announcements and changes

 

  • PowerPoint presentations given to ICT staff for presentation

 

  • Please Register on the first day, June 22, 2016 from 2pm


DAY 2 Thursday, June 23th, 2016

 

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Justus Mbae, Vice Chancellor, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya

Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Vice Chancellor, United States International University (USIU-Africa), Kenya

Prof. Winston Akala Jumba, Dean, Faculty of Education, College of Education and External Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya

 

8:00am – 10:30am: Conference Opening and Keynote address

Moderator: Amb. Prof. David Kikaya, United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

 

8:00am- 9:00am Registration
9:00am-9:05am

 

Opening Prayer

 

9:05am – 9:15am Welcome remarks from Convenor Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi
9:15am – 9:20am Welcome remarks by Co-Convenor Prof. Abel Mayaka
9:20am – 9:40am Official opening by the Chief Guest, Amb. Prof. Justus Kaberia, Vice Chancellor, Multimedia University of Kenya
9:40am- 10:10am Keynote address by Prof. Justus Mbae, Vice Chancellor, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
10:10am – 10:15am

 

Vote of thanks by Dr. Lillian Otieno-Omutoko, University of Nairobi
10:15- 11: 00am Group Photo/Health Break

 


Parallel Sessions

 

Panel Session A: 11:00am – 1:00pm

 

Panel A1: Politics, Judiciary, Language Question and Development in Africa

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Mumo Nzau

 

Gato Gilbert Semaana, (Bishop Barham University College, Uganda), Maternal Health and the Development of Uganda: A case Study of Kisoro District, Uganda

 

Abaya Angulu Samson (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria), A Critical Examination of Language Situation in Nigeria and its Impact on National Development, Nigeria

 

Agbo, Uchechukwu Johnson, (Federal University Wukari, Taraba State – Nigeria) Dependency Syndrome and Obasanjo’s Policy Reforms: 1999-2007

 

Amutabi Maurice, (Africa Interdisciplinary Studies Association- AISA), Transient Nature of Political Parties in Kenya and the Challenge of Building Stable Political Institution and Structures in the Country: Retrospection

 

Paul Adole Ejembi (Islamic University in Uganda), Galvanizing the Realization of the Right of African States to Development under International Law: A Conscionable Desideration or Malapropos

 

Nzau Mumo (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa-CUEA), Bench, Bar and the Bandit Economy: A Critical Analysis of the Kenya’s Judicial System under the 2010 Constitution, Kenya

 

Panel A2: Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Management of Resources in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair: Christopher Ndlovu,

 

  1. Awoniyi (Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria), Heritage, Culture and Development In Africa: The Nigerian Experience

 

Jonanga Livingstone (Kisii University, Kenya.), Environmental Impact Assessment Process in Kenya: The Green-light for Environmental Destruction.

 

Ebiede, Tonye Marclint, (United States International University-Africa, Kenya) On Paris We Stand?  The Global Climate Change Agreement and Its Implications for Countries in Africa,

 

Odero Neychor, ( Kendu Bay,Kenya ) The Physics Of Carbon Dioxide And Climate Change, The Mango Tree

 

Sammy Mwangi (Karatina University, Kenya), Consociational Democracy and Peace Building in Devolved Systems of Governance in Kenya (2010-2015).

 

Christopher Ndlovu, (Lupane State University), (Sipho Sibanda, Solusi University), Indigenous Knowledge Systems: implications for Agricultural Education in Zimbabwe.

 

Panel A3: Higher Education, Teacher Education, Secondary Schools and Development

Location: Room 3

Chair: Lydiah Nganga

 

Olisaemeka Angela Nneka,( (University of Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria) Emotional Intelligence, Academic Self- Efficacy And Braille Use As Predictors Of Academic Achievement Among Secondary School Students With Visual Impairment In Anambra State.

 

Hiire Geoffrey Boaz and Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda) History of QA Movement and its Influence in Higher Education,

 

Asiago Dorcah (University Of lirobi, Kenya), The Challenges Facing Head Teacher’s Role in the Implementation of The School Feeding Programme in Public Primary Schools in Nairobi Province

 

Musepa, M., Luchembe, M and S.N Ng’ambi-Chipalo, (University of Zambia.), Adult Learning and Instruction: availability, participation and utilization – The case of Chipata district of Eastern province in Zambia

 

Nancy Mayoyo & Tom Nyangáu (Kisii University, Kenya), An Assessment of The Relationship Between Facebook and Academic Achievement of Kisii University Fourth Year Bachelor Of Education Students.

 

Lydiah Nganga (University of Wyoming, U.S.A.), John Kambutu (Kenya) Preparing teachers for a globalized world

 

Panel A4: Teacher Education, Counselling, Research, Science and Development in Africa

Location: Room 4

Chair: Lukwago Rashid

 

Phanuel Kisambo Gudi (Kisii University), The effect of mastery of skills of drawing Biology diagrams during the learning of Biology on the learners performance in the subject, Kenya

 

Grace Atemi Ondieki (Kisii University), The State Of Guidance And Counselling and the Impact On Adolescents Drug Abuse In Secondary Schools In Kisii County, Kenya

 

Jacinta Mwende Maweu (University of Nairobi, Kenya) Moulding Self-reliant students by Addressing the Critical thinking gap in Educational reforms in Kenya.
Yahya Ibrahim Harande (Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria), Bibliographic Control Through Bibliometrics Approach in Scientific Researches: A literature Review

 

Elsabé Wessels & Nolutho Diko, (Mafeking Campus, North-West University-South Africa) Teaching Learner Support Using Real-Life Environment to Enhance Students’ Understanding

Laban Mgendi Irhene (University of Arusha, Usa-River, Arusha, Tanzania), Lifelong Learning: African Perspective

 

Lukwago Rashid and Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University), Pedagogical knowledge and Effectiveness of Academic Staff in the Teaching-Learning Process at Makerere University, Uganda

 

Panel A5: Religion, the Church, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa

Chair: Mastone Mbewe

Location: Room 5

 

Mastone Mbewe, (University of Malawi, Malawi), Exploring the Church’s Contribution to Political Life in Malawi: The Case of Roman Catholic Church.

 

Stephen Kioko David &Michael T. Katola, (Kenyatta University, Kenya), Church and the State: The Church-State Relationship after the Second Liberation Struggle in Kenya

 

Diane Ciekawy (Ohio University, and Athens, USA), A Quest for Prosperity: Kaya as a Mijikenda Faith-Based Development Institution

 

John Musalia, (Western Kentucky University, USA), Membership in Organization, Trust and Health in Kenya

 

Edgar Chemwami Marumbu &Vincent Moracha, (Kisii University, Kenya), Media and the Church in Africa

 

Gemade, Comfort Kamimi (Benue State University, Makurdi-Nigeria), Climate Change and the Church in Nigeria

 

Panel A6: Engineering, ICT, Media,  Science and Technology In Africa

Location: Room 6

Chair: Abel N. Mayaka

 

Peter Ocholla George Aike and Andrew Hall (Kwadlangezwa, South Africa) Adequacy of satellite derived rainfall data for Rainwater Harvesting Modelling in Mtubatuba Area in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

 

Tirus Muya, Maina James & Ogalo Naomi Mwai, (Kisii University and Technical University of Kenya), The Pedagogical Readiness of Instructors towards Achieving Integration of ICTS in TVET Institutions in Kenya

 

Phenny Mwanga, Abiud Banda, Pritchard Mukuka, Chalusa Chisanga, Maboshe Libati, Hastings M. Libati, Lusungu Ndovi (Copper belt University, Kitwe Zambia), Designing and building a low cost mobile micro sensor for air quality monitoring

 

Matthews Ollyn & Yaone Rapitsenyan, (University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana), Understanding design and user-centered design: Perspectives of the furniture manufacturing industry in Botswana

 

Nanncy Adagala – Ombuya, (Maasai Mara University, Kenya), The Extent to which Effective Communication is practiced among Internal Publics of Privately Owned Secondary Schools: The case of Nairobi County, Kenya
Tirus Muya Maina & Charity Mweru Maina (Murang’a University College and Technical University of Kenya), Kenya towards Mobile Virtue Network Operator: Opportunities and challenges

 

Abel N. Mayaka, Dickson Andala (Multimedia University of Kenya), Kezia N. Ngugi, Moses Mwangi, (South Eastern Kenya University), Design of an Ecosan Toilet Model for Kenyan Schools

 

Lunch – 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Parallel Sessions B 2:00pm – 3:30pm

 

Panel B1: Radicalization, Security Issues, Borders and Development

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Lenshie, Nsemba Edward

 

Githae, Joan, Fridah Mugo and Janet Kassilly, (Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology-MMUST and University of Nairobi, Kenya), Youth violence-The critical challenge of development in Africa-“A call for family Support”

 

Yongo, David Dura, (Federal University, Katsina State, Nigeria),The rise of Militant Islam against Western Imperialism: A Critical Challenge to African Development in the 21st Century.

 

Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University, Kenya), Sources, Trends and Influences in Radicalization of Women and Girls: Implications for Security in Kenya

 

Wilson Namusi & Simbarashe Namusi, (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe), An evaluation of the role of the Organ for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration in post conflict Zimbabwe.

 

Linda Piknerova, (University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic), Landlocked States and its Relationship to Development

 

Lenshie, Nsemba Edward, (Taraba State University, Jalingo North-East, Nigeria), Igbo Economic Relations, Resilience and Challenges in Northern Nigeria: The Post-Civil War Experience.

 

Panel B2: Library, Information Science and Communication Technology.

Location: Room 2

Chair:  Kabiru Dahiru Abbas

 

Tirus Muya Maina &Charity Mweru Maina, (Murang’a University College and Technical University of Kenya.), Kenya towards Mobile Virtue Network Operator: Opportunities and challenges.

 

Bappah Magaji Abubakar, (Bayero University, and Kano, Nigeria), New Skills and Competencies required by Academic Librarians in the Information: A case of Nigeria.

 

Auwalu Muhammad Giginyu, (Bayero University, Nigeria), Awareness and use of Internet Search Engines by the Students of Kano State Tertiary Institutions Bayero University.

 

Mugalavai Cynthia Chamwada, (Moi University, Kenya), The roles of records management policy framework at Kakamega County.

 

Nyakundi James Nyambane, (United States International University-Africa) Emerging trends in Library services for Children

 

Kabiru Dahiru Abbas, (Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria), Application of Information and Communication Technologies for the Management of Knowledge and Innovations in Nigerian Agricultural Research Institutes

 

Panel B3: Gender, Feminism, Tourism and Development in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair: Mohammmed Abubakar Bitagi

 

Gwendolene P. Zenabuin, (University of Buea, Cameroon), Gender Roles and Representation: Women’s Oral Genres in Kedjom

 

Theresia Mdlongwa, (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe), The Femininity of Poverty and the Post Colony in We Need New Names (2014), Running with Mother (2012) and The Uncertainty of Hope (2006)

 

Amutabi Maurice, (Africa Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) Narratives around Ikhonga Murwe (Crying Stone) Of Kakamega and implications for Tourism Development in Western Kenya Some critical Reflections

 

Mercy Olimba,(Marist International University College, A constituent of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa-CUEA), Waste management and Child labour in Informal settlement in Kenya: A specific reference to Ngong Dumping Site

 

Felix Olayinka Awogbemi & Nandutu Merab Kimo, (Islamic University of  Uganda & Bugema University, Mbale, Uganda), Effect of Domestic Violence on The Socio-Economic Well-Being of Households in Bungokho Community, Mbale District

 

Mohammmed Abubakar Bitagi, (Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria), Availability of Information Resources for Research in Agricultural Research Institutes (ARI) in Nigeria

 

Panel B4: ICT, Quality Assurance, Gender Dynamics, Education and Development

Location: Room 4

Chair:  Luhamya Aloyce

 

Kimetto Caren Chepkemoi & Felicity Murunga, (Kisii University- Eldoret Campus & University of Eldoret, Kenya), Challenges facing the Implementation of ICT Enhanced Education in Rural Secondary Schools: Case of Kabiyet Sub-County in Nandi County

 

Okeke, Uchenna K. and Ukoh, Edidiong E. (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), The Influence of Locus of Control, Study Habits And Gender on the Academic Achievement of Senior Secondary School Physics Students’ In Ibadan Metropolis

 

Moshidi Mary Makgato, (Tshwane University of Technology Pretoria North- South Africa), The basic concepts and educational principles that support lifelong learning: An investigative study of lifelong learning and adult education in South African Institutions

 

Mapako Felix P & Mareva Rugare, (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe), A study of the dynamics and impact of social networks on teaching and learning: A case of Great Zimbabwe University

 

Peter Sampa, Luchembe, Musonda and Ng’ambi-Chipalo, S.N, (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia), Adult Learners’ Perception of the University of Zambia Adult Education Programmes on Copperbelt Province of Zambia

 

Luhamya Aloyce and Neema-Abooki,( Makerere University, Uganda.), Quality Assurance in Higher Education: A case of Absence-of-Problems-Model

 

Panel B5: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights in Africa

Location: Room 5

Chair: Paul Adole Ejembi

 

Jon Silverman (University of Bedfordshire, UK), The Justice Conundrum: Redressing human rights abuses in Africa

 

Osinibi, Olusegun Michael, (Olabisi Onabanjo University), The Law as a Tool for Ensuring Food Sustainability In Africa: The Need To Abolish Trade Distorting Agricultural Subsidies In A Globalized Economy.

 

John C Mubangizi (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), A Human Rights-based Approach to Combating Public Procurement Corruption in Africa.

 

Boniface Muoka, (Nairobi), The Elusive Quest for National Cohesion and Politics of Reconciliation in Kenya

 

Gyanendra M. Fulzalke and V M More (Swami Ramanand Teerth Maraathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra, India), Freedom of Religion in India and Role of Supreme Court of India Critical Study

 

Paul Adole Ejembi, (Islamic University in Uganda), Moving From The Margins To The Mainstream: Towards Calibrating The Regional Legal And Regulatory Environment To Shore Up The Promotion And Protection Of The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Under The Auspices of the African Union

 

Panel B6: Adult Learning, Entrepreneurship Education and Politics in Africa.

Location: Room 6

Chair:  Marijani, Ramadhani

 

Moshidi Mary Makgato, (Pretoria North-South Africa), Poverty as the most important socio – economic barrier that affects adult learning and participation in South African context (Tshwane University of Technology)

 

Komi Ahiatroga Hiagbe, (Global Theological Seminary Osu-Accra, Ghana), Of Antelopes and Dancing Squirrels: Cultural Reconstruction for Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Osa D. Egonwa(Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria), Entrepreneurship Education And Africa’s Sustainable Development, Centre For Entrepreneurial Studies.

 

Maurice Amutabi (Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Fifty years of Kenyatta and Odinga Family in Kenyan Politics and implication for 2017 Elections: Political Analysis, African

 

Siru Hameed Tunde & Peace Benson, (Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Nigeria And Kenyatta University, Kenya) Persuasion and/or Manipulation in ‘We Must Remain United’: A 2014 Democracy Day Broadcast By President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

Marijani, Ramadhani, (Tanzania Public Service College), The Quasi –Autonomous Agencies In Limbo: A Case Of Tanzania Employment Services Agency (Taesa) And Recruitment Secretariat (Rs),

 

 

Health Break

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Parallel Sessions

Panel Session C 3:45pm – 5:00pm

 

Panel C1: Education, Media, Poverty Alleviation and Development

Location: Room 1

Chair: Leen Kavulavu

 

Richard Kanyerezi and Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda), Institutional Autonomy in Allocation of Funds in Institutions of Higher Learning: A Case of Makerere University, Uganda.

 

Ochieng’ O. K’Olewe, (McDaniel College Westminster, Maryland, USA), Retention of Girls in a Rural Primary School:  Addressing UN Millennium Development Goals

 

Pascal Odoch, (University Of Lusaka, Zambia), The Critical Role Of School Feeding To Primary Education Outcome – Pupil Performance: The Case Of Kalangala District, Central Uganda, University Of Lusaka, Zambia.

 

Nabunya Kulthum, Kasenene Idris and Neema Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda), Influence of Human power planning on academic Staff and their service delivery in the College of Education and External Studies at Makerere University, Uganda

 

Florence Boinet, (Kisii University, Kenya), Influence of Instructional Media on Quality Teaching and Learning in Selected Primary Schools in Eldoret

 

Leen Kavulavu, (Karatina University, Kenya), Critical thinking in Kenya Education for Poverty Eradication and Human Development

 

Panel C2: Climate Change, Tourism and Management of Resources in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair:    Sikholiwe Dube,

 

Oyaro, Chungo (Kisii University, Kenya), Dominic, The Confound Future Of Climate Change, Environment And Development

 

Ukuma, Teryila Shadrach (Benue State University, Nigeria), Traditional Tiv Performances and Cultural Tourism: The Tsuwe Tsere Dance in Focus

 

Kenneth Frank O.  Atieto, (Egerton University, Kenya) Management of I.K. As A Cultural Heritage Resource for Sustainable Development among the Ogiek Community of East Mau Forest Complex,

 

Vundi Nason, (St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya), An Evaluation of the Community’s Resilience in Coping with the Global Climatic Change: Case of Mwala District, Machakos County

 

Jane Kwenye, (Copperbelt University, Zambia), Promoting pro-environmental behaviors among Zambians: The effect of place attachment and loyalty to a natural tourist setting

 

Sikholiwe Dube, (Lupane State University, South Africa), The Role Of Ndebele Or Shona Orature In Health Matters.

 

Panel C3: Nationalism, Refugees, Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair: Sr. Lucy Achieng  

 

Jan Záhořík (Centre of African Studies, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic), Ethiopia and the Oromo Question after Meles Zenawi

 

Barigye Godfrey, (Kabale University, Uganda) Ethnic Politics, Cultural Differences and Geopolitics Greater Lakes Region: The Case of Congolese and Rwandan Refugees in Uganda

 

Okoli Ifeoma Bibiana and Ezemenaka Emeka Kingsley, (University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria), Security Emergencies in Nigeria: Ordeal for Persons with Special Needs (Visual Impairment)

 

Lucy Shule, (Centre for Foreign Relations, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), Refugee Dynamics and Tanzania’s Regional Commitment to Resolve Conflicts

 

Otieno- Omutoko Lillian, Paul A.  Odundo and Samson Gunga (University Of Nairobi, Kenya), Value Based Education as a Response to Emerging Challenges in Africa: In search of Global Citizenship for a Peaceful World

 

Sr. Lucy Achieng, (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Kenya), The Role of Higher Education in Curbing Terrorism in Africa

 

Panel C4: Women, Feminism, Social Issues and Development in Africa

Location: Room 4

Chair:  Afaor Dorothy Nguemo

 

Timothy Akampurira, Alice Mbabazi, Peter Nareeba and Annet Kwarija. (Uganda Christian University Mbale, Uganda), The Effect Of Alcoholism on The Welfare Of The Elderly Women In Muhanga Town Council, Kabale District South Western Uganda: A Social Work Analysis.

 

Ondara Kiyondi Reuben, ( Kisii University, Kenya), The Role Of Women In Development As Depicted In  Gusii Secular Pop Music

 

Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha, (University of South Africa- UNISA, South Africa), Forty (40) years on: an informetrics study of Kenya’s health problems since independence

 

Amutabi Maurice (African Interdisciplinary Studies Association –AISA), Economic and Social Cost of Mourning and Burial Ceremonies in Western Kenya: Cost Benefit Analysis and implication for development

 

Jackson Keter Kipkemoi and Okello Ayuma Caroline, (Kisii University, Kenya), An Evaluation of challenges facing adoption international financial reporting standards by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya: A survey of Eldoret Town, Kenya.

 

Afaor Dorothy Nguemo (Benue State University, Makurdi-Nigeria), African Feminism Vis – A – Vis Western Feminism, A Critical Bargain in Tiv Nation


DAY 3 Friday 24th JUNE 2015

Plenary Session – 8:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Vice Chancellor, United States International University (USIU-Africa), Nairobi, Kenya

Prof. Winston Akala Jumba, Dean, School of Education, University of Nairobi, Kenya

 

Parallel Sessions – Panels

9:00am– 10:30am

 

Panel D1: Devolution, Corruption, Culture and Development in Africa

Location: Room 1

ChairClaudine Anita Hingston   

 

Lillian Zippora Omosa, (Acadia University, and Canada), Organizational Culture and its Influence on Strategy Implementation: A Case Study of a Non-governmental Organization Educational Studies.

 

Terwase T. Dzeka, (Benue State University Makurdi, Nigeria), Corruption and its Debilitating/Terminal impact on African Development: A Study of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic 1999 – 2015),

 

Vundi Nason, (St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya), Devolution, Power, and Democratization VS Development in Kenya: Where are we going wrong? A Case of Machakos County

 

Terver Akpar, (Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria), The Context And Conflict Of Rural And Urban Development Paradigms – The Dynamics And Politics of Village Versus City Dwellers in Africa.

 

Amutabi Maurice, (Interdisciplinary Studies Association -AISA), Recovering History through Lullabies and singing Games among the Abaluhya of Western Kenya: Revisiting Oral History.

 

Claudine Anita Hingston, (Management College of Southern Africa –MANCOSA-South Africa), Rethinking African Leadership: The Need for more female leaders in Africa    Centre for Women Leadership, Durban, South Africa.

 


Panel D2: Academic Freedom, Education and Development in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair:   Bongani Bantwini

 

 Lubega Kajura, George William and Prof. Neema-Abook, (Makerere University, Uganda), Challenges to academic freedom and institutional autonomy in Sub-Saharan African Universities: A case of Public Universities in Uganda.

 

Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, George Ogal Ouma, & Titus Karuri Macharia,( Karatina University, Kenya), Conceptual Metaphors in Bertolt Brecht’s Play: “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”

 

Uche Uwaezuoke Okonkwo & Mercy Ekenma Obasi, (Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria), Quota System and University Education in Nigeria 1948-2015: Merit or Mediocre?

 

Musonda Luchembe, Peter Sampa and Machila Nisbert (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia), An Examination of Student Teachers’ Preferences for Continuous Assessment

 

Abdu Kisige and Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda), Cross Border Education and its Influence on the Quality of Higher Education

 

Bongani Bantwini (North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa), Is there interface and culture of collaboration among various levels in the education system in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa?

 

Panel D3: Migration, Terrorism, Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair: Gilbert Kansiime Arinaitwe

 

Mastone Mbewe (University of Malawi, Malawi), Exploring the Lived Experiences of Refugees who settle Outside Dzaleka Camp in Malawi: A Phenomenological Approach.

 

Ogunleye Adetunbi Richard, (Adekunle Ajasin University,Akungba-Akoko Ondo State,Nigeria), Violence and Development in Africa: The Nigerian Experience.

 

Bonface Muoka, (Nairobi, Kenya), Fighting With Shadow: The Dilemma of War on Terrorism

 

Kasena Musaku Bandoma, (College of Business Education – CBE), Tanzania), Child Hawking and its Impacts on school Attendances of children in Mbeya City-Tanzania

 

Linda Piknerova, (University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic), Landlocked States and its Relationship to Development

 

Oowo, Joy Ejembi, (Islamic University in Uganda, Kampala Campus, Uganda), Discrimination against Women in the Work Place: Focus on Nigeria

 

 

Gilbert Kansiime Arinaitwe, (Bishop Barham University College, Kabale, Constitute College of Uganda Christian University, Uganda), Forced Migrations and Social Security in Cities: Theoretical Analysis

 

Panel D4: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Development 

Location: Room 4

Chair:  Joe M. Mwinzi

 

Afusat Olanike Busari, (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), A Study Of Academic Stress among Teachers in Training in Special Education in Relation to their Core Life Skills

 

Bongani Bantwini, (North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa), Is there interface and culture of collaboration among various levels in the education system in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa?

 

Josephine Waeni Bernard, (Mount Kenya University, Kenya), Curriculum  Adaptation for the Management of Learners with Hearing Impairment in Regular Public Primary Schools in Kajiado County, Central Sub County

 

Asaaju, Olayemi Aderokun, (Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria), Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes and Beliefs Towards and about Reproductive Health for the Future we want in Africa

 

Nthiga Purity, (Kenyatta University, Kenya), Rethinking the Role of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Development: Insights from Somaliland

 

Joe M. Mwinzi, (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Towards the Africanisation of Teacher Education: A Critical Reflection

 

Panel D5: Agriculture, Marginalization and Urban and Rural Development.

Location: Room 5

 

Chair: Pius Kakai Wanyonyi

 

Sean Patrick Asiimwe, (Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands), Peasantry Struggles and Agriculture Modernisation in Uganda: The failed attempt at agriculture transformation for development

 

Terver Akpar, (Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria), The Context and Conflict Of Rural And Urban Development Paradigms – The Dynamics And Politics of Village Versus City Dwellers in Africa

 

Tumwebaze Joshua, (Uganda Christian University, Uganda), Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability

 

Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University, Kenya), Gender, Spaces, Agency and Voice in negotiating sustainable development in northern Kenya

 

Langtone Maunganidze & Matildah Sanka (University of Botswana, Botswana) and Kanana E. Murungi (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Rural elites as assets and liabilities for rural development in Africa: case of Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe

 

Pius Kakai Wanyonyi, (Kenyatta University, Kenya), The Paradox of Development: The Story of Webuye Pan African Paper Mills

 Health Break

11:00am – 12:15pm

Panel Session E 11:15am-12:45pm

 

Panel E1: Devolution, Gender, Entrepreneurship Education and Sustainable Development

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Susan Khasenye Wasike

 

Osa D. Egonwa, (Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies Delta State University, Nigeria), Entrepreneurship Education and Africa’s Sustainable Development

 

Amutabi Maurice, (African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA). Four years of Devolution and Scramble for Gubernatorial Posts in Kenya: Some Informed Reflections

 

Ondara Kiyondi Reuben, (Kisii University, Kenya), Politics and the Language Question in Kenya: the Case of Sheng’

 

Mercy Olimba (Marist International University College, Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa-CUEA), Informal settlements and Insecurity in Kenya: A case study of Kibera

 

Asaaju, Olayemi Aderokun, (Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria), Students’ Gender as a correlate of their attitudes and beliefs toward and about school subjects in Lagos Stage, Nigeria

 

Susan Khasenye Wasike, (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa-CUEA), Contemporary Leadership is the Delegation of Responsibility and Authority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel E2: Xenophobia, International Relations, Refugees and Conflict in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair: Lucy Shule

 

Oni Oladapo Isaac (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Insecurity and Xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

 

Amugune Donald (Kisii University. Kenya), Border Conflicts on Development in Kenya: A case of Kilingili Market Vihiga and Kakamega Counties

 

Abubakar Mohammed Sambo, Muhammad Fuad & Othman Rusdi Omar, (Affiliation missing), Conflict and Intervention in Ecowas Sub-Region:Fourty Years After ‘Integration What Next?’

 

Selly Amutabi (United States International University-USIU-Africa, Kenya), Kenya-Uganda Relations: Past and Present Engagements

 

Heri Ryanga, (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Women and Conflict in Mt. Elgon: Assessing Rape as a Weaponing Armed Conflict, 2006 – 2008

 

Lucy Shule, (Centre for Foreign Relations, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), Refugee Dynamics and Tanzania’s Regional Commitment to Resolve Conflicts

 

Panel E3: Education Reforms, Exams and Development in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair:  Aggrey Asitiba Okutu

 

Nabunya Kulthum and Neema-Abook, (Makerere University) Resource Input Model and its effect on quality of education in Makerere University, Uganda

 

Onjoro Veronica,(Mount Kenya University)Who is Cheating in Exams, is it the Parents ,the Teachers or the students in Kenya. The Case of Cheating in Exams in Kenya and Its implications in the society

 

Bongani Bantwini, (North West University, and Potchefstroom, South Africa) Teachers Caught between educational accountability reforms and political pressure: Is there a way out/forward?

 

Beatrice Tayo Ajayi (Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria), and Dzever Linus Terry (University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria), Perceived Challenges to the Development and Expansion of Open Education Resources of Distance Learning Programme in Nigeria

 

Tangi Felista and Daniel Onyango (St Augustine University Of Tanzania), Influence of Supervision and learning materials on effectiveness of group discussions as a learning strategy in Higher Education Institution: A case of St. Augustine University of Tanzania

 

Aggrey Asitiba Okutu, (Kisii University, Kenya) Assessment of Kenya’s Realization of EFA Goals – 2015, A    Case of West Pokot County, Kenya

 

Panel E4: Gender, Language, Sexual Abuse and Newspaper reporting in Africa

Location: Room 4

Chair: Gabriel Jattani Tolosa

 

Nthiga M. Purity, Kiguru Gatitu & Emily, A. Ogutu, (Kenyatta University, Nairobi) Deal or Duel: A Frame Analysis of Kenyan Newspapers’ Reporting on the Tenth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference, Nairobi, and December 2015.

 

Wade Zack Ver, (Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria).Emerging Trends in Nigerian Folk Songs: An Appraisal of Tiv Political Songs.

 

Sarah Chelimo & Jayne Odhiambo Otwack, (Kisii University, Eldoret Campus, Kenya), Challenges facing gender dynamics as an economic and political force in Kenya

 

Ezekiel Mbitha Mwenzwa (Karatina University, Kenya) A Theoretical Raison d’être of Gender Modelling and Personality Development: Implications on Development.

 

Hamisi Babusa, (Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya), Language Colonization in Africa: How Can we Liberate Ourselves

 

Gabriel Jattani Tolosa and  Karanja Elizabeth Muhito (Mount Kenya University, Kenya), The Role Of Public awareness and Police Public Relations in Curbing Child Sexual Abuse: A Case of Mshomoroni Estate in Kisauni Sub-County, Mombasa County

 

Panel E5: Trade, Governance, Land Rights, Boda Boda and Development in Africa

Location: Room 5

Chair: Oliver Tersoo Agundu

 

Chengetai E. Hamadziripi, (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe), A Common Competition Policy for the Tripartite Free Trade Area: Chartering the Way forward.

 

Esther N. Ndungu & David N. Gaitungu, (Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT, Kenya), Socio-Economic Implications of the Ban of commercial Motorcycle (Boda Boda) Operations in Nairobi CBD

 

Veronica Onjoro, (Mount Kenya University, Kenya), Discourse on Boda Boda (Bicycles and Motorcycle Taxis) Transport in Kenya: Potential, Prospects and Challenges for Operators

 

Fineman, Guy Goyei (USIU-A, Kenya), Democratization and Foreign Policy-Making: Examining the Role of Parliament in Africa’s Emerging Democracies

 

Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University, Kenya), Women and Land Rights among Pastoral Ethnic Groups of northern Kenya

 

Oliver Tersoo Agundu,(Benue State University, Nigeria) Neo-Liberalism and African Search for A Development Model In The Age Of Economic Fundamentalism.

 

Panel E6: Religion, NGOs Civil Society and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa.

Location: Room 6

Chair:  Medard Rugyendo

 

Paul Wachiuri & Edgar Marumbu, (Kisii University, Kenya) Radicalization, Islam And Christianity in Africa.

 

Gilbert Kansiime Arinaitwe, (Bishop Barham University College – Kabale, Constitute College of Uganda Christian University-Uganda) Social Work Administration and Policy Analysis: Theoretical Perspectives

 

Julius Omona, (Makerere University, Uganda), Donor driven Social services for the vulnerable people in Africa: A case of social protection of the disabled in Uganda

 

Daniel Ogachi Oigo (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, JKUAT)), .Ratio Analysis and listed company performance

 

Wilkins Ndege Muhingi,(Kisii University, Kenya) Civil Society and Development: Focus on Africa. Sabas Kimani (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, CUEA, Kenya) ,Religion and environment issues.

 

Medard Rugyendo (World Bishop Barham University College, Uganda) The Bible-based environmental conservation for the 21st Century.

 

12:15pm – 2:00pm

Panel Session F 2:00pm– 3:30pm

 

Panel F1: Mining, Waste Management, Politics and Development in Africa

Location:  Room 1

Chair:  Akinrinlewo, Adepeju Mariam

 

Ronald Ngulube, Rajendra Agrawal, Stephen B. Mulenga, Francis Zambika and Barry Kalumba (Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia), Improvement of Acid Soluble Copper Recovery in Tailings Leach Plant at Konkola Copper Mine Plc, Zambia

 

Peter Tengaa, (College of Business Education CBE, Mbeya campus, Tanzania) Causes and Effects of Improper Solid Waste Management Case of Songea region

 

Asiru Hameed Tunde & Peace Benson (Kenyatta University) (Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina Nigeria), Persuasion and/Or Manipulation In ‘We Must Remain United’: A 2014 Democracy Day Broadcast By President Goodluck Jonathan)

 

Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University, Kenya), Peasants and politics in Africa: Implications for Development.

 

Lillian Zippora Omosa, (Acadia University, Canada), Organizational Culture and its Influence on Strategy Implementation: A Case Study of a Non-governmental Organization Educational Studies

 

Akinrinlewo, Adepeju Mariam, (Hallmark University, Ogun State Nigeria) Modality and Credibility in the First Inaugural Speech of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

 

Panel F2: Education and Development in Africa

Location:  Room 2

Chair:  Audax B. Kweyamba

 

Mapako Felix P & Mareva Rugare (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe) A study of the dynamics and impact of social networks on teaching and learning: A case of Great Zimbabwe University.

 

Felicity Murunga & Chebii J. Chebiwot (University of Eldoret and Kisii University) Which Way Africa? New Pedagogies

 

Grace Atemi Ondieki (Kisii University, Kenya) The State Of Guidance And Counseling And The Impact On Adolescents Drug Abuse In Secondary Schools In Kisii County.

 

Bosire Monari Mwebi & JoAnne MacDonald, Preparing Teachers and Nurses for 21st Century Competencies: Canadian Experience, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada.

 

Oowo, Joy Ejembi, (Islamic University in Uganda, Kampala Campus, Uganda), Discrimination Against Women in the Work Place: Focus on Nigeria

 

Kweyamba B. Audax, (University of Dar es Salaam), The imperative of confronting Corruption as governance and moral issue in Tanzania: Department of Political science and public Administration.

 

Panel F3: Labour, Teaching, Nursing and Secondary Schools in Development

Location: Room 3

Chair:  Katamba Abubakar Saka

 

Jane Machyo, (Uganda Christian University, Uganda), Universities Deliverables and Employee Expectations in   Eastern Uganda

 

Lubega Kajura, George William and Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda), The challenges facing research management in Sub-Sahara African Universities.

 

Bosire Monari Mwebi & JoAnne MacDonald (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada) Preparing Teachers and Nurses for 21st Century Competencies: Canadian Experience, St. Francis Xavier University,Canada.

 

Asiko Abigael and Julia Enoi (Catholic University Of Eastern Africa, Kenya),Influence of Parental Alcohol consumption on children’s Welfare in Kwanza Ward, Trans Nzoia, Kenya

 

Marlion Onyambu, (Kisii University, Kenya), Factors Affecting Academic Achievement of Day Secondary School Students in Eldoret Municipality

 

Katamba Abubakar Saka, (Federal University of Technology, Minna – Nigeria), Interactive Effect of Motivation, Job Satisfaction, Gender and Educational Qualification on Job Performance of Library Personnel in Universities in North-Central, Nigeria

 

Panel F4: Management of Human and Other Resources in Africa

Location: Room 4

Chair:   Lydia Kivuva,

 

Sylvia Atoko, (University Of Lusaka, Zambia),The Relationship between Human Resource Practices and Organizational Commitment.

 

William Adams Twayigize (University of New England, Australia), Preventing Africa’s Resource Curse through Indigenous Community Participation: A Case Study of Turkana Oil Exploitation in Kenya.

 

Tapiwanashe Mutonhori, (Great Zimbabwe University) Cultural Dialectics in Sustainable Resource Management in Zimbabwe: The Role of Karanga Culture in the Resource Management Matrix.

 

Evans Vidija Sagwa (Technical University of Kenya) and Appolonius Shitiabai Kembu, (Mount Kenya University), Influence of Human Resource Management Practices on Competitive Strategy: A Study of Deposit Taking Saccos in Nairobi County, Kenya.

 

Langtone Maunganidze, (University of Botswana, Botswana), Feeding from natural resource management (NRM)-related conflicts: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Lydia Kivuva, (Cooperative University of Kenya), Evaluation of the drought Mitigation and response strategies in Makueni County, Kenya

 

 

 

 

Panel F5: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location:  Room 5

Chair:  Ujeyo Margaret Stella

 

Ekundayo Lawrence Olabode, (Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria) Corruption in Africa: Nigeria as A Case Study.

 

Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, George Ogal Ouma., & Titus Karuri Macharia, (Karatina University, Kenya),Conceptual Metaphors in Bertolt Brecht’s Play: The Caucasian Chalk Circle

 

Veronica Onjoro, (Mount Kenya University, Kenya), Are menses a hindrance to Kenyan girls education?

 

Ujeyo Margaret Stella and Neema-Abooki, Approaches to Effective Quality Assurance Strategy in Higher Education Institutions, Makerere University, Uganda

 

Daniel Ogachi Oigo (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, JKUAT)), and Abigael Asiko Kutwa (Kisii University), Improving youth livelihood through small holder farming

 

Kebenei P.J, Cherotich M.G & Busienei A. C, (Kenya, University of Nairobi –Kenya) Influence of Devolved Government on instructors’ Motivation in Vocational Training Institutes: A case study of Bomet County

 

Panel F6: Leadership, Environment, Higher Education and Politics

Location:  Room 6

Chair:  Pamela Wadende

Judah Ndiku, Pamella Buhere, Aliva Luvaso, Christopher Omusula & Lorna Nakera (Masinde Muliro University-Kenya) African Leadership Academy: A New Paradigm Shift in Leadership and Governance in Africa.

 

Pamela Wadende, (Kisii University, Kenya), The Edu-Environmental nexus in emerging patterns of health seeking behavior in Kenya’s Kericho County

 

Patrick M Dikirr, (The Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya), Transforming Africa: From Initiating People-Centred Political Culture to Cultivating Environmental Literacy.

 

Amutabi Maurice, (Africa Interdisciplinary Studies Association-AISA), Pius Masinde Muliro and Kenya’s Interrogating his patriotism and Nationalists Credentials

 

Laban Mgendi Irhene (University of Arusha, Usa-River, Arusha, Tanzania), Academic Integrity, Accountability and Ethics in Higher Education

 

Misozi Daka and Wizaso Munthali (Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia), E-Waste Generation and Management an Institutional Approach: A Case Study of the Copperbelt University, Zambia
Conference Closing Ceremony:

 

 

MC: Dr. Mumo Nzau

 

3:45pm4.00pm   :   Closing Remarks & Way Forward from the Chair, Conference Organizing

Committee: Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, PhD

 

4:00pm-4:15pm   :   Official Closing by Prof. Inyani K. Simala, CEO/Secretary Kiswahili Commission of East Africa

 

4.15pm  – 4.30 pm : Vote of Thanks by Representatives of  Delegates

 

4:30 pm4:35pm   :   Vote of Thanks from Prof. (Eng.) Abel Mayaka, PhD

 

4:35pm-5:00pm    :   Issuing of Certificates of Participation

 

 

Delegates depart at their own pleasure

 

 

Saturday June 25, 2016, Conference excursion paid for individually. The itinerary will include visit to the Animal orphanage, the only national park situated in the capital city of Nairobi.

 


Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel

 

General conference theme: “Africa at Development Crossroads”

Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Sponsors: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) and AIDAL

After the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and various strategies under NEPAD and various national development plans, Africa is still at development crossroads. Africa has been at the centre of many and sometimes competing and experimental development paradigms, both from within and outside. Democratic revival has created some hope in some African countries. Despite this hope, many African societies are still gripped in gender, patriarchal and regional tensions. Women, youth, children and minority groups have been marginalized in some countries. Paper presenters will be expected to look from within in order to interrogate the success and some of the challenges these development paradigms have faced in light of external influence. Some governments have created inclusive constitutions that incorporate gender mainstreaming. Researchers are expected to critically examine models and approaches presented for development in health, education, tourism, mining, agriculture, water, livestock development, roads, railway and air transport, development of arid and semi arid lands, science and technology, engineering, environment, urban and rural development, vulnerable groups, minorities, women and children. How sound are development plans developed by African governments? In what ways have they been successful? Whose development and in whose interest?  How should development in Africa proceed? Who should be involved in Africa’s development and why? Are Africa’s development partners genuine? What projects should Africa pursue? These are the type of questions that participants are invited to explore.

 

Organized and hosted by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), this 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held on June 28 to 29, 2017 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, 2017 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

 

The deadline for submission of full papers is May 30, 2017. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA). The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

 

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts – March 30, 2017

Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentation or full papers May 30, 2017

Conference dates – June 28-30, 2017

Colloquium 1: Africa and Sectoral Development

Sub Themes:

  1. Energy, Water, Agriculture and Development in Africa
  2. Politics and Development in Africa
  3. Health and Development
  4. Heritage, Culture and Development
  5. Urban and Rural Development
  6. Gender Dynamics and Women in Africa
  7. Democracy and Governance in Africa
  8. Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Kenywood, hip hop, etc
  9. The language question in Africa
  10. Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability
  11. Peace, Conflict and Security issues
  12. IDPs and Refugee Crisis in Africa
  13. Economic Development in Africa
  14. Civil Society, NGOs and Social Movements in Africa
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

Colloquium 2: Economics and Management of Resources in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Economic Models, Development Plans and Development in Africa
  2. Minerals, International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking
  3. Industry and Manufacturing in Africa
  4. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
  5. Global Finance and Development
  6. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste Management
  7. Planning and Management of Strategic Natural Resources
  8. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship
  9. The Cooperative Movement, Women Groups and Savings Societies in Africa
  10. Media, Transport and Communication in Africa
  11. Regional Blocs, Integration and Regional Trade in Africa
  12. Global Business Management
  13. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. University Education, Research, Science and Development
  2. Open and Distance Learning, e-learning and e-resources in Africa
  3. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Higher Education in Africa
  4. Higher Education, Linkages, Partnerships and Publishing
  5. Exchange Programmes and Collaborations
  6. Evaluation, Education Reforms, Research Repositories and Archives
  7. ICT, teleconferencing, webminars, networking and e-Learning
  8. Gender mainstreaming in Education in Africa
  9. Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in Africa
  10. Industry, Technology and Education
  11. Private Education, Early Childhood Education and Special Education
  12. Technical and Vocational Education in Africa
  13. Primary Education, Education, Poverty Alleviation and Marginalization
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 4: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Sub-Themes:

  1. Judicial Reforms and Human Rights in Africa
  2. International Trade and New Maritime Laws
  3. Indigenous, Local, National and Global Legal Systems
  4. Cohesion and Integration Issues
  5. New Constitutional reforms
  6. The role of women and minorities in legal issues
  7. ICT and Law
  8. Gender, Environment and Alternative Legal Systems in Africa
  9. Environmental Law and Conservation
  10. Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa
  11. Global Legal Education
  12. Land, Environment, Civic and Citizen Education
  13. Special Courts and Small Claims Courts
  14. Global Recruitment Firms in Africa
  15. Illegal and Forced Migration
  16. Treaties, Accords and Agreements
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Engineering and Training in Science and Technology
  2. Science, Technology and Development
  3. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries
  4. Science and Natural Resource Management
  5. Patents, Trademarks, Technology and Innovation
  6. Industry and University Collaboration
  7. Research and Development (R&D)
  8. Industrial Parks and Innovation Villages
  9. Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment
  10. ICT, Science and Technology
  11. Science, Technology and Gender
  12. Science, Children and Youth
  13. Health, Medicine HIV and AIDS
  14. Health Tourism and Foreign Aid
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

 

Colloquium 6: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Radicalization, Islam and Christianity in Africa
  2. Radical Religious Groups in Africa
  3. Media and the Church in Africa
  4. Ethics and Development in Africa
  5. Theology and Development in Africa
  6. Faith-Based NGOs
  7. Religious Institutions and Development
  8. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  9. Global Mega Evangelists
  10. Religion and Environmental Issues
  11. Religion, Gender and Women in Africa
  12. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Africa Security Architecture
  2. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  3. Conflict, Rebel activities, War and Violence in Africa
  4. The UN, African Union, Gender and Human Rights
  5. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
  6. Conflict Management
  7. War and Refugees in Africa
  8. Ethical Issues in Development
  9. Democracy, Leadership and Governance in Africa
  10. Dictatorship, term limits and Corruption in Africa
  11. Regional Bodies and peace in Africa
  12. Displacement, Refugees and International Affairs
  13. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology

Sub-Themes:

  1. a) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa
  2. b) The nature and state of ICT in Africa
  3. c) Mobile Libraries, Dissemination and publishing
  4. d) Library resources in Africa
  5. e) E-Library/Virtual library
  6. f) E- books/E-Journals
  7. g) Internet Research and online publishing
  8. h) Communication and Journalism
  9. i) Language, Radio and TV stations in Africa
  10. Gender and ICT in Africa
  11. ICT and environment in Africa
  12. Business innovations in ICT – m-pesa, m-kopa, etc
  13. Oral literature and oral narratives and texts
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Challenges of invention of states and ethnic groups in Africa
  2. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development in Africa
  3. Gender, Women and Development in Africa
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility
  5. Aid and Sectoral Development
  6. New Paradigms of Development
  7. Minority Groups and Tensions
  8. Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  9. Public Policy and Ecology
  10. Entrepreneurship and Development
  11. Minorities and Development
  12. Integrated Rural Urban Development
  13. Funding Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  14. Social, Economic and Political Research
  15. Research Regimes
  16. Opinion polls, surveys and mapping in Africa
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings

Sub-Themes:

  1. Open for any panels or roundtables or association meetings
  2. Any relevant topic

 

Registration Fees:

  1. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations US$ 60 (KES 6,000)
  2. Rest of Africa US$ 150
  3. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200
  4. Exhibition and advertising stand – US$ 200

 

Registration fee payments to: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor and Chair

African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 13447-00400,

Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

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Conference Programme for 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Programme, to be held at Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya June 22-25, 2016

African Interdisciplinary

Studies Association (AISA)

P.O. Box 13447-00400, Nairobi, Kenya

Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel

General conference theme: “Africa at Development Crossroads”

Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Sponsors: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) and AIDAL

After the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and various strategies under NEPAD and various national development plans, Africa is still at development crossroads. Africa has been at the centre of many and sometimes competing and experimental development paradigms, both from within and outside. Democratic revival has created some hope in some African countries. Despite this hope, many African societies are still gripped in gender, patriarchal and regional tensions. Women, youth, children and minority groups have been marginalised in some countries. Paper presenters will be expected to look from within in order to interrogate the success and some of the challenges these development paradigms have faced in light of external influence. Some government have created inclusive constitutions that incorporate gender mainstreaming. Researchers are expected to critically examine models and approaches presented for development in health, education, tourism, mining, agriculture, water, livestock development, roads, railway and air transport, development of arid and semi arid lands, science and technology, engineering, environment, urban and rural development, vulnerable groups, minorities, women and children. How sound are development plans developed by African governments? In what ways have they been successful? Whose development and in whose interest?  How should development in Africa proceed? Who should be involved in Africa’s development and why? Are Africa’s development partners genuine? What projects should Africa pursue? These are the type of questions that participants are invited to explore.

Organized and hosted by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), this 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held on June 28 to 29, 2017 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, 2017 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

The deadline for submission of full papers is May 30, 2017. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA). The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts – March 30, 2017

Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentation or full papers May 30, 2017

Conference dates – June 28-30, 2017

Colloquium 1: Africa and Sectoral Development

Sub Themes:

  1. Energy, Water, Agriculture and Development in Africa
  2. Politics and Development in Africa
  3. Health and Development
  4. Heritage, Culture and Development
  5. Urban and Rural Development
  6. Gender Dynamics and Women in Africa
  7. Democracy and Governance in Africa
  8. Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Kenywood, hip hop, etc
  9. The language question in Africa
  10. Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability
  11. Peace, Conflict and Security issues
  12. IDPs and Refugee Crisis in Africa
  13. Economic Development in Africa
  14. Civil Society, NGOs and Social Movements in Africa
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 2: Economics and Management of Resources in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Economic Models, Development Plans and Development in Africa
  2. Minerals, International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking
  3. Industry and Manufacturing in Africa
  4. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
  5. Global Finance and Development
  6. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste Management
  7. Planning and Management of Strategic Natural Resources
  8. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship
  9. The Cooperative Movement, Women Groups and Savings Societies in Africa
  10. Media, Transport and Communication in Africa
  11. Regional Blocs, Integration and Regional Trade in Africa
  12. Global Business Management
  13. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. University Education, Research, Science and Development
  2. Open and Distance Learning, e-learning and e-resources in Africa
  3. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Higher Education in Africa
  4. Higher Education, Linkages, Partnerships and Publishing
  5. Exchange Programmes and Collaborations
  6. Evaluation, Education Reforms, Research Repositories and Archives
  7. ICT, teleconferencing, webminars, networking and e-Learning
  8. Gender mainstreaming in Education in Africa
  9. Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in Africa
  10. Industry, Technology and Education
  11. Private Education, Early Childhood Education and Special Education
  12. Technical and Vocational Education in Africa
  13. Primary Education, Education, Poverty Alleviation and Marginalization
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 4: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Sub-Themes:

  1. Judicial Reforms and Human Rights in Africa
  2. International Trade and New Maritime Laws
  3. Indigenous, Local, National and Global Legal Systems
  4. Cohesion and Integration Issues
  5. New Constitutional reforms
  6. The role of women and minorities in legal issues
  7. ICT and Law
  8. Gender, Environment and Alternative Legal Systems in Africa
  9. Environmental Law and Conservation
  10. Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa
  11. Global Legal Education
  12. Land, Environment, Civic and Citizen Education
  13. Special Courts and Small Claims Courts
  14. Global Recruitment Firms in Africa
  15. Illegal and Forced Migration
  16. Treaties, Accords and Agreements
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Engineering and Training in Science and Technology
  2. Science, Technology and Development
  3. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries
  4. Science and Natural Resource Management
  5. Patents, Trademarks, Technology and Innovation
  6. Industry and University Collaboration
  7. Research and Development (R&D)
  8. Industrial Parks and Innovation Villages
  9. Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment
  10. ICT, Science and Technology
  11. Science, Technology and Gender
  12. Science, Children and Youth
  13. Health, Medicine HIV and AIDS
  14. Health Tourism and Foreign Aid
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 6: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Radicalization, Islam and Christianity in Africa
  2. Radical Religious Groups in Africa
  3. Media and the Church in Africa
  4. Ethics and Development in Africa
  5. Theology and Development in Africa
  6. Faith-Based NGOs
  7. Religious Institutions and Development
  8. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  9. Global Mega Evangelists
  10. Religion and Environmental Issues
  11. Religion, Gender and Women in Africa
  12. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Africa Security Architecture
  2. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  3. Conflict, Rebel activities, War and Violence in Africa
  4. The UN, African Union, Gender and Human Rights
  5. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
  6. Conflict Management
  7. War and Refugees in Africa
  8. Ethical Issues in Development
  9. Democracy, Leadership and Governance in Africa
  10. Dictatorship, term limits and Corruption in Africa
  11. Regional Bodies and peace in Africa
  12. Displacement, Refugees and International Affairs
  13. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology

Sub-Themes:

  1. a) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa
  2. b) The nature and state of ICT in Africa
  3. c) Mobile Libraries, Dissemination and publishing
  4. d) Library resources in Africa
  5. e) E-Library/Virtual library
  6. f) E- books/E-Journals
  7. g) Internet Research and online publishing
  8. h) Communication and Journalism
  9. i) Language, Radio and TV stations in Africa
  10. Gender and ICT in Africa
  11. ICT and environment in Africa
  12. Business innovations in ICT – m-pesa, m-kopa, etc
  13. Oral literature and oral narratives and texts
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Challenges of invention of states and ethnic groups in Africa
  2. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development in Africa
  3. Gender, Women and Development in Africa
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility
  5. Aid and Sectoral Development
  6. New Paradigms of Development
  7. Minority Groups and Tensions
  8. Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  9. Public Policy and Ecology
  10. Entrepreneurship and Development
  11. Minorities and Development
  12. Integrated Rural Urban Development
  13. Funding Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  14. Social, Economic and Political Research
  15. Research Regimes
  16. Opinion polls, surveys and mapping in Africa
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings

Sub-Themes:

  1. Open for any panels or roundtables or association meetings
  2. Any relevant topic

Registration Fees:

  1. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations US$ 60 (KES 6,000)
  2. Rest of Africa US$ 150
  3. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200
  4. Exhibition and advertising stand – US$ 200

Registration fee payments to: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor and Chair

African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 13447-00400,

Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KESSA-MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY OF KENYA JOINT INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE, June 22-25, 2016 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

 

DAY 1 Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

 

v Arrival and Registration

 

v Familiarization and visit to Conference venue

 

v Checking into hotel rooms

 

v Distribution of name tags and conference material

 

v Corrections on the Programme

 

v Make any announcements and changes

 

v PowerPoint presentations given to ICT staff for presentation

 

v  Please Register on 22nd    June 2016


DAY 2 Thursday, June 23th, 2016

 

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Justus Mbae, Vice Chancellor, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

 

8:00am – 10:30am: Conference Opening and Keynote address

MC:

8:00am- 9:00am

Registration

9:00am-9:05am

 

Opening Prayer:

 

9:05am – 9:15am

Welcome remarks from Convenor Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi

9:15am – 9:20am

Welcome remarks by Co-Convenor Prof. Abel Mayaka

9:20am – 9:40am

Official opening by the Chief Guest, Amb. Prof. Justus Kaberia, Vice Chancellor, Multimedia University of Kenya

9:40am- 10:10am

Keynote address by Prof. Justus Mbae, Vice Chancellor, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

10:10am – 10:15am

 

Vote of thanks by Dr. Lillian Otieno-Omutoko

10:15- 11: 00am

Group Photo/Health Break

 


Parallel Sessions

 

Panel Session A: 11:00am – 1:00pm

 

Panel A1: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Service Sectors, Politics and Development in Africa

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Nzau Mumo

 

Gato Gilbert Semaana, (Bishop Barham University College- Uganda), Maternal Health and the Development of Uganda: A case Study of Kisoro District, Uganda

 

Abaya Angulu Samson (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria) A Critical Examination of Language Situation in Nigeria and its Impact on National Development, Nigeria

 

Agbo, Uchechukwu Johnson, (Federal University Wukari, Taraba State – Nigeria) Dependency Syndrome and Obasanjo’s Policy Reforms: 1999-2007.

                                                                   

Amutabi Maurice, (Africa Interdisciplinary Studies Association- AISA), Ephemeral Nature of Political Parties in Kenya and the challenge of building Stable Political Institution and structures Retrospection, Kenya

 

Nzau Mumo (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa-CUEA), Bench, Bar and the Bandit Economy: A Critical Analysis of the Kenya’s Judicial System under the 2010 Constitution, Kenya.

 

Panel A2: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Management of Resources in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair: Christopher Ndlovu,

 

S. Awoniyi,( Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria), Heritage, Culture   and   Development In Africa: The Nigerian Experience.

 

Jonanga Livingstone (Kisii University, Kenya.), Environmental Impact Assessment Process in Kenya: The Green-light for Environmental Destruction.

 

Ebiede, Tonye Marclint, (United States International University-Africa, Kenya) On Paris We Stand?  The Global Climate Change Agreement and Its Implications for Countries in Africa,

 

Odero Neychor, ( Kendu Bay,Kenya ) The Physics Of Carbon Dioxide And Climate Change, The Mango Tree

 

Christopher Ndlovu, (Lupane State University), (Sipho Sibanda, Solusi University), Indigenous Knowledge Systems: implications for Agricultural Education in Zimbabwe.

 

 

Panel A3: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair: Lydiah Nganga

 

Olisaemeka Angela Nneka,( (University of Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria) Emotional Intelligence, Academic Self- Efficacy And Braille Use As Predictors Of Academic Achievement Among Secondary School Students With Visual Impairment In Anambra State.

 

Hiire Geoffrey Boaz and Prof. Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda) History of QA Movement and its Influence in Higher Education,

 

Asiago Dorcah,(University Of lirobi, Kenya),  The Challenges Facing Head Teacher’s Role In The Implementation of The School Feeding Programme In Public Primary Schools In Nairobi Province.

 

Musepa, M., Luchembe, M and Ng’ambi-Chipalo, (University of Zambia.) S.N. Adult Learning and Instruction: availability, participation and utilization – The case of Chipata district of Eastern province in Zambia

 

Nancy Mayoyo & Tom Nyangáu (Kisii University, Kenya), An Assessment of The Relationship Between Facebook and Academic Achievement of Kisii University Fourth Year Bachelor Of Education Students.

 

Lydiah Nganga (University of Wyoming,U.S.A.),John Kambutu(Kenya)Preparing teachers for a globalized world.

 

Panel A4: Development Paradigms, Education, Research, Science and Development

Location: Room 4

Chair: Lukwago Rashid

 

Phanuel Kisambo Gudi (Kisii University), The effect of mastery of skills of drawing Biology diagrams during the learning of Biology on the learners performance in the subject, Kenya

 

Grace Atemi Ondieki (Kisii University), The State Of Guidance And Counselling and the Impact On Adolescents Drug Abuse In Secondary Schools In Kisii County, Kenya

 

Jacinta Mwende  Maweu ( University of Nairobi, Kenya) Moulding Self-reliant students by Addressing the Critical thinking gap in Educational reforms in Kenya.

Elsabé Wessels & Nolutho Diko, (Mafeking Campus, North-West University-South Africa) Teaching Learner Support Using Real-Life Environment to Enhance Students’ Understanding.

 

Lukwago Rashid and Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University), Pedagogical knowledge and Effectiveness of Academic Staff in the Teaching-Learning Process at Makerere University, Uganda.

 

 

 

Panel A5: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa

Chair: Mastone Mbewe

Location: Room 5

 

Mastone Mbewe, (University of Malawi, Malawi),Exploring the Church’s Contribution to Political Life in Malawi: The Case of Roman Catholic Church.

 

Stephen Kioko David &Michael T. Katola, (Kenyatta University, Kenya) Church and the State: The Church-State Relationship after the Second Liberation Struggle in Kenya.

 

Diane Ciekawy (Ohio University, and Athens, USA) ,A Quest for Prosperity: Kaya as a Mijikenda Faith-Based Development Institution.

 

Edgar Chemwami Marumbu &Vincent Moracha, (Kisii University, Kenya),Media and the Church in Africa,

 

Gemade, Comfort Kamimi (Benue State University, Makurdi-Nigeria), Climate Change and The Church in Nigeria.

 

Panel A6: Development Paradigms: Engineering science and Technology In Africa

Location: Room 6

Chair Matthews Ollyn

 

Peter Ocholla ,George Aike  and Andrew Hall,(Kwadlangezwa, South Africa) Adequacy of satellite derived rainfall data for Rainwater Harvesting Modelling in Mtubatuba Area in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

 

Tirus Muya, Maina James& Ogalo Naomi Mwai, (Kisii University and Technical university of Kenya).

 

The Pedagogical Readiness of Instructors towards Achieving Integration of ICTS in TVET Institutions in Kenya.

 

Phenny Mwanga,Abiud Banda, Pritchard Mukuka,Chalusa Chisanga,Maboshe Libati,Hastings M.Libati,Lusungu Ndovi(Copper belt University, Kitwe Zambia),Designing and building a low cost mobile micro sensor for air quality monitoring.

 

Matthews Ollyn & Yaone Rapitsenyan, (University of Botswana, Gaborone Botswana), Understanding design and user-centred design: Perspectives of the furniture manufacturing industry in Botswana.

 

Lunch – 1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Parallel Sessions B 2:00pm – 3:30pm

 

 

Panel B1: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Lenshie, Nsemba Edward

 

Githae, Joan, Fridah Mugo and Janet Kassilly, (Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology-MMUST and University of Nairobi, Kenya), Youth violence-The critical challenge of development in Africa-“A call for family Support”.

 

Yongo, David Dura, (Federal University, Katsina State, Nigeria),The rise of Militant Islam against Western Imperialism: A Critical Challenge to African Development in the 21st Century.

 

Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University, Kenya), Sources, Trends and Influences in Radicalization of Women and Girls: Implications for Security in Kenya.

 

Wilson Namusi & Simbarashe Namusi, (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe), An evaluation of the role of the Organ for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration in post conflict Zimbabwe.

 

Lenshie, Nsemba Edward, (Taraba State University, Jalingo North-East, Nigeria) Igbo Economic Relations, Resilience and Challenges in Northern Nigeria: The Post-Civil War Experience.

 

Panel B2: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Library, Information and Communication Technology.

Location: Room 2

Chair:  Kabiru Dahiru Abbas

 

Tirus Muya Maina &Charity Mweru Maina, (Murang’a University College and Technical University of Kenya.), Kenya towards Mobile Virtue Network Operator: Opportunities and challenges.

 

Bappah Magaji Abubakar, (Bayero University, and Kano, Nigeria), New Skills and Competencies required by Academic Librarians in the Information: A case of Nigeria.

 

Auwalu Muhammad Giginyu, (Bayero University, Nigeria), Awareness and use of Internet Search Engines by the Students of Kano State Tertiary Institutions Bayero University.

 

Mugalavai Cynthia Chamwada, (Moi University, Kenya), The roles of records management policy framework at Kakamega County.

Tirus Muya Maina & Charity Mweru Maina (Murang’a University College and Technical University of Kenya), Kenya towards Mobile Virtue Network Operator: Opportunities and challenges.

 

Nyakundi James Nyambane, (United States International University-Africa.) Emerging trends in Library services for Children.

 

Kabiru Dahiru Abbas, (Bayero University, Kano- Nigeria), Application of Information and Communication Technologies for the Management of Knowledge and Innovations in Nigerian Agricultural Research Institutes.

 

Panel B3: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair: Mohammmed Abubakar Bitagi

 

Gwendolene P. Zenabuin, (University of Buea, Cameroon), Gender Roles and Representation: Women’s Oral Genres in Kedjom.

 

Theresia Mdlongwa, (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe), The Femininity of Poverty and the Post Colony in We Need New Names (2014), Running with Mother (2012) and The Uncertainty of Hope (2006).

 

Amutabi Maurice, (Africa Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) Narratives around Ikhonga Murwe(Crying Stones) Of Kakamega and implications for tourism Development in Western Kenya Some critical Reflections.

 

Mercy Olimba,(Marist International University College, A constituent of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa-CUEA), Waste managemet and Child labour in Informal settlement in Kenya: A specific reference to Ngong Dumping Site.

 

Felix Olayinka Awogbemi & Nandutu Merab Kimo, (Islamic University of  Uganda & Bugema University, Mbale, Uganda), Effect of Domestic Violence on The Socio-Economic Well-Being of Households in Bungokho Community, Mbale District.

 

Mohammmed Abubakar Bitagi, (Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria).Availability of Information Resources for Research in Agricultural Research Institutes (ARI) in Nigeria.

 

Panel B4: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location: Room 4

Chair:  Luhamya Aloyce

 

Kimetto Caren Chepkemoi & Felicity Murunga, (Kisii University- Eldoret Campus & University of Eldoret, Kenya).Challenges facing the Implementation Of ICT Enhanced Education in Rural Secondary Schools: Case of Kabiyet Sub-County in Nandi County.

 

Okeke, Uchenna K. and Ukoh, Edidiong E. (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), The Influence of Locus of Control, Study Habits And Gender on the Academic Achievement of Senior Secondary School Physics Students’ In Ibadan Metropolis.

 

Moshidi Mary Makgato, (Tshwane University of Technology Pretoria North- South Africa), The basic concepts and educational principles that support lifelong learning: An investigative study of lifelong learning and adult education in South African Institutions.

 

Mapako Felix P&Mareva Rugare, (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe), A study of the dynamics and impact of social networks on teaching and learning: A case of Great Zimbabwe University.

 

Luhamya Aloyce and Neema-Abooki,( Makerere University, Uganda.), Quality Assurance in Higher Education: A case of Absence-of-Problems-Model.

 

Panel B5: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Location: Room 5

Chair: Paul Adole Ejembi

 

Jon Silverman (University of Bedfordshire, UK), The Justice Conundrum: Redressing human rights abuses in Africa.

 

Osinibi, Olusegun Michael, (Olabisi Onabanjo University), The Law as a Tool for Ensuring Food Sustainability In Africa: The Need To Abolish Trade Distorting Agricultural Subsidies In A Globalized Economy.

 

 John C Mubangizi (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), A Human Rights-based Approach to Combating Public Procurement Corruption in Africa.

 

Boniface Muoka, (Nairobi). The Elusive Quest for National Cohesion and Politics of Reconciliation in Kenya

 

Gyanendra M. Fulzalke & V. M. More, (Maharashtra, India.), Freedom of Religion in India and Role of Supreme Court of India: Critical Study, Swami Ramanand Teerth Maraathwada University, Nanded Maharashtra, India.

 

Paul Adole Ejembi, Moving From The Margins To The Mainstream: Towards Calibrating The Regional Legal And Regulatory Environment To Shore Up The Promotion And Protection Of The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Under The Auspices of the African Union, Islamic University in Uganda

 

Panel B6: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Service Sectors, Politics and Development in Africa.

Location: Room 6

Chair:  Marijani, Ramadhani

 

Moshidi Mary Makgato, (Pretoria North-South Africa) Poverty as the most important socio – economic barrier that affects adult learning and participation in South African context (Tshwane University of Technology)

 

Komi Ahiatroga Hiagbe, (Global Theological Seminary Osu-Accra, Ghana) Of Antelopes and Dancing Squirrels: Cultural Reconstruction for Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Osa D. Egonwa(Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria)Entrepreneurship Education And Africa’s Sustainable Development, Centre For Entrepreneurial Studies.

 

Maurice Amutabi (Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA).Fifty years of Kenyatta and Odinga Family in Kenyan Politics and implication for 2017 Elections: Political Analysis, African.

 

Siru Hameed Tunde & Peace Benson, (Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Nigeria And Kenyatta University, Kenya) Persuasion and/or Manipulation in ‘We Must Remain United’: A 2014 Democracy Day Broadcast By President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

Marijani, Ramadhani, (Tanzania Public Service College) The Quasi –Autonomous Agencies In Limbo: A Case Of Tanzania Employment Services Agency (Taesa) And Recruitment Secretariat (Rs),

 

Health Break

3:30pm – 3:45pm

 

Panel Session C 3:45pm – 5:00pm

 

 

Panel C1: Development Paradigms: Education, Poverty Alleviation and Development

Location: Room 1

Chair: Leen Kavulavu

 

Richard Kanyerezi and Prof. Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda) Institutional Autonomy in Allocation of Funds in Institutions of Higher Learning: A Case of Makerere University, Uganda.

 

Ochieng’ O. K’Olewe, (McDaniel College Westminster, Maryland, USA) Retention of Girls in a Rural Primary School:  Addressing UN Goals Millennium Development.

 

Pascal Odoch, (University Of Lusaka, Zambia), The Critical Role Of School Feeding To Primary Education Outcome – Pupil Performance: The Case Of Kalangala District, Central Uganda, University Of Lusaka, Zambia.

 

Nabunya Kulthum, Kasenene Idris and Prof.  Neema Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda) Influence of Human power planning on academic Staff and their service delivery in the College of Education and External Studies at Makerere University, Uganda

 

Leen Kavulavu, (Karatina University) Critical thinking in Kenya Education for Poverty Eradication and Human Development

 

Panel C2: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Management Resources in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair:    Sikholiwe Dube,

 

Oyaro, Chungo (Kisii University, Kenya) Dominic, The Confound Future Of Climate Change, Environment And Development.

 

Peter Tengaa, (CBE)-(Mbeya campus, Tanzania) Causes and Effects of Improper Solid Waste Management (Case of Songwe region, College of Business Education.

 

Ukuma, Teryila Shadrach (Benue State University) Traditional Tiv Performances and Cultural Tourism: The Tsuwe Tsere Dance in Focus, Theatre Arts Department,

 

Kenneth Frank O.  Atieto, (Egerton University, Kenya) Management of I.K. As A Cultural Heritage Resource for Sustainable Development among the Ogiek Community of East Mau Forest Complex,

 

Vundi Nason, (St. Paul’s University, Limuru Kenya), An Evaluation of the Community’s Resilience in Coping with the Global Climatic Change: Case of Mwala District, Machakos County.

 

Sikholiwe Dube,(Lupane State University, South Africa), The Role Of Ndebele Or Shona Orature In Health Matters.

 

Panel C3: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair: Sr. Lucy Achieng   

 

Jan Záhořík (Centre of African Studies University of West Bohemia in Pilsen,CZE),Ethiopia and the Oromo Question after Meles Zenawi.

 

Barigye Godfrey, Ethnic (Uganda Martyrs University,Uganda) Politics, Cultural Differences and Geopolitics Greater Lakes Region: The Case of Congolese and Rwandan Refugees in Uganda,

 

Okoli Ifeoma Bibiana and Ezemenaka Emeka Kingsley, (University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria), Security Emergencies in Nigeria: Ordeal for Persons with Special Needs (Visual Impairment).

 

Sammy Mwangi (Karatina University, Kenya), Consociational Democracy and Peace Building in Devolved Systems of Governance in Kenya (2010-2015).

 

Lucy Shule, (Centre for Foreign Relations, Dar es Salaam), Refugee Dynamics and Tanzania’s Regional Commitment to Resolve Conflicts.

 

Otieno- Omutoko Lillian, Paul A.  Odundo and Samson Gunga (University Of Nairobi), Value Based Education as a Response to Emerging Challenges in Africa: In search of Global Citizenship for a Peaceful World.

 

Sr.Lucy Achieng. (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)).The Role of Higher Education in Curbing Terrorism in Africa.

 

 

Panel C4: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa.

Location: Room 4

Chair:  Afaor Dorothy Nguemo

 

Timothy Akampurira, Alice Mbabazi, Peter Nareeba And  Annet Kwarija.(Uganda Christian University Mbale), The Effect Of Alcoholism on The Welfare Of The Elderly Women In Muhanga Town Council, Kabale District South Western Uganda: A Social Work Analysis.

 

Ondara Kiyondi Reuben,( Kisii University, Kenya), The Role Of Women In Development As Depicted In  Gusii Secular Pop Music,

 

Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha, (University of South Africa), 40 years on: an informetrics study of Kenya’s health problems since independence.

 

Amutabi Maurice (Africa Interdisciplinary Studies Association –AISA), Economic and Social Cost of burning of Burial Ceremonies in Western Kenya Cost Benefit Analysis and implication for development.

 

Jackson Keter Kipkemoi and Okello Ayuma Caroline, (Kisii University, Kenya), An Evaluation of challenges facing adoption international financial reporting standards by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya: A survey of Eldoret Town, Kenya.

 

Afaor Dorothy Nguemo,(Benue State University, Makurdi-Nigeria), African Feminism Vis – A – Vis Western Feminism, A Critical Bargain In Tiv Nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DAY 3 Friday 26th JUNE 2015

Plenary Session – 8:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Vice Chancellor, United States International University (USIU-A), Kenya

Prof. Winston Akala Jumba, University of Nairobi, Kenya

 

Panel Session

9:00am– 10:30am

 

 

Panel D1: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Service Sectors, Politics and Development in Africa

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Claudine Anita Hingston   

 

Lillian Zippora Omosa, (Acadia University, and Canada), Organizational Culture and its Influence on Strategy Implementation: A Case Study of a Non-governmental Organization Educational Studies.

 

Terwase T. Dzeka, (Benue State University Makurdi, Nigeria), Corruption and its Debilitating/Terminal impact on African Development: A Study of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic 1999 – 2015),

 

Vundi Nason, (St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya), Devolution, Power, and Democratization VS Development in Kenya: Where are we going wrong? A Case of Machakos County.

 

Terver Akpar, (Benue State University, Makurdi. Nigeria), The Context And Conflict Of Rural And Urban Development Paradigms – The Dynamics And Politics of Village Versus City Dwellers in Africa.

 

Amutabi Maurice, (Interdisciplinary Studies Association -AISA), Recovering History through Lullabies and singing Games among the Abaluhya of Western Kenya: Revisiting Oral History.

 

Claudine Anita Hingston, (Management College of Southern Africa –MANCOSA-South Africa), Rethinking African Leadership: The Need for more female leaders in Africa    Centre for Women Leadership, Durban, South Africa.

 


Panel D2: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair:   Bongani Bantwini

 

 Lubega Kajura, George William and Prof. Neema-Abook, (Makerere University, Uganda), Challenges to academic freedom and institutional autonomy in Sub-Saharan African Universities: A case of Public Universities in Uganda.

 

Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, George Ogal Ouma, & Titus Karuri Macharia,( Karatina University, Kenya), Conceptual Metaphors in Bertolt Brecht’s Play: “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”.

 

Uche Uwaezuoke Okonkwo & Mercy Ekenma Obasi, (Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria), Quota System and University Education in Nigeria 1948-2015: Merit or Mediocre?

 

Abdu Kisige and Prof. Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda), Cross Border Education and its Influence on the Quality of Higher Education.

 

Bongani Bantwini (North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa), Is there interface and culture of collaboration among various levels in the education system in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa?

 

Panel D3: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair: Gilbert Kansiime Arinaitwe

 

Mastone Mbewe (University of Malawi, Malawi), Exploring the Lived Experiences of Refugees who Settle Outside Dzaleka Camp in Malawi: A Phenomenological Approach.

 

Ogunleye Adetunbi Richard, (Adekunle Ajasin University,Akungba-Akoko Ondo State,Nigeria), Violence and Development in Africa: The Nigerian Experience.

 

Bonface Muoka, (Nairobi, Kenya), Fighting With Shadow: The Dilemma of War on Terrorism.

 

Kasena Musaku Bandoma, (College of Business Education – CBE), Tanzania), Child Hawking and its Impacts on school Attendances of children in Mbeya City-Tanzania.

 

Gilbert Kansiime Arinaitwe, (Bishop Barham University College – Kabale, Constitute College of Uganda Christian University,Uganda), Development Forced Migrations and Social Security in Cities: Theoretical Analysis

 

Panel D4: Development Paradigms: Higher Education, Partnerships and Publishing 

Location: Room 4

Chair:  Joe M. Mwinzi

 

Afusat Olanike Busari, (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), A Study Of Academic Stress among Teachers in Training in Special Education in Relation to their Core Life Skills.

 

Bongani Bantwini, (North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa), Is there interface and culture of collaboration among various levels in the education system in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa?

 

Josephine Waeni Bernard,(Mount Kenya University, Kenya),Curriculum  Adaptation for the Management of Learners with Hearing Impairment in Regular Public Primary Schools in Kajiado County, Central Sub County.

 

Asaaju, Olayemi Aderokun, (Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria), Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes and Beliefs Towards and about Reproductive Health for the Future we want in Africa.

 

Nthiga Purity, (Kenyatta University, Kenya), Rethinking the Role of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Development: Insights from Somaliland.

 

Joe M. Mwinzi, (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Towards the Africanisation of Teacher Education: A Critical Reflection.

 

Panel D5: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Marginalization and development Urban and Rural Development.

Location: Room 5

 

Chair: Pius Kakai Wanyonyi

 

Sean Patrick Asiimwe, (Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands), Peasantry Struggles and Agriculture Modernisation in Uganda: The failed attempt at agriculture transformation for development.

 

Terver Akpar,(Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria ), The Context and Conflict Of Rural And Urban Development Paradigms – The Dynamics And Politics of Village Versus City Dwellers in Africa.

 

Tumwebaze Joshua, (Uganda Christian University, Uganda), Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability.

 

Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University, Kenya), Gender, Spaces, Agency and Voice in negotiating sustainable development in northern Kenya.

 

Langtone Maunganidze & Matildah Sanka (University of Botswana, Botswana) and Kanana E. Murungi. (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Rural elites as assets and liabilities for rural development in Africa: case of Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

 

Pius Kakai Wanyonyi, (Kenyatta University, Kenya), The Paradox of Development: The Story of Webuye Pan African Paper Mills

 

 

 

 Health Break

11:00am – 12:15pm

Panel Session E 11:15am-12:45pm

 

 

Panel E1: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Service Sectors, Politics and Development in Africa

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Susan Khasenye Wasike

 

Susan Khasenye Wasike, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa-CUEA), Contemporary Leadership is the Delegation of Responsibility and Authority.

 

Osa D. Egonwa, (Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies Delta State University, Nigeria), Entrepreneurship Education and Africa’s Sustainable Development

 

Amutabi Maurice, (African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA). Four years of Devolution and Scramble for Gubernatorial Posts in Kenya: Some Informed Reflection.

 

Ondara Kiyondi Reuben, (Kisii University, Kenya), Politics and the Language Question in Kenya: the Case of Sheng’.

 

Mercy Olimba (Marist International University College, Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa-CUEA), Informal settlements and Insecurity in Kenya: A case study of Kibera.

 

Panel E2: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair: Lucy Shule

 

Oni Oladapo Isaac (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Insecurity and Xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

 

Amugune Donald (Kisii University. Kenya), Border Conflicts on Development in Kenya: A case of Kilingili Market Vihiga and Kakamega Counties.

 

Abubakar Mohammed Sambo, Muhammad Fuad & Othman Rusdi Omar, (Affiliation missing), Conflict and Intervention in Ecowas Sub-Region:Fourty Years After ‘Integration What Next?’

 

Selly Amutabi (United States International University-USIU-Africa, Kenya), Kenya-Uganda Relations: Past and Present Engagements

 

Heri Ryanga, (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Women and Conflict in Mt. Elgon: Assessing Rape as a Weaponing Armed Conflict, 2006 – 2008.

 

Lucy Shule, (Centre for Foreign Relations, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), Refugee Dynamics and Tanzania’s Regional Commitment to Resolve Conflicts.

 

Panel E3: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair:  Aggrey Asitiba Okutu

 

Nabunya Kulthum and Neema-Abook, (Makerere University) Resource Input Model and its effect on quality of education in Makerere University, Uganda

 

Ochieng’ O. K’Olewe, (McDaniel College Westminster, Maryland, USA) Retention of Girls in a Rural Primary School:  Addressing UN Goals Millennium Development.

 

Onjoro Veronica,(Mount Kenya University)Who is Cheating in Exams, is it the Parents ,the Teachers or the students in Kenya. The Case of Cheating in Exams in Kenya and Its implications in the society.

 

Bongani Bantwini, (North West University, and Potchefstroom, South Africa) Teachers Caught between educational accountability reforms and political pressure: Is there a way out/forward?

 

Tangi Felista and Daniel Onyango (St Augustine University Of Tanzania), Influence of Supervision and learning materials on effectiveness of group discussions as a learning strategy in Higher Education Institution:A case of St.Augustine University of Tanzania.

 

Aggrey Asitiba Okutu, (Kisii University) Assessment of Kenya’s Realization of EFA Goals – 2015, A    Case of West Pokot County, Kenya

 

Panel E4: Development Paradigms: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Location: Room 4

Chair: Gabriel Jattani

 

Nthiga M. Purity, Kiguru Gatitu & Emily, A. Ogutu, (Kenyatta University, Nairobi) Deal or Duel: A Frame Analysis of Kenyan Newspapers’ Reporting on the Tenth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference, Nairobi, and December 2015.

 

Wade Zack Ver, (Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria).Emerging Trends in Nigerian Folk Songs: An Appraisal of Tiv Political Songs.

 

Sarah Chelimo &Jayne Odhiambo Otwack, (Kisii University- Eldoret Campus-Kenya) Challenges facing gender dynamics as an economic and political force in Kenya.

 

Ezekiel Mbitha Mwenzwa,(Karatina University, Kenya) A Theoretical Raison d’être of Gender Modelling and Personality Development: Implications on Development.

 

Name and affiliation missing, Ethical Revival in African’s Development plan: A strategy for Nigerian’s Local Industrialization and the Attainment of Self-reliance.

Gabriel Jattani Tolosa And  Karanja Elizabeth Muhito, The Role Of Public awareness and Police Public Relations in Curbing Child Sexual Abuse: A Case of Mshomoroni Estate in Kisauni Sub-County, Mombasa County….Affiliation?

 

Panel E5: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Economic Development in Africa

Location: Room 5

Chair: Oliver Tersoo Agundu

 

Chengetai E. Hamadziripi, (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe.) A Common Competition Policy for the Tripartite Free Trade Area: chartering the way forward.

 

Esther N. Ndungu &David N. Gaitungu, (Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya) Socio-Economic Implications of the Ban of commercial Motorcycle (BodaBoda) Operations in Nairobi CBD.

 

Judah Ndiku ,Pamella Buhere, Aliva Luvaso, Christopher Omusula &Lorna Nakera,(Masinde Muliro University-Kenya) African Leadership Academy: A New Paradigm Shift in Leadership and Governance in Africa.

 

Fineman, Guy Goyei (USIU-KENYA).Democratization and Foreign Policy-Making: Examining the Role of Parliament in Africa’s Emerging Democracies.

 

Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University, Kenya). Women and Land Rights among Pastoral Ethnic Groups of northern Kenya.

 

Oliver Tersoo Agundu,(Benue State University, Nigeria) Neo-Liberalism and African Search for A Development Model In The Age Of Economic Fundamentalism.

 

Panel E6: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa.

Location: Room 6

Chair:  Sabas Kimani

 

Medard Rugyendo (World Bishop Barham University College, Uganda) The Bible-based environmental conservation for the 21st Century.

 

Paul Wachiuri & Edgar Marumbu,(Kisii University) Radicalization, Islam And Christianity In Africa.

 

Gilbert Kansiime Arinaitwe, (Bishop Barham University College – Kabale, Constitute College of Uganda Christian University-Uganda) Social Work Administration And Policy Analysis: Theoretical Perspectives

 

Daniel Ogachi Oigo (Kisii University), .Ratio Analysis and listed company performance

 

Wilkins Ndege Muhingi,(Kisii University, Kenya) Civil Society and Development: Focus on Africa. Sabas Kimani (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, CUEA, Kenya) ,Religion and environment issues.

 

 

 

 

12:15pm – 2:00pm

Panel Session F 2:00pm– 3:30pm

 

 

Panel F1: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Service Sectors, Politics and Development in Africa

Location:  Room 1

Chair:  Akinrinlewo, Adepeju Mariam

 

Asiru Hameed Tunde & Peace Benson (Kenyatta University) (Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina Nigeria).Persuasion and/Or Manipulation In ‘We Must Remain United’: A 2014 Democracy Day Broadcast By President Goodluck Jonathan)

 

Peter Tengaa, (College of Business Education (CBE)-Mbeya campus, Tanzania) Causes and Effects of Improper Solid Waste Management Case of Songwe region.

 

Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University, Kenya), Peasants and politics in Africa: Implications for Development.

 

Lillian Zippora Omosa, (Acadia University, Canada),Organizational Culture and its Influence on Strategy Implementation: A Case Study of a Non-governmental Organization Educational Studies.

 

Amutabi Maurice, (Africa Interdisciplinary Studies Association-AISA), Pius Masinde Muliro and Kenya’s Interrogating his patriotism and Nationalists Credentials.

 

Akinrinlewo, Adepeju Mariam, (Hallmark University, Ogun State Nigeria) Modality and Credibility in the First Inaugural Speech of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

 

Panel F2: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location:  Room 2

Chair:  Kweyamba B. Audax,

 

Mapako Felix P&Mareva Rugare (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe) A study of the dynamics and impact of social networks on teaching and learning: A case of Great Zimbabwe University.

 

Felicity Murunga &Chebii J. Chebiwot (University of Eldoret and Kisii University) Which Way Africa? New Pedagogies

 

Grace Atemi Ondieki (Kisii University, Kenya) The State Of Guidance And Counseling And The Impact On Adolescents Drug Abuse In Secondary Schools In Kisii County.

 

Bosire Monari Mwebi & JoAnne MacDonald, Preparing Teachers and Nurses for 21st Century Competencies: Canadian Experience, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada.

 

Elsabé Wessels & Nolutho Diko,Teaching(North-West University) Learner Support Using Real-Life Environment to Enhance Students’ Understanding, Mafeking Campus.

 

Kweyamba B. Audax, (University of Dar es Salaam), The imperative of confronting Corruption as governance and moral issue in Tanzania: Department of Political science and public Administration.

 

 

Panel F3: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair:  Katamba Abubakar Saka

 

Jane Machyo. (Uganda Christian University, Uganda), Universities Deliverables and Employee Expectations in   Eastern Uganda.

 

Lubega Kajura, George William and Prof. Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda), The challenges facing research management in Sub-Sahara African Universities.

 

Bosire Monari Mwebi & JoAnne MacDonald (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada.) Preparing Teachers and Nurses for 21st Century Competencies: Canadian Experience, St. Francis Xavier University,Canada.

 

Akinrinlewo, Adepeju Mariam, (Hallmark University, Ogun State Nigeria) Modality and Credibility in the First Inaugural Speech of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

 

Asiko Abigael and Julia Enoi (Catholic University Of Eastern Africa,Kenya),Influence of Parental Alcohol consumptionon childrens Welfare in Kwanza Ward,Trans Nzoia.

 

Katamba Abubakar Saka, (Federal University of Technology, Minna – Nigeria), Interactive Effect of Motivation, Job Satisfaction, Gender and Educational Qualification Job Performance of Library Personnel in Universities in North-Central, Nigeria.

 

Panel F4: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Management Resources in Africa

Location: Room 4

Chair:   Lydia Kivuva,

 

Sylvia Atoko, (University Of Lusaka, Zambia),The Relationship between Human Resource Practices and Organizational Commitment.

 

William Adams Twayigize (University of New England, Australia), Preventing Africa’s Resource Curse through Indigenous Community Participation: A Case Study of Turkana Oil Exploitation in Kenya.

Tapiwanashe Mutonhori, (Great Zimbabwe University) Cultural Dialectics in Sustainable Resource Management in Zimbabwe: The Role of Karanga Culture in the Resource Management Matrix.

 

Evans Vidija Sagwa (Technical University of Kenya) and Appolonius Shitiabai Kembu, (Mount Kenya University), Influence of Human Resource Management Practices on Competitive Strategy: A Study of Deposit Taking Saccos in Nairobi County, Kenya.

 

Langtone Maunganidze, (University of Botswana, Botswana), Feeding from natural resource management (NRM)-related conflicts: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Lydia Kivuva, (Cooperative University of Kenya), Evaluation of the drought Mitigation and response strategies in Makueni County,Kenya

 

Panel F5: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location:  Room 5

Chair:  Ujeyo Margaret Stella

 

Ekundayo Lawrence Olabode, (Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria.) Corruption in Africa: Nigeria As A Case Study.

 

Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, George Ogal Ouma., & Titus Karuri Macharia, (Karatina University, Kenya),Conceptual Metaphors in Bertolt Brecht’s Play: “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”

 

Veronica Onjoro, (Mount Kenya University, Kenya), Are menses a hindrance to Kenyan girls education?

 

Ujeyo Margaret Stella and Prof. Neema-Abooki, Approaches to Effective Quality Assurance Strategy in Higher Education Institutions, Makerere University, Uganda

 

Daniel Ogachi Oigo and Abigael Asiko Kutwa (Kisii University), Improving youth livelihood through small holder farming

 

Kebenei P.J, Cherotich M.G & Busienei A. C, (Kenya, University of Nairobi –Kenya) Influence of Devolved Government on instructors’ Motivation in Vocational Training Institutes. A case study of Bomet County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Closing Ceremony

 

MC: Dr.

 

3:45pm4.00pm   :   Closing Remarks & Way Forward from the Chair, Conference Organizing                                                            

                                 Committee: Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, PhD

 

4:00pm-4:15pm   :   Official Closing by Prof. Inyani K. Simala, CEO/Secretary Kiswahili Commission of East Africa

 

4.15pm  – 4.30 pm : Vote of Thanks by Representative of  Delegates

 

4:30 pm4:35pm   :   Vote of Thanks from Prof. (Eng.) Abel Mayaka, PhD

 

4:35pm-5:00pm    :   Issuing of Certificates of Participation

                                     

 

                                    Delegates depart at their own pleasure

 

 

Saturday June 25, 2016, Conference excursion paid for individually. The itinerary will include visit to the Animal orphanage, the only national park situated in the capital city of Nairobi.

 


Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel

 

General conference theme: “Africa at Development Crossroads”

Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Sponsors: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) and AIDAL

 

After the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and various strategies under NEPAD and various national development plans, Africa is still at development crossroads. Africa has been at the centre of many and sometimes competing and experimental development paradigms, both from within and outside. Democratic revival has created some hope in some African countries. Despite this hope, many African societies are still gripped in gender, patriarchal and regional tensions. Women, youth, children and minority groups have been marginalised in some countries. Paper presenters will be expected to look from within in order to interrogate the success and some of the challenges these development paradigms have faced in light of external influence. Some government have created inclusive constitutions that incorporate gender mainstreaming. Researchers are expected to critically examine models and approaches presented for development in health, education, tourism, mining, agriculture, water, livestock development, roads, railway and air transport, development of arid and semi arid lands, science and technology, engineering, environment, urban and rural development, vulnerable groups, minorities, women and children. How sound are development plans developed by African governments? In what ways have they been successful? Whose development and in whose interest?  How should development in Africa proceed? Who should be involved in Africa’s development and why? Are Africa’s development partners genuine? What projects should Africa pursue? These are the type of questions that participants are invited to explore.

 

Organized and hosted by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), this 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held on June 28 to 29, 2017 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, 2017 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

 

The deadline for submission of full papers is May 30, 2017. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA). The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

 

 

 

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts – March 30, 2017

Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentation or full papers May 30, 2017

Conference dates – June 28-30, 2017

 

Colloquium 1: Africa and Sectoral Development

Sub Themes:

a. Energy, Water, Agriculture and Development in Africa

b. Politics and Development in Africa

c. Health and Development

d. Heritage, Culture and Development

e. Urban and Rural Development

f. Gender Dynamics and Women in Africa

g. Democracy and Governance in Africa

h. Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Kenywood, hip hop, etc

i. The language question in Africa

j. Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability

k. Peace, Conflict and Security issues

l. IDPs and Refugee Crisis in Africa

m. Economic Development in Africa

n. Civil Society, NGOs and Social Movements in Africa

o. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

Colloquium 2: Economics and Management of Resources in Africa

Sub-Themes:

a. Economic Models, Development Plans and Development in Africa

b. Minerals, International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking

c. Industry and Manufacturing in Africa

d. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’

e. Global Finance and Development

f. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste Management

g. Planning and Management of Strategic Natural Resources

h. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship

i. The Cooperative Movement, Women Groups and Savings Societies in Africa

j. Media, Transport and Communication in Africa

k. Regional Blocs, Integration and Regional Trade in Africa

l. Global Business Management

m. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

a. University Education, Research, Science and Development

b. Open and Distance Learning, e-learning and e-resources in Africa

c. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Higher Education in Africa

d. Higher Education, Linkages, Partnerships and Publishing 

e. Exchange Programmes and Collaborations

f. Evaluation, Education Reforms, Research Repositories and Archives

g. ICT, teleconferencing, webminars, networking and e-Learning

h. Gender mainstreaming in Education in Africa

i. Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in Africa

j. Industry, Technology and Education

k. Private Education, Early Childhood Education and Special Education

l. Technical and Vocational Education in Africa

m. Primary Education, Education, Poverty Alleviation and Marginalization

o. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

 Colloquium 4: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Sub-Themes:

a. Judicial Reforms and Human Rights in Africa

b. International Trade and New Maritime Laws

c. Indigenous, Local, National and Global Legal Systems

d. Cohesion and Integration Issues

e. New Constitutional reforms

f. The role of women and minorities in legal issues 

g. ICT and Law

h. Gender, Environment and Alternative Legal Systems in Africa

i. Environmental Law and Conservation

j. Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa

k. Global Legal Education

l. Land, Environment, Civic and Citizen Education

m. Special Courts and Small Claims Courts

n. Global Recruitment Firms in Africa

o. Illegal and Forced Migration

p. Treaties, Accords and Agreements

q. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology in Africa

Sub-Themes:

a. Engineering and Training in Science and Technology

b. Science, Technology and Development

c. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries

d. Science and Natural Resource Management

e. Patents, Trademarks, Technology and Innovation

f. Industry and University Collaboration

g. Research and Development (R&D)

h. Industrial Parks and Innovation Villages

i. Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment

j. ICT, Science and Technology

k. Science, Technology and Gender

m. Science, Children and Youth

n. Health, Medicine HIV and AIDS

o. Health Tourism and Foreign Aid

p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 6: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

a. Radicalization, Islam and Christianity in Africa

b. Radical Religious Groups in Africa

c. Media and the Church in Africa

d. Ethics and Development in Africa

e. Theology and Development in Africa

f. Faith-Based NGOs

h. Religious Institutions and Development

i. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security

m. Global Mega Evangelists

n. Religion and Environmental Issues

o. Religion, Gender and Women in Africa

p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Sub-Themes:

a. Africa Security Architecture

b. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security

c. Conflict, Rebel activities, War and Violence in Africa

d. The UN, African Union, Gender and Human Rights

e. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region

f. Conflict Management

g. War and Refugees in Africa

h. Ethical Issues in Development

i. Democracy, Leadership and Governance in Africa

j. Dictatorship, term limits and Corruption in Africa

k. Regional Bodies and peace in Africa

l. Displacement, Refugees and International Affairs

m. Failed and near-failed states in Africa

n. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology

Sub-Themes:

a) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa

b) The nature and state of ICT in Africa

c) Mobile Libraries, Dissemination and publishing

d) Library resources in Africa

e) E-Library/Virtual library

f) E- books/E-Journals

g) Internet Research and online publishing

h) Communication and Journalism

i) Language, Radio and TV stations in Africa

j. Gender and ICT in Africa

k. ICT and environment in Africa

l. Business innovations in ICT – m-pesa, m-kopa, etc

m. Oral literature and oral narratives and texts

n. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Sub-Themes:

a. 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. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 10: 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 US$ 60 (KES 6,000)

2. Rest of Africa US$ 150

3. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200

4. Exhibition and advertising stand – US$ 200

 

Registration fee payments to: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor and Chair

African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 13447-00400,

Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

KESSA /MMU

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Re: Updates on Third Annual Interdisciplinary International Conference, June 23-25, 2016 to take place at Multimedia University of Kenya

Re: Updates on Third Annual Interdisciplinary International Conference, June 23-25, 2016 to take place at Multimedia University of Kenya

 

As the conference dates of June 23-25 2016 move closer, we would like to make some updates on the Third Interdisciplinary International Conference scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya at Multimedia University of Kenya, from June 23 to 25, 2016 on the theme: “Rethinking Development Paradigms by Africa and its Partners.”  The co-hosting by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) has changed from Kisii University to Multimedia University of Kenya, which is a public university in Kenya, located on Magadi Road after Bomas of Kenya and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Everything else remains the same. As earlier announced, conference participants will pay and meet their own travel and accommodation expenses. Multimedia University of Kenya has limited accommodation of 160 standard hotel rooms. For accommodation at Multimedia University of Kenya, contact Anne Muraguri at conference@mmu.ac.ke or Tel 020-2071391/2. There are other alternative hotels nearby. There will be registration fee (as specified on the call for papers) payable on arrival in Nairobi. Conference registration will start from 22 June 2016 at 2pm.

 

We hope that delegates travelling from abroad have already finalised visa plans to obtain clearance for entry into Kenya. If you need a visa and if there is a Kenyan diplomatic representation in your country, we urge you to process your visa in good time to avoid delays.  For purpose of visa application or entry at the airport, you can give the address of the Multimedia University of Kenya, Along Magadi Road, Off Langata Road, P.O BOX 15653- 00503, Nairobi, Kenya as your address while in Kenya.

 

We wish to advise you that on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, you will make your own transport arrangements to Multimedia University of Kenya in Nairobi. The cost for taxi fare from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Mulitimedia University should range between US$20 to 50. Multimedia University of Kenya is located along Magadi Road, Off Langata Road. Multimedia University has a hotel whose rates are attached.

 

In the next few days, we will be sending you the first version of the official conference programme. The conference will be opened in the morning of June 23, 2016 from 8.00am. Kindly send us your PowerPoint slides or confirm participation, and can work on full papers later, but must be sent to us after the conference if you are interested in the post conference publications.

 

For any questions related to the conference, please feel free to contact the conference convenors:

– Prof. Maurice Amutabi amutabi@yahoo.com , Mobile Tel: +254700744545

Prof. (Eng.) Abel N. Mayaka amayaka@mmu.ac.ke Mobile Tel: +254723082890

 

We look forward to welcoming you in Nairobi to what we hope will be a truly memorable conference.

 

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, PhD                                Prof. (Eng.) Abel N. Mayaka, PhD

Co-Convenor, Conference Org Committee                           Co-Convenor, Conf. Org Committee

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Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, June 28 to 30, 2017

African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA)

P.O. Box 13447-00400, Nairobi, Kenya

Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28 to 30, 2017

 General conference theme: “Africa at Development Crossroads”

Conference Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

 Sponsors: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) and AIDAL

After the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and various strategies under NEPAD and various national development plans, Africa is still at development crossroads. Africa has been at the centre of many and sometimes competing and experimental development paradigms, both from within and outside. Democratic revival has created some hope in some African countries. Despite this hope, many African societies are still gripped in gender, patriarchal and regional tensions. Women, youth, children and minority groups have been marginalised in some countries. Paper presenters will be expected to look from within in order to interrogate the success and some of the challenges these development paradigms have faced in light of external influence. Some government have created inclusive constitutions that incorporate gender mainstreaming. Researchers are expected to critically examine models and approaches presented for development in health, education, tourism, mining, agriculture, water, livestock development, roads, railway and air transport, development of arid and semi arid lands, science and technology, engineering, environment, urban and rural development, vulnerable groups, minorities, women and children. How sound are development plans developed by African governments? In what ways have they been successful? Whose development and in whose interest?  How should development in Africa proceed? Who should be involved in Africa’s development and why? Are Africa’s development partners genuine? What projects should Africa pursue? These are the type of questions that participants are invited to explore.

 

Organized and hosted by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), this 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held on June 28 to 29, 2017 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, 2017 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

The deadline for submission of full papers is May 30, 2017. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA). The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

 Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts – March 30, 2017

Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentation or full papers May 30, 2017

Conference dates – June 28-30, 2017

Colloquium 1: Africa and Sectoral Development

Sub Themes:

  1. Energy, Water, Agriculture and Development in Africa
  2. Politics and Development in Africa
  3. Health and Development
  4. Heritage, Culture and Development
  5. Urban and Rural Development
  6. Gender Dynamics and Women in Africa
  7. Democracy and Governance in Africa
  8. Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Kenywood, hip hop, etc
  9. The language question in Africa
  10. Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability
  11. Peace, Conflict and Security issues
  12. IDPs and Refugee Crisis in Africa
  13. Economic Development in Africa
  14. Civil Society, NGOs and Social Movements in Africa
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

Colloquium 2: Economics and Management of Resources in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Economic Models, Development Plans and Development in Africa
  2. Minerals, International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking
  3. Industry and Manufacturing in Africa
  4. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
  5. Global Finance and Development
  6. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste Management
  7. Planning and Management of Strategic Natural Resources
  8. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship
  9. The Cooperative Movement, Women Groups and Savings Societies in Africa
  10. Media, Transport and Communication in Africa
  11. Regional Blocs, Integration and Regional Trade in Africa
  12. Global Business Management
  13. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. University Education, Research, Science and Development
  2. Open and Distance Learning, e-learning and e-resources in Africa
  3. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Higher Education in Africa
  4. Higher Education, Linkages, Partnerships and Publishing
  5. Exchange Programmes and Collaborations
  6. Evaluation, Education Reforms, Research Repositories and Archives
  7. ICT, teleconferencing, webminars, networking and e-Learning
  8. Gender mainstreaming in Education in Africa
  9. Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in Africa
  10. Industry, Technology and Education
  11. Private Education, Early Childhood Education and Special Education
  12. Technical and Vocational Education in Africa
  13. Primary Education, Education, Poverty Alleviation and Marginalization
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 4: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Sub-Themes:

  1. Judicial Reforms and Human Rights in Africa
  2. International Trade and New Maritime Laws
  3. Indigenous, Local, National and Global Legal Systems
  4. Cohesion and Integration Issues
  5. New Constitutional reforms
  6. The role of women and minorities in legal issues
  7. ICT and Law
  8. Gender, Environment and Alternative Legal Systems in Africa
  9. Environmental Law and Conservation
  10. Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa
  11. Global Legal Education
  12. Land, Environment, Civic and Citizen Education
  13. Special Courts and Small Claims Courts
  14. Global Recruitment Firms in Africa
  15. Illegal and Forced Migration
  16. Treaties, Accords and Agreements
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Engineering and Training in Science and Technology
  2. Science, Technology and Development
  3. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries
  4. Science and Natural Resource Management
  5. Patents, Trademarks, Technology and Innovation
  6. Industry and University Collaboration
  7. Research and Development (R&D)
  8. Industrial Parks and Innovation Villages
  9. Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment
  10. ICT, Science and Technology
  11. Science, Technology and Gender
  12. Science, Children and Youth
  13. Health, Medicine HIV and AIDS
  14. Health Tourism and Foreign Aid
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 6: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Radicalization, Islam and Christianity in Africa
  2. Radical Religious Groups in Africa
  3. Media and the Church in Africa
  4. Ethics and Development in Africa
  5. Theology and Development in Africa
  6. Faith-Based NGOs
  7. Religious Institutions and Development
  8. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  9. Global Mega Evangelists
  10. Religion and Environmental Issues
  11. Religion, Gender and Women in Africa
  12. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Africa Security Architecture
  2. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  3. Conflict, Rebel activities, War and Violence in Africa
  4. The UN, African Union, Gender and Human Rights
  5. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
  6. Conflict Management
  7. War and Refugees in Africa
  8. Ethical Issues in Development
  9. Democracy, Leadership and Governance in Africa
  10. Dictatorship, term limits and Corruption in Africa
  11. Regional Bodies and peace in Africa
  12. Displacement, Refugees and International Affairs
  13. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology

Sub-Themes:

  1. a) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa
  2. b) The nature and state of ICT in Africa
  3. c) Mobile Libraries, Dissemination and publishing
  4. d) Library resources in Africa
  5. e) E-Library/Virtual library
  6. f) E- books/E-Journals
  7. g) Internet Research and online publishing
  8. h) Communication and Journalism
  9. i) Language, Radio and TV stations in Africa
  10. Gender and ICT in Africa
  11. ICT and environment in Africa
  12. Business innovations in ICT – m-pesa, m-kopa, etc
  13. Oral literature and oral narratives and texts
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Challenges of invention of states and ethnic groups in Africa
  2. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development in Africa
  3. Gender, Women and Development in Africa
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility
  5. Aid and Sectoral Development
  6. New Paradigms of Development
  7. Minority Groups and Tensions
  8. Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  9. Public Policy and Ecology
  10. Entrepreneurship and Development
  11. Minorities and Development
  12. Integrated Rural Urban Development
  13. Funding Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  14. Social, Economic and Political Research
  15. Research Regimes
  16. Opinion polls, surveys and mapping in Africa
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings

Sub-Themes:

  1. Open for any panels or roundtables or association meetings
  2. Any relevant topic

 

Registration Fees:

  1. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations US$ 60 (KES 6,000)
  2. Rest of Africa US$ 150
  3. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200
  4. Exhibition and advertising stand – US$ 200

 

Registration fee payments to: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

 

Members of AISA Executive Advisory Committee:

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, President, AISA

Prof. Justus Mbae, VC, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Kenya

Prof. Mary Walingo, VC, Maasai Mara University, Kenya

Prof. Kenneth Inyani Simala, Executive Secretary, Kiswahili Council EA, Arusha, Tanzania

Prof. Ruth Otunga, University of Eldoret, Kenya

Prof. Winston Akala Jumba, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Prof. Rose Hellen Sigali, Moi University, Kenya

Prof. Elinami Veraeli Swai, Open University of Tanzania, Tanzania

Prof. Mayaka, Multimedia University of Kenya, Kenya

Prof. Shadrack Wanjala Nasongo, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Prof. Henrik Nordvall, Linkoping University, Sweden

 

Members of AISA Organizing Committee

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Chair and Convenor

Dr. Linnet Hamasi, Kisii University, Kenya and Executive Director and Treasurer

Dr. Kakai Wanyonyi, Member, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Dr. Pamela Akinyi Waddende, Organizing Secretary, Kisii University, Kenya

Dr. Godwin Murunga, Member, University of Nairobi

Dr. Edmond Maloba Were, Member, Kisii University

Dr. Lilian Omutoko Otieno, University of Nairobi

Dr. Mumo Nzau, Member, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Dr. George Ndemo, Member, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

 

AISA Secretariat

Dominic Chungo Oyaro

Alexander Jackan

Abigael Asiko Kutwa

Eliud Opwoche

Livingston Jonanga

Mercy Olimba

Donald Amugune

Jane Nambiri

Sr. Lucy Achieng’

Julia Enoi

Morris Sianje Simala

Magdalene Ndeto

Alma Sikanga

Lydia Mutua

 

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor and Chair

African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 13447-00400,

Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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Tribute to Prof. Joseph Nyasani

Tribute to Prof. Joseph Nyasani

By Maurice N. Amutabi

Kisii University, Kenya and the world, are mourning the death of yet another academic giant, Prof. Joseph Nyasani. I first met Prof. Joseph Nyasani at the University of Nairobi in 1986 where he taught me philosophy, essentially metaphysics. He was brilliant and his lectures were exciting. He was the quintessential professor, without ethnic overtones, regionalism and any negative isms. He was simply, Kenyan. He easily stood out by his demeanour and style. He was a familiar face on campus, easily recognised by many students and staff, because he worked part time as news anchor at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) TV station, the only TV station in the country at the time. He was a kind of celebrity.

Prof. Nyasani was fluent and articulate in ten languages and was proud of his English pronunciation. He pronounced words with deliberate flare and academic exuberance. He knew how to dress, always in a suit and a tie, mainly three piece suits. He drove a Mercedes Benz at a time when it was a prestigious machine and students looked forward to such role models at a time when many lecturers drove Volkswagen beetles and old Peugeot 404s and 504s. He came across as simple and approachable. He liked to share his space with ordinary mortal and mixed freely with hoi polloi. He was a member of the Senior Common Room at the University of Nairobi but not a frequent visitor of the place.

Together with the late Prof. Odera Oruka, Prof. Nyasani made philosophy a vibrant discipline at the University of Nairobi. Philosophy was often disparaged and many first years were discouraged from studying philosophy beyond first year, but Nyasani and Oruka inspired many to pursue philosophy. Prof. Nyasani was among few lecturers who taught who would come to a lecture and make long quotes from his own words. He loved St. Augustine and The City of God, from which he quoted rather generously. He mentioned many Popes whom he insisted were black and pointed out the pioneer role of African philosophy in creation of knowledge in the world.

Prof. Nyasani was a deconstructionist and loved to put everything upside down in order to understand it better. He did not take anything one said at face value. There were always many meanings to what we said or did not say. He always questioned any claims including the truth and often asked us to discuss why truth is called truth and if there were hierarchies of truth. He asked tough questions and told us that he did not have answers and neither would we even by the time we all died. He was always in control of his class and was at his best when talking away from his lecture notes, then he would get so excited and start stomping around the stage in animated excitement but would soon realise he had lost some of us, and then would come back home, to continue from where he had stopped.

There are many professors who do not know how to teach but Prof. Nyasani was among the few exceptions. He knew how to tell stories and also engage in academic debates and discourses without getting personal. He told jokes and liked to provoke people into great debates. He rarely got riled. He told us about the colonial days and how African philosophy was marginalized. He was among many scholars that played an important role in recovering and reconstructing African knowledge systems, many of which had been undermined by the colonial project. He rejected notions of cultural profiling, legitimating and straight-jacketing.

In his early life, Prof. Nyasani trained to be a priest but quit on the eve of his ordination. The major conviction and counsel from Prof. Nyasani was that knowledge liberates humans. He believed that everyone at the University should study philosophy besides their other disciplines. He thought that philosophy should be made compulsory in all universities, like was the case in ancient Europe and most American universities, in order for people to arrive at logical answers. His reason was that students and professors made hollow arguments which were not guided by underpinning philosophies and principles and ended up engaging in meaningless diatribes and discourses. He was disheartened by people he called ‘ignorant’ (referred in normal conversation as fools) for they had refused to read and be informed. He refrained from engaging in polemical arguments and would simply switch off and let you go on in ignorant rants, alone. Then he would start again by saying, “So, what we were saying…..

Prof. Nyasani was a national leader and served as the first Chairman of the Kisii University Council, a role he served with great distinction. He is the reason that Management of Kisii University has a national face compared to management teams of other universities. He believed that a national university such as Kisii University should have the face of Kenya. He believed in merit and not selfish religious demagoguery and creation of clan or ethnic enclaves. He was one of our keynote speakers at the 2013 1st Kisii University Annual International Interdisciplinary conference where he impressed. This was perhaps his last official function at Kisii University.

Many of our lecturers at the University of Nairobi relaxed and had their happy hours at the Senior Common Room (SCR) in Ghandi Wing, but where Prof. Nyasani did not like. The Senior Common Room was prestigious and it was where you met who was who in academia in Kenya, but was also a place where there was a lot of academic bullying and grandstanding. There was always a guard at the door who demanded membership card before you were allowed to enter. In the Senior Common Room, anyone below the position of lecturer such as tutorial fellows and graduate teaching assistants could not order for anything unless accompanied by a lecturer, or PhD holder. If you wanted to host a non member at SCR, you had to notify the chairman in writing. There were rumours that Government and University management had spies in the place that picked all manner of rumours as intelligence for them and that is how people like Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Mukaru Ng’ang’a, Katam Mkangi, Maina wa Kinyatti, E.S Atieno Odhiambo and others were identified as leftists and identified for detention. I believe these are some of the reasons that made Prof. Nyasani to stay away, usually spending his social hours in Nairobi West.

Prof. Nyasani produced many scholars. My classmates such as Prof. Michael Ntabo (Rongo University College), Prof. Mary Ngare (Moi University) and Dr. Patrick Maison Dikirr (Technical University of Kenya) later took philosophy up to PhD level and now lecturing in many universities. Among his mentees is, Dr. Erick Thomas Ogwora, the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kisii University. Unlike some Kenyan professors who die without producing a single professor, Nyasani has left many and he will be remembered for this great capacity to mentor

Prof. Joseph Nyasani will be laid to rest on March 16 2016 at his ancestral home at Nyabururu in Kisii County. We ask God to keep his spirit alive in many of his scholarly books and articles in years to come so that others can gain from his intellectual contributions.

Prof. Amutabi is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic and Students’ Affairs at Kisii University.

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Call for Papers for the Third Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Nairobi Campus of Kisii University, Kenya on June 22 to 25, 2016

Call for Papers for the Third Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Nairobi Campus of Kisii University, Kenya on June 22 to 25, 2016

General conference theme: “Rethinking Development Paradigms by Africa and its Partners”
Conference Venue: Nairobi Campus, Kisii University, Kenya
Sponsors: Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA)

Africa has been at the centre of many and sometimes competing and experimental development paradigms, both from within and outside. Since 1960s, African governments have developed various development plans and blue prints, all aimed at producing the best for their people. In the 1960s, the focus was on massive development projects that were meant to produce multiple benefits. Examples included Akosombo in Ghana, Kariba in Zambia, Masinga in Kenya, among others, which were meant to generate electricity, provide water for irrigation, produce fish and serve as reservoirs for water supply. Paper presenters will be expected to look from within in order to interrogate the success and some of the challenges these development paradigms have faced in light of external influence. Scholars will be expected to pay attention to Africa’s development partners who come to the Continent with their own development proposals and agenda. Researchers should critically examine models and approaches presented for development in health, education, tourism, mining, agriculture, water, livestock development, roads, railway and air transport, development of arid and semi arid lands, science and technology, engineering, environment, urban and rural development, vulnerable groups, minorities, women and children. How sound are development plans developed by African governments? In what ways have they been successful? Whose development and in whose interest? How should development in Africa proceed? Who should be involved in Africa’s development and why? Are Africa’s development partners genuine? What projects should Africa pursue? These are the type of questions that papers are invited to explore.

Organized and hosted by the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor and other faculties at Kisii University, this Third Interdisciplinary International Conference will be held between June 22 to 25, 2016 at Nairobi Campus, of Kisii University, Kenya. 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, 2016 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com

The deadline for submission of full papers is May 30, 2016. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to Kisii University. The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

Colloquium 1: Service Sectors, Politics and Development in Africa
Sub Themes:
a. Social Protection in Africa
b. Energy, Water, Agriculture and Development
c. Health and Development
d. Heritage, Culture and Development
e. Urban and Rural Development
f. Gender Dynamics and Women in Africa
g. Politics and Governance in Africa
h. Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Kenywood, hip hop, etc
i. The language question in Africa
j. Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability
k. Peace, Conflict and Security issues
l. IDPs and Refugee Crisis in Africa
m. Economic Development in Africa
n. Civil Society, NGOs and Social Movements in Africa
o. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 2: Management of Resources in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. Exploitation of Strategic Resources in Africa
b. International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking
c. Industry and Manufacturing in Africa
d. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
e. Global Finance and Development
f. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste
g. Planning and Mmanagement of Natural Resources
h. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship
i. The Cooperative Movement and Savings Societies in Africa
j. Media, Transport and Communication in Africa
k. Trade and regional blocs
l. Global Business Management
m. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. Education, Research, Science and Development
b. Open and Distance Learning and Education
c. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Africa
d. Higher Education, Partnerships and Publishing
e. Exchange Programmes and Linkages
f. Evaluation and Education Reforms
g. ICT and e-Learning
h. Open and Distance Education
i. Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in Africa
j. Industry, Technology and Education
k. Private Education, Early Learning and Special Education
l. Technical and Vocational Education
m. Primary Education, Education and Poverty Alleviation
o. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 4: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights
Sub-Themes:
a. Judicial Reforms and Human Rights in Africa
b. International Trade and New Maritime Laws
c. Local and Global Networks
d. Cohesion and Integration Issues
e. New Constitutional reforms
f. Judiciary and Corruption
g. ICT and Law
h. Alternative Legal Systems and Structures
i. Environmental Law and Conservation
j. Dealing with Global Outlaws
k. Global Legal Education
l. Civic and Citizen Education
m. Special Courts and Small Claims Courts
n. Global Recruitment Firms in Africa
o. Illegal and Forced Migration
p. Mineral Treaties and Agreements
q. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. Science and Natural Resource Management
b. Collaborations in Science, Technology and Development
c. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries
d. Engineering and Training in Science and Technology
e. Science, Technology and Innovation
f. Industry and University Collaboration
g. Research and Development (R&D)
h. Developing Patents and Trademarks
i. innovation, Science, Technology and Environment
j. ICT, Science and Technology
k. Science, Gender and Women
m. Science, Children and Youth
n. Health, Medicine HIV and AIDS
o. Health Tourism
p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 6: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. Radicalization, Islam and Christianity in Africa
b. Radical Religious Groups in Africa
c. Media and the Church in Africa
d. Ethics and Development in Africa
e. Theology and Development in Africa
f. Faith-Based NGOs
h. Religious Institutions and Development
i. The Church and the State
m. Global Mega Evangelists
n. Religion and Environmental Issues
o. Religion, Gender and Women in Africa
p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. Africa Security Architecture
b. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
c. Conflict, War and Violence in Africa
d. Human Rights
e. Peace Education
f. Conflict management
g. Refugees in Africa
h. Ethical Issues in Development
i. Leadership and Governance
j. Corruption in Africa
k. Regional Bodies and peace in Africa
l. Cold Peace and Warm Peace in Africa
m. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
n. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology
Sub-Themes:
a) Information and Communication Technology in Africa
b) Architecture of ICT in Africa
c) Disseminations and publication
d) Library resources
e) E-Library/Virtual library
f) E- books/E-Journals
g) Internet Research
h) Communication and Journalism
i) Databases
j. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Sub-Themes:
a. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development
b. Deconstructing Development
c. Gender, Women and Development
d. Corporate Social Responsibility
e. Aid and Sectoral Development
f. New Paradigms of Development
g. Minority Groups and Tensions
h. Interdisciplinary Research
i. Public Policy and Ecology
j. Entrepreneurship and Development
k. Gender and Development
l. Integrated Rural Urban Development
m. Environment and Development
n. Social and Economic Research
o. Research Regimes
p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings
Sub-Themes:
a. Open for any panels or roundtables
b. Any relevant topic

Registration Fees:
1. Staff and students from the Kisii University (KSU) KShs.5000
2. Staff and students from other universities in Kenya KShs.6, 000
3. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations KShs.6, 500
4. Rest of Africa US$ 150
5. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200

Registration fee payments to: Kenya Studies and Scholars Association (KESSA) or Kisii University (KSU) (Attn: 3rd Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference)

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:
Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Students Affairs),
Kisii University,
P.O BOX 408-40200, Kisii, Kenya
Tel: + 254-058-30826
E-mail: mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or amutabi@yahoo.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com

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